Frequently Asked Questions


Why is Pre-Planning so important?

Prearranging for death is not a sign of hopelessness; it is an expression of trust, faith, and acceptance.  Pre-planning and pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled. All spaces in Rosedale and Rosehill Cemeteries are available for pre-purchase. Our experienced staff is available to answer all your questions.

Can my pet be buried with me?

No. By statue codified as N.J. Stat. § 45:27-2, “Cemetery" means any land or place used or dedicated for use for burial of human remains, cremation of human remains, or disposition of cremated human remains.  A cemetery, by definition, may not accept pets, unless it is exclusively a pet cemetery.

What are the additional cemetery costs associated with in-ground burial?

Yes.  Besides the purchase of the grave, there are other costs such as opening fee (the cost to open and close the grave) and foundation fee (the cost for the concrete footing used as a base for the headstone).

What is cremation?

Cremation is the reduction of human remains to incinerated remains thought the process of heat and evaporation.

What is the difference between a grave, mausoleum, and a columbarium?

A grave is an area in the ground for the burial of a casket and/or an urn.  The mausoleum is a building in which consists of crypt spaces (for caskets) and niche spaces (for urns).  A columbarium is a structure with compartments of niches (small spaces) for placement of urn(s).

Are there any additional fees for care & maintenance?

The amount for ongoing care and maintenance for the cemetery is included in every purchase price (called Maintenance and Preservation Fund); therefore, no annual fees are required. Under New Jersey state law, each Certificate of Authority Cemetery is required to establish its own Maintenance and Preservation Fund.