What to Do After a Loved One Dies

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, January 25, 2021

When there is a death in your immediate family, you have to plan and organize various things. Many formalities must be completed right after the death, while others have to be tackled over the course of a few days. If you are unsure about how to handle these aspects, you should consult a funeral director at Nutmeg State Cremation Society.

Some Things to Do Post the Death Of A Loved One

  • Complete the paperwork like procuring the death certificate. The vital statistics office at the place where the death occurred is where you would need to get these. Get multiple copies of the death certificate and make sure they are certified as originals as you would need to submit these at various places.
     
  • Inform your relatives and the decedent’s close friends about the death. Since everyone may be living in different parts of the city, and even outside the state or country, it might not be feasible to inform them personally. In this case, you can relay the news over a phone call, Skype or any other service.
     
  • Some people prefer to post the information on their social media account family page. You can consider this option if you are comfortable with it.
     
  • It’s also important to check whether the deceased person had pre-planned their funeral. Determine whether they had left behind any instructions and make sure you follow those.
     
  • Some people also choose to donate organs and you should check on this aspect as well.
     
  • Make it a point to discuss these things from other close family members if required, and get their inputs.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we offer elegant funeral services and can help with various aspects of planning and managing everything for you. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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