When the time arrives to make funeral arrangements for a deceased family member or loved one, there are many decisions to be made. In the midst of grief, arrangements have to be made. It’s important to create a plan in order to make the right decisions and lessen the stress during this difficult period. Here are a few basic steps to consider when a death has just occurred:
1) Consult the will of the deceased-it may provide service and burial wishes. The will may also reveal that the deceased has already made arrangements concerning a service and final disposition.
2) Inform the following people:
a) Friends and family members
b) Employer and co-workers
c) Insurance company representative
d) Family physician
e) Religious and civic organizations to which the deceased belonged
3) Meet with a funeral director-it’s important you choose a funeral director with whom you’re comfortable. Once you’ve established a good rapport with a funeral director, the director can be an invaluable assistance in making choices about the type of service (traditional funeral, non-traditional funeral, or military service) appropriate for your loved one as well as the choice of a casket or urn.
If you’ve chosen Hubbell Funeral Home to assist with the funeral arrangements, we’ll guide you through other options available to you such as floral arrangements and the date, time, and location of a service, if you so choose.