Cremation Services in New York & New Jersey


We are the only firm that actually performs the cremation at our facility.

A casket purchase is NOT required to facilitate a cremation.

We suggest if you are going to have a wake or church service prior to the cremation, consider renting a casket for the service, but perform the actual cremation in a cardboard cremation container.

No cremation may occur in New York State unless the prescribed New York State Cremation Authorization Form is properly executed along with a valid permit from the locality of death.  Certain municipalities also require the approval of the Medical Examiner’s Office prior to the cremation.

Other documentation may be prescribed by Law or the Rules and Regulations of the Crematory itself.

For additional information please feel free to call us at 800-750-8021

It should be noted that Thomas F.X. Flynn, Jr., has embraced cremation and in 1988 founded Oxford Hills Crematory, Inc.,  in Chester, New York whereby we control every single aspect of the cremation process and service for families that have retained our services.  We are the only such facility in the Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Dutchess, Westchester, New York City and Northern New Jersey area to do so.

Arrangements can be made in your home or office, or even over the Internet. Because we control every aspect and step of the cremation process, you will find our services flexible and affordable. As cremation professionals, we can assist you and your family with any additional arrangements, including memorial services in a church or any other appropriate facility. To have the body present before cremation, residents from Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, and Dutchess counties can opt for memorial services prior to the cremation process. Alternatively, the service may occur following the cremation with the cremated remains present.

We offer several dignified cremation options to satisfy each family. Some of the options available include the following.

Chapel Service
With the help of our Directors, you can plan a contemporary or traditional service at either of our lovely chapels. Our chapels are equipped with the latest advancements in live broadcasting to ensure that those who are unable to attend the service due to health concerns, travel restrictions, or other reasons, still have the ability to watch the services live.

Church Service
Our staff will help plan a personalized service at the church of your choice. Photographs and personal mementos help to make the service more special.

Graveside Service
You may also choose to have a small gathering as the cremated remains are interred. A licensed funeral director can discuss details of this option with you on an individual basis.

Memorial Service
A Licensed Funeral Director will be able to help you plan a memorial service that will honor your personal needs. You can make your service more personal by using our wide variety of merchandise related to cremation.

​For Orange County, NY cremation services, residents throughout the Hudson Valley can count on Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers Inc. Learn more by contacting our staff or by visiting us in person at our Chester or Monroe, NY locations.