Service Options

Service Options

Sometimes the thought of planning a funeral seems too difficult for those who have suffered a loss. We are here to help lighten your burden and remind you of the true value a ceremony can hold for you and your family.

The Healing Power of Funeral Services

Coping with a loss is never easy, and services are an essential part of the recovery process. A funeral service provides those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to come to terms with the loss and say goodbye. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing and peace. No matter the setting, style, or direction you choose, our professional staff are honored to assist you in creating a service that reflects your loved one's unique life journey.

Burial Services

There are different elements you can choose from when arranging a burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate Burial means that your loved one's physical remains will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • Visitation (also called a "viewing", "wake" or "calling hours") allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one (in an open or closed casket) and gives everyone the opportunity to say goodbye and offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
  • Graveside, or Committal Services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is brought to his or her place of rest.

Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case. When you choose to care for the physical remains through cremation, we encourage you to consider all the options available to you. You can provide a chance for friends and family to say goodbye through a final viewing before the cremation, and you can also hold a formal service either before or after the cremation occurs. After the cremation itself, there are a variety of choices for your loved one's final disposition:

Interment means that you'll bury your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in the family plot, a memorial site, cremation niche, or in a variety of other indoor outdoor locations. Ask our staff for more information on interment possibilities.

Graveside Services are similar to those celebrated alongside a traditional ground burial, in which loved ones are present at the burial of the cremated remains and honor the deceased through memorial prayers or other meaningful tributes.

Placing cremated remains in multiple urns allows family members who are separated by distance to each feel the comfort of having their loved one's final resting place in a nearby location.

Choosing to care for your loved ones cremated remains is also a possibility. Most often, this is the wish of spouses. When the first spouse passes away the urn with their cremated remains is retained by the surviving spouse until the time of their death. When the survivor passes away their cremated remains are interred. Some individuals take home cremated remains without having an intention of burying or scattering the cremated remains. While you may find having your loved ones cremated remains close to you brings you comfort, there are long term ramifications to consider, such as what will happen to your loved ones cremated remains when you pass away?  Will your family want or be willing to care for your loved ones cremated remains and potentially your own?  Many families we work with find there are benefits to having a place of permanent memorialization.

  • Interring your loved one a cemetery or cremation niche is a safe space for your loved ones remains. It provides you a place to go and visit and feel close to them as well as allowing others in the family or their friends the same opportunity.
  • Many cemeteries are becoming not only a place of remembrance, but a place of education. The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery is a great example of this. Your loved one is interred on sacred ground, but it also serves as a valuable educational tool, letting school children learn about the United States Military, the sacrifices that were and are made, and learning about the men and women whose sacrifice allows us to live the way we live today.
  • You do not have to worry about what will happen to the remains when you are gone. 


Our funeral directors are happy to discuss all options with families in greater detail when we meet in person or answer questions you may have by phone. 

Bryant Funeral Homes & Crematory

Funeral Home Office Hours:

Our personnel are available 24 hours a day to assist families who have experienced a death. Due to the nature of our business, our availability varies. Generally, our office is staffed
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
After Hours by Appointment

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