Disinterment or removal is the process of moving someone’s final remains. Disinterment is an option when you have someone’s final remains residing at Mount Pleasant Cemetery and Crematory. When you opt for disinterment, you have two options.

  • Re-interment within the cemetery
  • To another cemetery

We can ably move the remains from one final resting place to another if you decide that is best. Or if you want them taken to another cemetery we can help with that disinterment process too. We understand how difficult losing a loved one can be and we do all that we can to ensure that you feel comfortable with the decision.

For more information about our cemetery and crematory services, please reach out to us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our cemetery options and services. This includes aspects such as interments, monument, cremations and much more. All we care about is making you feel comfortable and loved. So please, do not hesitate to give us a call when the time is right. The number for our office is (631) 878-0482. When you call, we can go over all of the details regarding disinterment and our other various cemetery services.

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Disinterment & Consent

Before moving the remains, there must be a consent or objection to the disinterment in writing. This consent process includes the lot owner and certain family members. And if the remains are being moved to another cemetery, then that cemetery also needs to consent in writing. If there is someone who is not consenting to the movement whose consent is required, then that is when court proceedings open up.

There are some very specific requirements for a court proceeding regarding the moving of someone’s final remains. So consulting with a lawyer is recommended. If the remains have been placed in an ossuary or have been scattered in a garden, then those remains cannot be disinterred or removed.

You can read more about interments and disinterment from New York State’s website. We ably follow the guidelines set in place and assure you of a final resting place that meets your standards, too.