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Carmel, NY 10512
Phone: (845) 225-2144

Funeral Issues

This section of our web site will deal with an ever-evolving content of funeral and related issues. This area will soon be full text searchable and we hope will contain answers to any and all  questions or concerns you might have. We will include a large number of questions that we receive through our "Ask the Director" section located on this site.

We believe that a better understanding of what is involved in the funeral process and the options available, will allow you to make a much more informed decision saving both confusion and compounded grief at the time of a loss.

If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. This page details the questions involved, offering support to families choosing burial.
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.
Are you curious about the differences between a viewing, a visitation and a wake? It's not just about knowing proper definitions: if you're planning a funeral for a loved one and need to choose between the three, you'll need to understand their subtle differences.
Memorial Services
Many of today's families are turning away from traditional funeral formats. Instead they are choosing to host a memorial service. Often less formal, certainly more personal; memorial services offer these families unique opportunities for a meaningful and memorable ceremony, as well as communal healing.
Meaningful Services
What makes a funeral meaningful to those who attend? We believe it's a matter of ensuring the funeral ceremony is truly personal. Here's what we'd like you to know about what's involved in planning a personal, deeply meaningful funeral service for a loved one.

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