The death of someone you love can be a challenging time—emotionally as well as financially.
During times like these, trusting funeral arrangements to a service like Devlin Funeral Home can ease the burden on you.
From taking care of the necessary documents to overseeing a memorial service, a funeral home is complete with experienced professionals, equipment, and other resources to ensure a meaningful and respectful service.
Here’s what you can expect with the right funeral support services.
Securing and managing the required documents
One of the most important steps in planning a funeral is preparing the necessary documents. This includes a wide range of important papers like:
- The will, if one exists
- Military discharge papers, if relevant
- Insurance policies
- Disability claims, if any
- Financial and bank statements
- Marriage agreements
- Utility and service bills
- Citizenship documents, if relevant
Handling these while you’re emotional can be overwhelming and may compromise their accuracy. Devlin Funeral Home planners are willing to lend you the support you need by helping you manage and prepare these relevant documents, all while respecting your privacy and confidentiality.
Before you begin planning a funeral service, it’s also important to check if the will has specific requests for the service. Trying to sort this information out and acting on it can be emotionally draining and lead to misunderstandings.
Here at Devlin Funeral Home, we ensure that your loved ones get the memorial as specified in their will, while also respecting the wishes of the family.
Helping you plan a funeral that aligns with personal preferences
Depending on personal preferences—religion, preferences of the family, other reasons specified in the will—a funeral can be either a burial or a cremation.
Devlin Funeral Home is prepared to help you carry out either one you choose. Whether you choose a burial or a cremation, we can provide you with the necessary services including:
- Dressing, casketing, and cosmetology
- Care of the remains
- Transfer of remains to the funeral home
- Caskets and other burial containers
Our duty is to ensure that your loved ones get the care and respect they deserve and Devlin Funeral Home inclusive funeral services are planned with those exact sentiments in mind.
Arranging a memorial service
We understand that every family wishes to celebrate the life of their loved ones in different ways.
Memorials are held for this purpose and at Devlin Funeral Home, we’re equipped to make arrangements for both intimate and public audiences.
In addition to the primary arrangements, we also help you choose a venue for the event—a meaningful place that holds special significance to the deceased or their family that can accommodate the expected number of guests.
- To remember a person of faith, loved ones often choose religious places like churches, chapels, or synagogues.
- You may also opt for a place that the deceased has an emotional connection to, like their home or a public location.
Today, life celebrations are a contemporary form of memorial service where the emphasis is less on grief and, as the name suggests, more on celebrating the life of the deceased. If this is the event you prefer, Devlin Funeral Home can also arrange a service with a different feel to make for a more lively commemoration that celebrates the life of your loved one.
Coordinating with other relevant parties
We understand that the last thing you need during an emotional time is to have to discuss plans with a sea of different people. This is why we take that duty off your itinerary, and are willing to become the coordinator between you and the;
- Clergy, if you choose a religious ceremony or a memorial;
- Newspapers to publish the obituary and death notice;
- Musical, food, and beverage providers;
- Cemetery officials to arrange grave space, monuments, and funeral flowers;
- Transportation arrangements for the body and the family;
With these services, we wish to allow you the space to come together and celebrate the life you lost, while giving you the time you need to come to terms with your grief on your own.
Devlin Funeral Home makes it easier for you to prepare for a goodbye
Here at Devlin Funeral Home, we understand the emotional burden of preparing to say goodbye to someone near and dear to you.