It is usually best to first call your home town funeral home. Calling
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home first lets us step in right away to help you.
We belong to an association of excellent funeral homes that enable us to call someone we know and that will extend us credit for expenses, etc. We would arrange with the out of town funeral home to safely have your relative returned home.
Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home has an approved program where money is safely set aside in an Irrevocable Funeral Trust. Money placed here is not counted as an asset when you apply for financial aid. Learn more by going to our Preparing for Title 19 page.
No. We do not charge for this service. Whether you fill out a Pre Arrangement form and file it with us electronically or if you come in and meet with us in person; we will store and retain your instructions at no charge. At the time they are needed those instructions will be available to us and your family so everyone knows your wishes.
Overall the answer is usually yes. But all children are different and often reflect the anxiety of their parents. The best advice will come from your child him/herself. Answer all questions they have with the truth and if a child wants to attend, then they are usually ready to do so. It is important to make a child feel included in such an important family event.