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Serenity Cremation Center / Family Witness Room

The Gorton-Menard Funeral Home and Crematory has provided our community with the best quality staff, facilities and equipment possible. In 2011 we completed our newest addition to the facilities, the Serenity Cremation Center specifically to provide quality and unique cremation services to our families. We are the first funeral home in the state to own and operate our own crematory and to do so in our own facility, with a Family Gathering and Witness Room. Prices start at $2495 and can be found by clicking on this page.

Our crematory is not in a garage or warehouse, but is located close to our chapels and community rooms - across our newly expanded parking lot, which comfortably holds up to 100 vehicles. We have a sofa and chairs in the crematory and a witness area where families may participate in the process if they wish, hold a private memorial, or enjoy refreshments and fellowship following the cremation ceremonies. Not all families desire to be present for any part of the cremation process, but for those that do, we felt it was important to provide dignified and comfortable facilities. At our new location, the Serenity Cremation Center we welcome tours, inspections, and participation at any level that is meaningful to you.

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“Cremation is becoming an ever more popular alternative to traditional burial for a wide variety of reasons,” states Alfred Menard, owner and funeral director.  “The installation of a new state-of-the art cremation unit means that all facets of the cremation process will take place on location - at the funeral home, thereby assuring our client families of complete accountability and exacting standards throughout the cremation process”, Menard said. “This also allows for families to be present during the cremation process if they should desire, a request that is prevalent in many religions and cultures. We adhere to the highest industry standards; the Serenity Cremation Center offers families that choose cremation many options. From a full committal service in our chapel to a small family gathering in our witness room, we strive to meet our community’s needs.”

Gorton-Menard’s Serenity Cremation Center is a proud member of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) (Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America is an International organization of over 1500 members, composed of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for Memorialization. Our crematories are managed and operated by Certified Cremationists/Licensed Funeral Directors. You and your family can trust our processes and procedures. Everything is done ethically and in a dignified manor. We use a vacuum process to collect the cremated remains so you can be assured that all available remains are returned to you and your family in the container you selected.

If you wish to tour our Serenity Cremation Center, have a speaker about cremation services and procedures, or have questions, please contact us at: or call (401) 821-7306.

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