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IMMEDIATE CONCERNS

Published: October 21, 2019

In the immediate aftermath of a death, the event must be reported to the proper authorities in order that the death certification process can begin. This procedure is completed by a physician or coroner and funeral director. Several copies of the death certificate will be needed  in order to dispose of the body, settle the estate, and satisfy the requirements of bank accounts, insurance policies, etc. The death certification process can be expedited  if the deceased is in a hospital, nursing home, or hospice  due to the fact that trained people can help cover all the necessary steps. If the police are called, as a last resort, it should be noted that a funeral director will be needed to claim the body for burial or cremation.

Death certificates are issued by medical practitioners such as coroners, morticians, or doctors, certifying that the person is deceased and listing the date, location, and cause of death. In most states, the death certificate will list the time of death, cause of death, and place of death. If you have more questions about funeral insurance or our funeral services, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. Please tour our facility at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with care for more than 50 years.           

QUOTE: “If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately.”

Montaigne

LET’S PLAN TO TALK

Published: October 21, 2019

According to the fifth National Funeral Directors Association’s annual Consumer Awareness and Preferences Study in a row, consumers acknowledge the importance of preplanning their own funeral, but fail to follow up on the notion. While 62.5 percent of consumers felt that it was very important to communicate their funeral plans and wishes to family members, prior to their own death, only 21.4 percent had done so. There were several factors that consumers cited as preventing them from planning, including: preplanning is not a priority; that they have not thought about it; or that prepaying is too costly. In order to overcome these self-imposed obstacles to preplanning and get accurate information, all are encouraged to engage us in a personal conversation. 

 

            By planning a funeral service in advance, you can design and specify the exact type of service you’d like. When you let your family know how you'd like your funeral or memorial service to be, they'll have fewer decisions to make during a difficult emotional time. Taking the time now to arrange your funeral is one less thing they will have to worry about once you’ve passed. At JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME, we accommodate all families. To learn about our funeral services, please call 668-1960. Please tour our facility at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with care for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: “Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.”

Quintus Ennius

MAKE YOUR WISHES KNOWN

Published: October 7, 2019

Many individuals think that “advance directives” are a good idea, but are not urgently needed, and  their family or physician will somehow know their wishes. Unfortunately, this line of thinking often leads to unnecessary stress and complications.   The directive known as a “living will” clearly points out the kind of life-sustaining medical treatment(s) that a person would or would not want  if he or she could not speak for him- or herself. Documents of this type should be on file with an attorney or trusted family member or friend. Another directive, known as a “medical power of attorney,” allows a select person to be an agent of the non-responsive person and make decisions about his or her care. 

Death is inevitable, and the more we can prepare for it, the easier it is for those we leave behind. Pre-need funeral plans can be made at any time and offer many advantages. Funeral homes can help you preplan a funeral for yourself, your spouse, or a parent. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. We invite you to tour our home at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with compassion for more than 50 years.           

QUOTE: “Every new beginning comes from another beginning’s end.”

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