Benefits of Planning Your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

By: Louis Bruno
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The prospect of planning a funeral is already unpleasant; few want to actually plan their own while they’re living and hoping for a long life. However, there are a number of benefits of pre-planning a funeral.

We at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, always encourage clients to consider this possibility. Most people who pre-plan their funeral feel relieved more than anything, satisfied that their wishes will be fulfilled and a funeral process won’t be a burden on loved ones. Here are some of the biggest benefits of planning a funeral well in advance:

1. Saving money

Costs of funeral services rise regularly. A service that cost $1,000 a few years ago now costs $2,000 to $3,000. That’s why it’s a good idea to pre-plan a funeral. You can lock in current rate instead of your family having to pay a higher price tag later one. This can reduce their burden, allowing them to focus on their grief instead of worrying about preparations.

2. Your wishes

Some clients want a cremation; others want to be buried at a specific place. Everyone wants to choose their final journey and that’s only possible with pre-planning. While you can convey preferences to family, they might not follow your wishes after death. Pre-planning ensures no one can interfere with preparations so everything is carried out according to your requirements.

3. It’s Simple

Pre-planning a funeral sounds like a complicated process, but it is actually very easy. You just need to fill in an online form, convey all requirements to the funeral director, and then sign an agreement. That’s all there is to it. A funeral director will provide assistance or advice as needed.

If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home. We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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