FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TRADITIONAL IN-GROUND BURIAL

BURIAL PACKAGE DEFINED

  • Interment space (property or grave)
  • Burial vault (outer burial container for casket protection)
  • Memorial marker (head stone)
  • Interment fee (opening and closing)
  • Flower vase
  • Setting fee for the vault
  • Setting fee for the memorial marker

 

INTERMENT SPACE / PROPERTY / GRAVE

At Catholic Cemeteries, Orange Diocese, almost all property is burial space for two or more individuals.

Strictly speaking, one does not buy a piece of real estate in a cemetery; rather, one acquires the right to designate who may be buried or “interred” in the space.

Such interment rights include the right to place a memorial marker on the grave and to place flowers in a vase where and when it is permitted. This “interment right” may be purchased for one or two casket burials per grave, or for as many as three individuals if at least one of them has been cremated.

 

BURIAL VAULT

This is an outer burial container that encases the casket. Vaults provide protection for the casket and prevent collapse and sinking of the earth above it.

At Catholic Cemeteries, Orange Diocese, an outer burial container is required for all burials. Many of the newly developed areas already have companion lawn crypts installed so that no additional vault is required.

 

MEMORIAL MARKER

The memorial marker serves to pay tribute to the life of the loved one and to identify the final resting place. It usually consists of a thick slab of granite or a cast bronze plate.

 

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INTERMENT FEE INCLUDES:

  • Administration
  • Permanent record keeping and documentation
  • Labor for opening and closing the grave
  • Set-up of the graveside service
  • Leveling and maintenance of the ground, etc.

 

OTHER COST FACTORS

As time goes by, inflation pressures push prices up. One can avoid higher costs by making the selection of a complete burial package well ahead of the actual time of need.