Our firm offers the highest quality products to help you create a loving and memorable service for your loved ones. Many products can be personalized to reflect the life and loves of your beloved family members.
A large selection of caskets in wood, steel, stainless steel, and copper are available.
A variety of cremation urns are also available.
Most families select caskets for their beauty and finish. But there are a lot of little things about high-quality caskets that most people never notice--and that frankly aren't meant to stand out.
Details in design, construction, and finish are meant to enhance the display of the casket in an attractive and dignified manner and to keep the tasks involved in handling, closing, and transport to a smooth minimum. These are details that all good caskets share.
There are many different types of metal caskets, and each type has its unique features and advantages.
Bronze, copper, and stainless steel are considered semi-precious metals. Steel caskets are categorized based on the thickness of the material used (e.g., 16-gauge steel, 18-gauge steel, and 20-gauge steel.)
The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock-resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each Aurora casket handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource.
The most popular species of hardwood caskets are:
Professional woodworkers, skilled in the art of cabinetry, follow many steps to ensure that the quality of the final product is comparable to that of the finest furniture. These craftsmen apply a wide variety of exterior finishes that accent the graining pattern that is unique to each species of wood.
Consumers Guide to Burial Vaults
Burial vaults or grave liners, also known as burial containers, are commonly used in "traditional," full-service funerals. The vault or liner is placed in the ground before burial, and the casket is lowered into it at burial.
The purpose is to prevent the ground from caving in as the casket deteriorates over time. A grave liner is made of reinforced concrete and will satisfy any cemetery requirement. Grave liners cover only the top and sides of the casket. A burial vault is more substantial than a grave liner.
Burial vaults surround the casket in concrete or another material and may be sold with a warranty of protective strength.
State laws do not require a vault or liner, but many cemeteries require some type of outer burial container to prevent the grave from sinking in the future.
Neither grave liners nor burial vaults are designed to prevent the eventual decomposition of human remains.
Additional Merchandise for Families
We offer our famlies a variety of merchandise to make the Funeral more personal. We have many different laminated prayer cards that can be personalzed, along with register books, rosary beads, thank you cards a cross or crucifix. We also provide a name plate that is displayed.
Our funeral home offers many styles of urns. This is a sampling of the many urns that are available. The prices range from $135.00 to $1500.00
Cremation urns are made of many different types of materials, from bronze and copper to stainless steel to various species of hardwood.
Many urns can be personalized, thereby offering a visual record of a life lived. In addition to names, birth dates, and death dates, a favorite activity, sport, or hobby, fraternal organization, or military emblem can also be engraved on the cremation urn.
Until the urn is personalized, it's just a container. After it's personalized, it serves as a permanent memorial--a lasting tribute to the life that was lived.
Keepsake urns are smaller urns that hold a portion of the cremated remains.They range in design from very simple to very detailed works of art.
The concept behind the keepsake is to allow each family member to have a small amount of the cremated remains to create a personal memorial.
This is particularly important when scattering is chosen as the method of final disposition for the cremated remains, or for families and friends separated by distance.
William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc. - Proudly Serving Pine Bush, NY and all of our surrounding communities.
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Our funeral home is a independently owned and operated business. We are large enough to give our families the same service as the largest funeral homes around, yet we are small enough that each family receives the level of attention and care they deserve in their hour of need
William M. Gagan Funeral Home Inc.
1525 Burlingham Road County Road 7 Pine Bush, NY 12566 Tel: 845-744-6008 Fax: 845-744-4754 Email: email@example.com