Why Opt For Disinterment

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Full Cemetery Services at Mt Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Cemetery offers a full range of cemetery services and burial options, which includes disinterment. For anyone who has lost a loved one, there is always the question of the burial and how to best go about it. And sometime those priorities change, which brings us to disinterment. This is the physical removal of a coffin from the ground.

Typically, disinterment only happens through legal action. Either as part of a police investigation or, the more common way, if the family makes the decision to relocate to another location. But these legal steps must be taken, because cemeteries are not permitted to simply unearth a casket and relocate it for their own purposes. When disinterment is the choice, it can be a difficult decision. However, the staff at Mount Pleasant Cemetery is here to make this go as smoothly as possible. Losing a loved one is hard enough. Any subsequent decisions should be made in as simple an environment as possible.

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Reasons to Request Disinterment

When it comes to the disinterment of a coffin, there are a few reasons why a family member may request it. It could be to relocate the body to another part of the same cemetery. But more likely it is the desire to move the body to another cemetery entirely. When this happens, it is often due to family squabbles about where someone should be buried. And then legal action is taken in order to rectify the situation. These family arguments can be very stressful. So we do all we can to make this process go as smoothly as possible.

There are also circumstances where cemeteries may need to disinter and reinter a casket. This includes:

  • correcting an error.
  • moving a body from a temporary holding location to the permanent one.
  • the outer burial container is encroaching on another grave space.

When an error on the part of the cemetery occurs, the responsibility of disinterment falls on the shoulders of the cemetery. They must provide the next of kin of the issue and give enough advance notice.

Fortunately, when you turn to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, these sorts of circumstances are as rare as a unicorn. You are in the best hands-on Long Island for cemetery and burial services. In the case of an error, we will do all we can to professionally handle it and do so with you in mind.

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Contact Mount Pleasant Cemetery Today

Mount Pleasant Cemetery of Center Moriches, New York is proud to maintain one of the most beautiful and well-managed cemeteries in Eastern Suffolk County, Long Island. Our cemetery grounds are distinctive in design and yet traditional in nature, which allows everyone a great selection of burial plots. Allowing for a personal space for your loved one. We also have our very own private chapel on our premises, making planning cemetery services simple and easy. And we have a state-of-the-art crematory system.

Our aim is to help you get through this tough time and provide you with exceptional cemetery and cremation services. We are open 7 days a week, so you can come visit when it works for you. For more information about our various cemetery and crematory services, please reach out to us today. We know how difficult it is to lose a loved one, which is why we are proud to offer respectful cemetery and crematory services.


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