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Why Plan Ahead

How Can I Get Started With Funeral Planning?

If you have ever planned a funeral for a loved one, you know how many details and decisions must be made before the services can move forward. But did you know that many of these decisions can be made ahead of time? This spares your family from having to make difficult decisions under extreme emotional stress.

“This may be the greatest gift you ever give your loved ones!”

So, how can you make plans and ensure all your bases are covered?
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You can get everything taken care of in three simple steps:

1. Contact us
While it sounds simple, this is often one of the hardest steps for families. You probably have several options for funeral care providers. You should choose the one that you feel comfortable with when it comes to the care and professionalism of the staff, the attractiveness of the facilities, the price range, and the reputation of the funeral home in the community.

2. Meet with a funeral planning specialist
You may choose to have our funeral planning specialist, Rebecca Donahue, meet you in the comfort and privacy of your home, or at the funeral home. From here, Rebecca will guide you through the funeral planning process from start to finish. Your wishes and preferences will be recorded, relieving family members from having to make these decisions at your time of passing.

3. Decide if prepayment is right for you
During your free funeral planning appointment, there is no obligation or pressure to pay for services in advance. Rather, payment options and benefits will be explained to you so that you can make an educated decision based on your specific circumstances. Regardless of your decision, you will have a written plan that will be of great help and support to your loved ones should an emergency occur.

And you’re done! It’s that simple.
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Remember, there are many benefits to planning ahead:

  • A complete funeral plan can help your family save money by eliminating “emotional overspending,” which occurs when family members try to honor the memory of a deceased person by choosing “only the best” for their loved one.

  • A funeral plan relieves some of the burden that falls on your spouse, children, or next of kin who will be responsible for making funeral arrangements.

  • Planning ahead allows time for creative ideas and family participation to create a unique and truly personalized funeral service.  

  • Additionally, funeral planning can be a tool to help alleviate any disagreements among family members during the arrangement process.


Contact us today to get started in this important area of planning or complete the online form by clicking on the link below. Rebecca Donahue, our funeral planning specialist, will be in touch with you to help you make sure everything is taken care of.

Begin the Planning Process Online

Whether you are planning for yourself or a loved one, our staff will help you with all the details.

Or, you can certainly call us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation on how to ensure that your wishes are met.