A Lasting Gift for Your Family, Cemetery Pre-Planning


A Loving Act for Your Family
Planning your final arrangements ahead of time is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Puritan Lawn is a leader in pre-planning education, having talked to thousands of families over the past 80 years about the financial and emotional benefits of planning ahead. 

Price Protection
Like most products and services, the cost of cemetery lots rises over time. Cemeteries that are reaching capacity are particularly prone to price increases as the availability of burial lots diminishes. Planning ahead allows you to lock in today’s prices and avoid any future price increases.

Payment Plans
When a cemetery lot is purchased at the time of death, the full amount must be paid prior to the burial. By arranging a cemetery lot in advance, you have the opportunity to pay over time and lessen your financial burden.

Shared Decision-Making
When families don’t pre-plan, the widow is usually left making funeral arrangements on her own. Being burdened with these decisions at a time of grief can be truly overwhelming. Families that plan ahead eliminate unnecessary stress for surviving family members and make the days following death a little easier.

Preplanning allows you to make arrangements at your convenience, and ensures that your final wishes will be followed. You and your loved ones can meet with a family services counselor at your home or at the cemetery office to review options for burial or cremation arrangements. Staff members are trained to listen closely to customers and thoroughly explore options to select the package that’s best for you.

Preplanning:  The Bottom Line
With the shortage of available burial space in the Northeast, most cemeteries don’t offer preplanning services, so it’s wise to call and inquire before you visit. Puritan Lawn specializes in plan-ahead arrangements, with over 90% of families served choosing this option. Offering 140 acres and 26 different sections, Puritan Lawn can accommodate virtually any preference and budget. If you make the decision to plan ahead, your surviving family members will one day appreciate your thoughtfulness.

How to Choose a Cemetery

1. Ask whether plan-ahead programs are offered.
2. Find out if perpetual maintenance is included in your purchase.
3. Visit each cemetery and request a tour.
4. Explore options together with family members.
5. Ask about special discounts and payment plans.

For more information, contact Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody Massachusetts,