What do Funeral Directors do for a Family?

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Funeral directors help plan and organize a funeral but their roles often extend far beyond just planning. These individuals are an essential aspect of any funeral and can offer a lot of comfort to grieving families. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, our director understands this responsibility and offers compassionate services.

How Do Funeral Directors Help?

Experienced directors are well aware of their roles and do their best to help clients get through this tough time. On paper, their services include:

  • Funeral Service Planning – This is their primary duty as they will help families plan a funeral. They handle everything from scheduling to transport so that the service goes smoothly.
     
  • Burial Arrangements – They make burial or cremation arrangements based on client preferences, making sure the decedent’s wishes are carried out and there are no problems during the process.
     
  • Funeral/Memorial Service Arrangements – They will make arrangements for celebrants/clergy, décor, music, family transport, etc., for the funeral or memorial service.
     
  • Pre-Planning – Funeral directors help individuals plan their own funeral in advance. Most modern funeral homes offer this service now because it reduces the family’s burden.
     
  • Counseling – These professionals have some experience and training in grief counseling. They will offer a friendly, compassionate ear, help resolve conflict, and assist grieving individuals by offering good advice.

Funeral directors are a steady, comforting presence in a turbulent time. This can help family members as they receive solid guidance when they are emotionally affected. Professionals also answer questions, explain funeral process or expenses in detail, and help you make the best decisions regarding this process. All of these factors make a director indispensable.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral 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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