The term preneed is used to describe the process which allows a person to plan their service before the need arises. This is a safe and compassionate way to plan your service and save those you love from tough decisions after your death.
When it is practical or possible, making funeral arrangements in advance can provide the peace of mind that all details have been taken care of in a way that is satisfying to oneself and one’s survivors. Today, making any kind of funeral arrangements involves many choices and decisions. It is helpful to consider all the options and take time to ask questions before making final decisions about such an important event.
We offer a wide range of services and prices to meet the needs of the families that we serve. Many people see preplanning as a gift to their surviving family so that they have some direction of the person’s wishes at what can be a very emotional time.
Our Pre-Planning Services Include
- Our funeral directors can arrange consultations at no cost or obligation in your home or at one of our funeral homes in Wethersfield or Glastonbury.
- Recording of your wishes and desires.
- Selecting services and merchandise.
- For a detailed listing of what is involved with a Funeral Arrangement Conference please see below.
The Arrangement Conference
The best way to plan a service or tribute is to meet with one of our funeral directors to discuss the many options available in funeral service. Our professional staff can help explain your options, why people select one service over another, various cost factors, and the information we need from you to complete our job. On average, an arrangement conference is between 1 and 1 ½ hours long and closest next-of-kin are in attendance to make these decisions. The following is an agenda of an arrangement conference:
- Compile Vital Statistics for:
- Death Certificate
- Burial or Cremation Permit
- Medical Examiners Release (required for cremation services)
- Cremation Authorization (required for cremation services)
- Family’s history information for obituary notice
- Discuss service offerings to meet the family’s needs
- Traditional service type
- Cremation services
- Combination traditional and cremation
- Select any funeral service merchandise needed
- Review and sign any Veteran’s Benefit paperwork (if veteran)
- Contact and review service requirements with clergy