Membership Benefits and Services
The Memorial Society of Northeast New Jersey offers many services and benefits
to members when they are faced with a time of stress and loss.
Choice of Services
- Direct cremation
The Funeral Director will pick up and transport the body,
without embalming it in a combustible container to the crematorium.
NOTE: The cost of the cremation is not included
in the funeral home agreed-to price.
- Direct burial
The Funeral Director will place the body, without embalming,
in a modest casket and transport it to the cemetery for burial.
NOTE: Charges for the cemetery plot, grave liner [if required], and
opening and closing of the grave are not included
in the Funeral Director's price
- Cremation with funeral services
- Burial with funeral services
- Donation of body to medical school
The Society can provide information on body or organ donation.
- Peace of Mind
By pre-planning their funeral arrangements, you can
have the confidence that their family will know your wishes.
As an informed funeral consumer, you can plan a service which
reflects your wishes, cultural and religious background, and your budget.
Agreements with a number of locally-owned funeral businesses
that offer our members savings of hundreds or even thousands of dollars
on their funeral arrangements.
By pre-planning but not pre-paying any funeral arrangements,
you can avoid costly pre-need death-insurance policies.
Our one-page pre-arrangement membership form makes it easy
to state your wishes and helps your family to carry them out.
One phone call in the time of need to the chosen funeral home
puts the plan into action.
The Memorial Society has many free pamphlets
offering information on death-related issues (click on Publications),
a semi-annual newsletter, and
an Annual Meeting with interesting speakers.
All members receive the brochure Putting Your House in Order,
which is helpful in organizing important papers,
policies, and information to share with the family.
- Services Not Covered
- Cemetery plots or expenses
- Funeral home use for funeral/memorial services
- Additional death certificates
Sorry, but we are not a source of financial help for people in need of death-
related assistance. Charities, churches, synagogues, and county governments
may offer help.