Should I Pre-pay for My Funeral?

By: Louis Bruno
Friday, September 7, 2018

Very few people are emotional about the topic of death and don’t really consider what will happen when they pass. But today, the concept of pre-planning and pre-paying for a funeral is becoming accepted and many people are considering this option. We at Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes have seen there are a number of benefits to pre-paying for a funeral:

  • Your family doesn’t have to be burdened with the financial and planning aspect of the funeral. The funeral director will ensure that the service is carried out as you had planned it and your family doesn’t have to pay for it.
  • Since you pre-pay for the funeral, you also get to plan it down to the last detail. This means you have a say in whether it will be a cremation or burial, whether there will be a service or not and how the service will be held etc. This leaves very little scope for family members to disagree and have any arguments about how the arrangements should be.
  • Since you pay for the funeral in advance, you are paying current rates. Even if there is an increase in the costs in the future, no one has to pay for that. The cost stays stagnant as far as your service is concerned.
  • When a loved one passes away, the grieving family doesn’t have to worry about planning an organizing anything and they can focus on interacting with the rest of the family and friends that are attending the service. In fact, it also gives them the time they need to grieve for their loved one.

At Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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