Caribe funeral home offers casket rental for following direct cremation. Casket rental in NYC for the viewing and funeral service and the deceased is removed and placed in another container suitable for cremation. This would be called the cremation casket.
Casket rental in NYC
The rental casket will look just like a regular casket except that it has a removable liner. This liner will hold the deceased and for sanitary reasons does not come in contact with the “shell” of the casket. This cremation casket is cushioned inside the larger, more expensive rental casket. After the funeral services have concluded, this “alternative container” or cremation casket is lifted out of the outer rental casket and taken to the crematory. The decedent is cremated with the cremation casket.
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If your family has chosen cremation, but you plan to have a traditional funeral service with a public viewing of the body, you will most likely use, or at least be offered the suggestion of using a rental casket.
What is a rental casket?
Exactly as the name implies, you simply rent one of our beautiful caskets for the viewing and funeral service and the deceased is removed and placed in another container suitable for cremation. This would be called the cremation casket.
Renting a casket has a ton of benefits — for one, renting an item you’ll only use once or twice is much cheaper (and more sustainable) than actually buying it.
The average American funeral can range anywhere from $8,000 to $10,000, with the average casket costing $2,000 Here at Caribe Funeral Home, we have been providing families the opportunity to rent caskets for a much smaller price — over $1,000 less in some cases. Renting a casket is as simple as asking our funeral director about your options. When you choose to rent a casket, a simple interior container that looks like a wooden box will actually hold the body; at no point will the body actually come into contact with the rental casket. This box is cushioned inside the larger, more expensive casket. After the ceremony, this inner shell can be easily slid or lifted out of the outer casket.
The casket itself acts as a “shell” around this container making it suitable for public visitation and viewing. The rental casket looks just like any other wooden casket and the public would not be aware that your family has rented the casket.
After the funeral service, the funeral director folds in the overlay and throw, places a lid on top of the inner container and the unit is then removed from the outer casket shell. The inner container holding the body is then transported to the crematory.