Funerals are an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of a life that has been lived for the family and friends.
There is no funeral service that is appropriate for everyone. The choices that you and your family make will determine the funeral’s significance for you. When you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.
One of the main goals of Devlin Funeral Home is to assist families in creating an environment that will encourage each person to give and receive emotional support. Funeral services give family and friends the opportunity to empathize with each other and find mutual strength.
Traditional Funeral Service
Traditionally, the funeral will be a complete funeral service. This includes a family or public viewing of the deceased. Following this will be a service, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the burial or entombment of the casketed remains. We offer caskets at various price points, depending on a few factors (material, craftsmanship, finishes). Most cemeteries require that a grave liner be used to encase the casket when buried. These minimum liners are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. A sealed vault may also be used. The vaults are also constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth) but increase the strength of the vault.
If a family does not wish to have a visitation, a church or funeral service can be selected followed by the interment. This selection includes all of the traditional rites of burial but does not include the traditional visitation. Alternately, a graveside service can be another selection. This many times would follow a time of visitation at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be transferred to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the burial.
Personalization is the key for any type of funeral service. It is an important opportunity to celebrate life. By offering services and memorialization features that are personal and special, a unique life can be remembered and honored in an individualized way that is comforting to the family and friends.
How Devlin Funeral Home Can Assist You
There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour, Devlin Funeral Home is always prepared to respond to your needs professionaly. The funeral director’s main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services funeral directors provide are:
- Arranging funeral plans
- Securing necessary permits and death certificates
- Care and custody of the body
- Coordinating all details with the clergy
- Arranging the music you have selected
- Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
- Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
- Assisting in arrangements for cemetery space, grave opening and closing, flowers and monuments
- Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
- Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
- All necessary arrangements for transportation, funeral service, and burial if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location