22 Craig Pl, North Plainfield, NJ 07060

Funeral and Cremation Planning in Fanwood, NJ

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Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home is located just West of Fanwood, NJ, in North Plainfield. We love this area and strive to provide services as beautiful and diverse as the communities we serve.

Losing a loved one is difficult. We understand. Choosing a funeral home and making decisions regarding burials or cremations is uniquely trying. But, we will get you moving in the right direction, so you can grieve properly, celebrate appropriately, and commemorate your loved one.

Our aim is to capture the personality of your passed loved one and arrange a funeral, visitation, and/or celebration perfectly fitting for his or her life, loves, predilections, pastimes, dreams, and legacy. Working with our kind and professional staff will grant you the peace of mind you need, an offering of choices for a unique memorial, and the services you are looking for.

Finding peace of mind

The peace of mind that comes with the assurance that a professional you can trust is handling the details and arrangements, and providing the resources you need to create a fitting tribute to the deceased is immeasurable. This weight off your shoulders means you have the autonomy to grieve, focus on caring for yourself and your family, and make gently guided decisions with your funeral director.

Unique funeral home and burial/cremation options in Fanwood, NJ

Not one person is the same as another—so your loved one’s final arrangements should not be generic. We know that your loved one meant a great deal to you and had an irreplaceable influence on your life. That said, we understand that you want to ensure that the final tribute fits his or her individuality. Some unique ideas:

  • Music track with deceased’s favorite music or personal recordings (if musician) 
  • Game table with loved one’s favorite board games/card games 
  • Celebration of life dinner at a favorite local restaurant
  • Special donations in lieu of flowers 
  • Fireworks display 
  • Photo booth
  • Memory table, filled with favorite photos, trinkets, 
  • Helium balloon release 
  • Open mic session in lieu of a traditional eulogy 
  • Pass out tree samplings 
  • Pod burial (instead of traditional burial) 
  • Significant snacks: share the deceased’s favorite eats—popcorn machine, signature drink, candy bar, etc. 
  • Costume party (all guests dress in loved one’s favorite color, article of clothing, pajamas, etc.)

Our services

We offer much more than merely the distinctive funeral arrangements. If you are looking to create a gathering at home, at your place of worship, in a park, at a bar—we will gladly assist you in this. Our services include, but are not necessarily limited to:

Cemetery burial: human burial is an ancient part of human practice. We will help you select the right casket for your loved one, make burial plans, select a cemetery and burial plot, and choose a gravestone or marker and arrange for inscription. Our relationship with local cemeteries is quite strong—this will aid us in this process. 

Cremations: this option refers to the way in which you or your loved one has opted to deal with the physical remains. Cremation is the burning of the physical remains and pulverization of the bones fragments into ashes. This can absolutely be combined with any other services.

Direct cremations: this is also known as “immediate cremation.” This excludes any visitation, funeral, or ceremony. 

Repatriation: we have over 100 years of experience in repatriation. All aspects of the repatriation are handled by our staff, so the family has no burdens here or at home.

Pre-plan arrangements: we encourage those interested in lifting the burden of final arrangements from their next-of-kin to create a pre-plan. This outlines your wishes, includes payment or partial payment (if pre-payment is desired), and makes coordinating your after-death care seamless for those you love. Be in control of all your end-of-life decisions through funeral pre-planning with us.

Traditional funeral arrangements: honoring the deceased with a funeral is an integral part of human culture; paying respects, joining together in remembrance, and seeking the beginnings of closure. Gatherings can be held here or at a place of worship, personal home, etc. 

Visitation and ceremony arrangements: we can coordinate a wake, visitation, celebration-of-life ceremonies, etc. This is about you, your loved one, and your family. 

24/7 response assistance: need us immediately? We are available ‘round the clock. 

Veterans funeral services: we want to help you to honor your Veteran the way he or she honored all of us. We offer Full Military Honors, 7-Person Detail, or a Standard Honors Team Detail for eligible veterans.

We desire to make this difficult time a bit easier on you. Nothing we can do can take away the sense of loss you feel, but we can alleviate the overwhelming details that coordinating a final disposition can bring to the table. Please, come visit us here at Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home, located at 22 Craig Place, North Plainfield, NJ 07060. Or, give us a call anytime, at 908-756-2693. We will handle your loved one’s death-care with sensitivity and professionalism. Our staff members are here for you.

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