People generally understand what the term cremation means. When we are asked for a detailed definition, however, we tend to hesitate while searching for appropriate words. A suggested definition of cremation is the: "The mechanical and/or thermal or other dissolution process that reduces human remains to bone fragments." Cremation includes the processing and usually includes the pulverization of the bone fragments.

This definition covers a variety of technologies that may be applied in order to achieve reduction to bone fragments, including traditional flame-based cremation, calcination and alkaline hydrolysis.

Code of Ethics

In the practice of cremation, we believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of the deceased, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of life; 
  • That a Cremation Authority should be responsible for creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times; 
  • That cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization; 
  • That the dead of our society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors. 

Connecticut Statute concerning Cremation

  • The law in our state requires that we wait 48 hours for a body to be cremated. The state also requires us to have a body viewed by the State’s Medical Examiner’s Office for cremation so a cremation permit may be issued. 
  • During this time, once the medical examiner has signed off on the cremation, we complete and file all the necessary paperwork to go forward with the cremation.

*Reprinted with permission from Cremation Association of North America (CANA)

Lupinski Funeral Home, Inc. is a proud member of CANA.