One of the first decisions you will face when preplanning or making funeral arrangements with your funeral director is what will happen to the body. Personal preferences or cultural traditions may help you in your decision making. If you are unsure of your final disposition options, the best place to start is having a conversation with your funeral director.
While all states vary, in New Jersey, a licensed funeral director employed or hired by the funeral home handling the arrangements must be present at the disposition. That means they must accompany the body to the cemetery or crematory.