Funerals & Interments
St. Stephen’s is here for you at this most difficult of times: the loss of a loved one.
To inquire about having a funeral service at St. Stephen's, or to have a burial of a casket or cremated remains in our cemetery, please email us using the icon at the foot of this page and we will get back to you right away. For our current cemetery prices, click here.
Once your funeral has been scheduled, please complete this online form (coming soon).
Whatever the stage of life one is in, it is never too early to start thinking about the purchase of a burial plot or columbarium niche, either at St. Stephen’s or elsewhere. In fact, the more that end of life planning can be taken care of while one is fit and healthy, the more it will be a blessing to our family when the time comes. There are several crucial things we can do right now:
Make your Last Will and Testament or Living Trust - this deals with how your estate is disbursed and divided after your death.
Make your Living Will (also called an Advance Directive, or Physicians’; Directive) - this specifies your wishes about how your final chapter of life is carried out.
Bequests or Legacies - you can specify that a particular non-profit benefit from a portion of your estate. If you would like St. Stephen’s to benefit from a bequest, please contact us via the details at the bottom of this page.
Decide how you would like your earthly remains to be dealt with. The two main options are interment in a casket, or cremation. Cremated remains can also be interred in a burial plot, or in a vault or columbarium niche. When you have decided, it is best to include this in your Last Will and Testament. If you have not yet purchased a plot, vault or niche in a cemetery, contact any cemetery (including St. Stephen’s Cemetery) and they will be able to assist you with making a purchase.
A useful book for planning for the end of life is “A Beginner’s Guide to the End” by Dr. BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger.