SIMPLE CITY burial CAN BE AFFORDABLE AND EARTH-FRIENDLY

If you don't own a burial plot, you may be surprised at the stately spaces still available within a reasonable subway ride or drive from Manhattan (you just need to know where to look). If you do own cemetery grave space within the New York-New Jersey area, or have inherited it, consider yourself fortunate. Either way, we will help you arrange an affordable burial.

And here's more encouraging news (helpful at sad times like these): Most NYC-area cemeteries do not insist upon expensive fiberglass/concrete burial liners and vaults, so that's a big help. It's a shame, for instance, that nearly all Connecticut cemeteries require families to purchase a $1400-plus box to go around the casket to keep the topsoil level. That vault isn't usually required in New York, so if we forgo a formaldehyde embalming, bury the deceased in a pine, poplar or wicker casket, we have then fulfilled three of the requirements for a greener funeral--no vault, no formaldehyde, and no metal casket. Jewish burial and Islamic burial, of course, have always been free of artifice and environmentally minded.

Fitting Tribute Funeral Services has access to many lovely venues and chapels where a funeral service can be held before we proceed to any cemetery for the burial service.  When the deceased was from a Jewish household, we can easily arrange a ritual bathing/shrouding Tahara ceremony before the funeral and graveside service. Here's a list of Jewish cemeteries in the New York City area. Wikipedia maintains a surprisingly good list of New York's non-denominational burial sites.

Our larger chapel comfortably seats 325 people, and it provides a welcomed and relaxed opportunity to pay tribute to the deceased before heading out to the cemetery. We can also hold large evening wakes in this space the night before burial.

Our larger chapel comfortably seats 325 people, and it provides a welcomed and relaxed opportunity to pay tribute to the deceased before heading out to the cemetery. We can also hold large evening wakes in this space the night before burial.



One funeral home in Brooklyn is equipped with two handsome sanctuaries where families and friends can gather before a burial. The warm, wood-lined chapel above seats 175 people, is on the second floor, and has elevator access for everyone needing it.

One funeral home in Brooklyn is equipped with two handsome sanctuaries where families and friends can gather before a burial. The warm, wood-lined chapel above seats 175 people, is on the second floor, and has elevator access for everyone needing it.

Your family can relax in a family room like this one in a quiet corner of the funeral home before entering the larger chapel, or your entire service could be held in this room if you have a small group. A special alcove to the left holds the open or closed casket.

Your family can relax in a family room like this one in a quiet corner of the funeral home before entering the larger chapel, or your entire service could be held in this room if you have a small group. A special alcove to the left holds the open or closed casket.