Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Louis Bruno
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Most people don’t know what’s involved in funeral planning until they’re forced to participate in one. People don’t want to think about death or prepare for it, which can sometimes cause more trouble than needed. At Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home, we encourage everyone to consider pre-planning because this process offers a number of benefits. Here are some things to consider:

Easy Process

Pre-planning isn’t difficult or time-consuming. All you need to do is call a funeral home or fill in an online form. The establishment will guide you through the process, which can be easily completed in a couple of hours. There’s no need for multiple trips to a funeral home or even too many calls. The director makes note of all your requirements, offers recommendations, explains all the expenses involved, and then accepts the booking. People involved in the pre-planning process don’t experience much stress or discomfort.

Better for Family

One of the biggest advantages of pre-planning is the impact on your family. They experience a tremendous amount of grief after the demise of a loved one. Planning a funeral will only add to this stress by forcing them to put their pain aside and focus on practicalities. By pre-planning, you can relieve them of this burden. All family members must do is contact the funeral home and inform them of the death. Funeral directors will handle everything else.

Pre-planning can also help you save money because the prices are fixed at the booking time. If the costs of funeral services increase, your family doesn’t have to pay more because the expenses are locked in. This reduces the strain on the family by removing the financial burden.

If you want to know more about grief, memorial services or cremation, 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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