Whether for financial, environmental, or personal reasons, an ever-increasing number of Bronx families turn to McKeon Funeral Home for cremation service. Why? We offer families the highest degree of personal attention, and each member of our staff–adheres strictly to the highest standards of professional performance processes and procedures. In short, you can put your complete trust in McKeon Funeral Home. If you would like to discuss our services, policies, or procedures, we invite you to send us an email to arrange for a phone or in-person appointment. However, if you have immediate need of our services, call us at (718) 655-6464, any time of the day or night.
It's Right for a Growing Number of Families
According to the professional association CANA, in 2011 the cremation rate in the United States was 42 percent which means that for every 100 people who died that year, 42 deaths involved the selection of cremation services, while 56 deaths involved in traditional casketed burial or its alternative, green burial. (Unfortunately, there are no statistics available about how many Americans choose green burial. But Lauren Markoe, author of the 2014 Religious News Service online article "Green Burials Reflect a Shift to Care for Body and Soul", writes "an indication of its rising popularity comes from a 2007 AARP study, which found that nearly one in five Americans age 50 and older who have planned for a funeral have considered a green one.")
Some few years later, it's not surprising the number of cremation arrangements continues to rise; and is predicted (once again by CANA) to grow from 42% in 2011 to 58.85% just 14 years later, in 2025. This growth means more than you might realize; it means more Bronx families will be in need of trusted, affordable cremation services–and for many that necessity will bring them to McKeon Funeral Home.
Excellence is What We Offer
You'll be pleased to know that we've partnered with Woodlawn Cemetery & Crematory, considered to be one of the finest, most professional crematories in the area. Every individual is attended to by certified crematory operators who are guided by a strict set of identification and verification processes and procedural guidelines. Together with a strong professional code of ethics, these stipulated protocols ensure that your loved one's cremation will be handled in a timely, respectful way–by highly experienced professionals.
We believe no other Bronx funeral home can match McKeon Funeral Home's cremation services; not in price, and certainly not in the quality of care provided to the deceased and to the surviving family members.
But we don't want you to take our word for it. That's why we urge you to do your due diligence. Before making the final decision concerning which funeral home or cremation provider you'll entrust to care for a loved one, call us at (718) 655-6464. Ask us the following questions, and then make similar inquiries with other Bronx funeral homes and cremation providers:
How often do you inspect the crematory facility?
Does the crematory allow us to witness, or participate in, the cremation?
Where did the crematory operators receive their certification?
How long will they hold the body before our loved one is attended to?
Is there refrigeration on site?
What are their identification and verification processes?
Can you provide the names and contact details of families who have used your services?
When you choose to be pro-active and consciously engage in due diligence as part of the process of selecting the most appropriate cremation services provider for your family's needs, we're confident you'll arrive at the right decision for your family. And chances are very good–because of our commitment to quality and our affordable cremation costs–you'll choose McKeon Funeral Home to care for your loved one. Call us at (718) 655-6464 to begin the conversation.