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The Cremation Society of New Hampshire provides a number of resources related to cremation, death and what to do when someone dies. This page contains links to information about what to do when someone dies, obtaining death certificates, social security benefits, body donation, memorial service planning and more. Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about cremation and what your payment options are for your cremation or that of a loved one.

Cremation Resources

Our Most Requested Resources

Cremation Forms

We’ve compiled a large directory of the most common forms that you may need when planning final arrangements or after a death.

Social Security Death Benefits

Learn more about social security death benefits, including eligibility and application.

Video Streaming

Between Covid precautions and far-flung families video streaming has become a popular way to include people in a funeral service.

Additional Helpful Resources

Death Certificates

Find out everything you need to know about ordering and using this important document

Writing an Obituary

You don’t have to be a writer to craft a beautiful obituary for your loved one. This helpful step-by-step guide will walk you through it.

Prayers and Poems

For your reference and conveniences, we have collected a number of the most common prayers and poems we see used, whether on memorial cards or in funeral or memorial services.

What to do When Someone Dies

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, you may not know what you need to do. We provide clarification of the process on both a local and national level.

Personal and Estate Settlement Services

There’s help for you when finalizing your loved one’s estate and protecting against identity theft.

Understanding Cremation

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about cremation.

Cremation Costs

Paying for a cremation can be expensive. When you add a graveside gathering or memorial service, the cost can increase even with our extremely low prices. Find out what your payment options are for your cremation.

Traveling with Cremains

Information about transporting cremains by means other than your own vehicle.

Body Donation

Understand the different options for donating your body after you die.

Memorial Service Checklist

There is a great deal of planning that goes into a memorial. This checklist will provide you with everything you need to know and all the steps you need to take.


If you or your loved one served in the US military, you may qualify for certain veteran benefits, including financial perks and recognition services.

Survivor's Checklist

Discover the things that may have never crossed your mind. We offer resources to forms as well as our expertise to help you during this important step.

Financial Assistance for Arrangements

Visit this site, as you may be eligible for financial assistance toward a loved one’s funeral or cremation arrangements from the Phaneuf Family Foundation.

Flowers & Plants for a Memorial

Featured here are some classic and popular choices for flower arrangements and tasteful planters to be displayed at the service and gravesite.

Hospice Guide

In this updated, comprehensive guide, find information about hospice care.

Unserviceable American Flag Drop-Off

We maintain a drop-box for anyone who has an unserviceable American flag and wishes to give it a proper retirement. The box is located near the front door of our Hanover Street location in Manchester: 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

Bereavement Resources

With the help of local Visiting Nurse Associations and hospice providers, we provide you with an extensive list of grief support and resources.

Learn 5 reasons why cremation is growing in popularity by downloading our free decision guide.

5 Reasons Cremation is on the Rise