What Do Funeral Directors Do for a Family?

By: Louis Bruno
Monday, January 8, 2018

When a family member passes away, there are a number of things that have to be taken care of. You need to inform family and friends about the demise, start organizing and making arrangements for the funeral service and manage a number of other related activities.

The Services

When you are grieving and coming to terms with the death of a loved one, managing all these things can seem like monumental tasks. This is where the services of a funeral director come into the picture. There a number of different things that a funeral director will do for a family such as:

  • Counseling Services - Funeral directors have business ties with grief counselors and can offer some guidance on which ones you can opt for if you need counseling services during your time of grief.
     
  • Paperwork - There is a lot of paperwork that has to be completed when a person dies and the funeral director can provide you all the information you need and assist with filling out all the mandatory governmental paperwork.
     
  • Burial arrangements - The funeral director will also manage all the tasks related to arranging the actual burial. If there are specific requirements such as cremation etc. those aspects will also be arranged by the funeral director.
     
  • Funeral service arrangements - The funeral director will discuss all your requirements and ensure that every single aspect of the funeral service such as the music, flower arrangements, catering etc, are managed efficiently and professionally.

In addition, they will also communicate with the family at every point; in fact, this continues even post the funeral and the families can turn to the funeral directors at a later date if they feel they need special counseling to deal with their grief. If you want any more information, contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions. 

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