Home Funeral Services Immediate Burial

Immediate Burial

An Immediate Burial is normally selected where no viewing, visitation, rites, rituals or ceremonies are planned or conducted. The decedent would be removed from the place of death and arrangements for a burial would be made. The Immediate Burial provides the family with an affordable funeral service option that includes the professional and caring services afforded all families served by Salerno’s Rosedale and Galewood Chapels.

What is an Immediate Burial?

With an immediate burial the body is taken directly from the place of death (or from the morgue) to the cemetery. Normally, the body stops at the funeral home just long enough to secure the death certificate and burial permit – and for the family to buy the cemetery lot.  The body is then transported to the cemetery where it will be buried.

Because direct burial does not include a formal funeral or any pre-funeral events, many of the costs of a traditional funeral are avoided.

With an immediate burial there is no:

  • funeral ceremony
  • viewing or visitation ceremony
  • grave side ceremony
  • embalming or other body preparation

Although an immediate burial does not include any type of formal ceremony, many families choose to hold a get-together at a relative’s house following the burial. This allows the family to get a sense of closure without incurring additional expenses at the funeral home.