Death is never easy. Greif makes it hard to get through everyday life, much less plan a funeral service. Luckily, funeral homes in Monroeville, PA can help you ease the burden of planning a funeral. Funeral homes are designed to help bereaved plan a funeral or memorial to honor their lost loved one.
The right funeral home can help you through all the steps and arrangements to planning and executing a funeral. The right funeral home can even help you after the funeral is over by giving you access to grief resources and counseling. A funeral home’s main purpose is helping you make arrangements for the deceased. This includes more menial tasks like processing the death certificate as well as more involved services like planning the funeral.
You can rely on the right funeral home to provide the clear-headed logic you need to stay organized and deal with the legal steps surrounding a death like gathering information for the death certificate like full name and address, date and city of birth, marital status, and occupation; recording and collecting documents like account statements, loans and leases, beneficiary information, tax returns, last will, and bill copies to file the death certificate and other legal paperwork; filing the paperwork and certificates; and making contact with legal counsel if needed.
A funeral home’s main job, however, is to help you with the funeral arrangements. The funeral director will sit down with you and discuss the deceased’s final wishes and how best to memorialize his or her life. You may discuss ways to personalize the funeral, from the deceased’s favorite sports team, music or hobbies to his or her special memories or accomplishments. A funeral home can help you arrange funeral details such as:
- Sending out Obituary and Death notices
- Purchasing a casket, vault, urn or headstone
- Choosing and contacting a religious official for the service
- Finding a cemetery or crematory
- Choosing and buying books, flowers, registries or cards
A good funeral home can even help you better personalize the funeral arrangements by helping you plan and execute things like dove or butterfly releases, monument sales, memorial shirts, customized photos or video presentations, limousine services, and even burials at sea.
Another major way a funeral home can help you is by offering grief support for before, during and after the funeral. Funeral homes often have accesses to grief resources such as contact information for support groups and councilors, articles and information on grief and the best ways to deal with it, and more specific help for special grief situations like losing a child or a traumatic loss.
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. is a Monroeville, PA funeral home that can help you with all of this and more. Please reach out to us for more information about our funeral home services and how we can support you in your time of loss. We are honored to serve you and our community as best we can through our expert funeral services.