ABOVE GROUND BURIAL
When choosing the type of burial you will find most in keeping with your wishes, you might consider above-ground entombment for yourself or a family member. The following information will help you know what is involved so that you can make a meaningful decision.
All four of your Catholic Cemeteries in Orange County offer above-ground burial in sacred, serene, and secure mausoleum wall crypts.
A mausoleum is a large building that provides above ground entombment for human remains. A mausoleum crypt space is one space for the placement of one casketed remains.
When you purchase mausoleum crypt space entombment, you are purchasing “entombment rights,” meaning the right to designate who may be entombed in the space. Arrangements can be made for a single mausoleum crypt or a companion unit that is designed for two casketed remains.
There are two types of companion units. One provides side by side placement and the other offers end to end placement. Most of our mausoleums offer a choice of six levels. Our mausoleums also offer niche space for cremated remains.
Granite crypt fronts are designed for single or companion crypts. An inscription on the crypt front includes the name of the deceased and birth and death dates. You may usually also place a vase or personalized religious feature on the crypt front.
The entombment fee includes the following: administration, permanent record keeping and documentation, opening and closing of the crypt space, entombment service set-up, supplies and services.
Your cost depends on several factors including:
The location of the crypt space you choose;
The type of crypt space you select;
The kind of crypt memorialization you want;
The time you make your purchase.
As time goes by, inflation pushes prices up. But you can avoid higher costs in the future by making your selections now.
Making these important decisions now will save your family money, and you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that your arrangements are complete.
This information provides basic facts about above ground burial. For answers to specific questions, please contact one of our cemetery arrangement counselors.