Scarpa Las-Rosas Funeral Home has been part of the Somerville, NJ community for many years. We love the diversity of the people, the rich history, and the beauty of the Raritan River. Most of all, we are honored to serve our neighbors and friends when they need us most: after losing a loved one.
Grief specialists agree that having a service of commemoration for the deceased is an essential step in the healing process. Of course, nothing you do will allow you to feel fully healed. Loss is permanent. But, honoring your emotions and grief, as well as leaning on Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home to provide you with a personalized funeral and burial or cremation services in Somerville for your loved one will get you moving in the right direction.
Our aim is to capture the spirit of your passed loved one and arrange a procession fitting for his or her life, loves, preferences, hobbies, dreams, and legacy.
Here’s how working with our expert staff helps you during this delicate time:
Peace of mind
Knowing that a professional you can trust has a handle on the details, arrangements, and a good grasp of the resources needed to create a fitting tribute for your beloved is a huge weight off your shoulders. This doesn’t mean you have little say in what details will develop, but this does mean you have the freedom to mourn, spend time with loved ones, and make guided decisions as your funeral director coordinates the tribute you want.
Choices as unique as your deceased family member or friend in Somerville, NJ
Not one funeral or celebration of life is the same. Your loved one meant a lot to you and had a unique impact on your life. It only follows that you, now, want to ensure that the final tribute to his or her life fit the individual. Some unique ideas:
- Celebration of life dinner at a favorite local restaurant
- Special donations in lieu of flowers
- Fireworks display
- Memory table, filled with favorite photos, trinkets,
- Helium balloon release
- Significant snacks: share the deceased’s favorite eats—popcorn machine, signature drink, candy bar, etc.
- Open mic session in lieu of a traditional eulogy
- Music track with deceased’s favorite music or personal recordings (if musician)
- Game table with loved one’s favorite board games/card games
- Pass out tree samplings
- Pod burial (instead of traditional burial)
- Photo booth
- Costume party (all guests dress in loved one’s favorite color, article of clothing, pajamas, etc.)
Here’s the thing—if you would rather forgo a traditional visitation and funeral, we would be happy to help you to create the most unique-to-your-loved-one gathering. Or, if you prefer (or a pre-plan dictates), we can handle a direct cremation (immediate transport from the place of death to the crematory). We can add whatever memorial ceremony you wish to follow, if desired.
Our funeral home and cremation services for your Somerville arrangements
We offer so much more than solely the typical funeral arrangements. Take a look at what Scarpa-Las Rosas does:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any of these arrangements can be part of your loved one’s final provisions. Please, come visit us at 22 Craig Place, North Plainfield, NJ 07060 or give us a call at 908-756-2693. The caring staff of Scarpa Las-Rosas Funeral Home will help you to have your loved one’s death-care handled with finesse. We are here for you!