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Cremations are more popular in U.S. than burials


August 11, 2017

NEW YORK – An envelope was in Carmen Rosa’s desk in her apartment in Co-op City in the Bronx — an envelope that she had instructed her son not to open until after she died. Inside were instructions that left her son, Alfredo Angueira, flabbergasted. Rosa, who died in March 2015 at age 69, directed that she was to be cremated and her remains placed at Woodlawn Cemetery.

“Never in a million years would I have thought that this is what she would have wanted,” Angueira said. He had expected her to request a traditional burial at St. Raymond’s, a Roman Catholic cemetery where relatives, including her mother, are buried.


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