Going green

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, but could you hold the concrete, please? By Sandra A. Miller Globe Correspondent /March 1, 2009   Ruth Faas and Sue Cross watched attentively as the crimson ecopod decorated with the gold Aztec sun symbol was lowered into a grave at Mount Auburn Cemetery last May. Cemetery administrators had …

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When you want a Do-It-Yourself answer to funeral planning

CROSSINGS is a home funeral and green burial resource center fostering the integration of dying and after-death care back to the family. There are affordable and environmentally responsible alternatives to conventional funeral and burial care. Educational, inspirational and practical tools for creating healing and honoring the passage of our loved ones. Click here to view …

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Winter burials are available

We have had several questions about winter burials Since there was very little frozen ground in the woods we were able to open and close the grave sites in winter. If this is not possible, most funeral homes have a cold room for temporary storage of remains without embalming.            

The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine

Funeral advise you can trust We achieve this goal through consumer education and outreach, including group presentations, printed materials, personal consultations, Maine price surveys, information about Maine funeral laws, and membership benefits. We encourage members to discuss their after-death preferences with family, friends and/or trusted advisors. We provide speakers who are well-informed about all aspects …

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