What Can A Funeral Director Assist Me With?

By: Tom Gallagher
Sunday, February 28, 2021

A funeral director is your primary point of contact while organizing last rites and formalities. They provide practice support, straightforward advice, and compassionate counseling during a difficult time. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we believe that a funeral director can reduce your burden significantly by providing essential assistance.

1. Handling the Body

Once a person dies, their body must be transported to a funeral home safely and with dignity. While family members are busy calling relatives, handling paperwork, and attending to other formalities, the funeral director will make transportation arrangements. A funeral home will transport the body even if your loved one dies far away from home.

2. Handling Paperwork

They will apply for death certificates, make arrangements with a medical examiner if needed, and get all required permits. Funeral directors are familiar with the formalities so they will make sure everything goes smoothly.

3. Planning the Funeral

A director will sit down with family members to discuss different aspects of the funeral like priests, burial plots, flowers, food, memorial service, etc. They’ll help families decide whether they want a cremation or a traditional burial. A funeral director will also explain all of the costs involved so you can plan a budget accordingly.

4. Deal with Vendors

It is the director’s responsibility to deal with all vendors and make sure they deliver the required services on time. They will contact caterers, crematoriums, cemeteries, priests or celebrants, etc. You don’t need to communicate directly with these individuals and can focus on your family.

5. Pre-Planning Funerals

Directors can also help people pre-plan their funeral. Planning has become popular in recent years because it offers several practical benefits. A director will help you make all of the important decisions.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive cremation services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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