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Cremation Package Includes

  • Transportation of the deceased to the crematory
  • Obtaining certified copies of death certificate
  • Assistance in filing for VA & Social Security Benefits
  • Alternative container (the container the body is cremated in)
  • Rigid container (for the return of the cremated remains)
Only $695 - $1395

Package Pricing does not include: cash advance items, state fees for permits, certified copies of the death certificates, sales tax or newspaper charges. You will be able to see final cost prior to payment.

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Veteran's Benefits

If your loved one was in the military they may qualify for a burial with Military Funeral Honors or (MFH). This Veterans benefit includes an Honor Guard detail of not less than two Armed Services members at the burial or memorial, burial in a Government cemetery, and a grave marker.

  Social Security Benefits

Family members of the deceased may be entitled to receive Social Security benefits if the deceased worked long enough and had Social Security taken out of their paycheck...

How to Give a Eulogy

The eulogy or speech given at a memorial service or funeral does not have to follow any specific guide on how to write a eulogy, but it is helpful if you know where to start.

Working with East Saint Johnsbury(VT) Funeral Homes to Plan a Funeral

Funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) know that you will have a lot of questions about making arrangements for a funeral and a service, especially if you have never been placed in this position before.

It is important that you have the opportunity to ask East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes about every element of the funeral service so that you can decide what you should include and what you would prefer to leave out, especially when you are considering the size of budget that is available.

Who Will Arrange the Funeral in East Saint Johnsbury(VT)?

The executor of the will is usually the nominated person that is legally charged to make the arrangements for the funeral and they will meet with a funeral director to ensure that a perfect funeral is put together.

If there is no will, the closest relation to the deceased may carry out the instructions with East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes or they may ask a good friend to take over.

You will be offered a variety of packages which include all of the main elements of a funeral and the service that are chosen by most people. The packages will be available in a variety of budgets to suit the expenses you have available and you will still be able to ask funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) for additions and options to the packages to complete the funeral of your choice.

Is a Tribute or Eulogy Recommended?

Where you can offer a tribute or a eulogy as a gift for the person who has died, East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes can guide you in this matter. A religious minister or a humanist celebrant can conduct this part of the service for you or it may be that there is a family member or a close friend who may step forward and read the piece.

This may be a difficult task for many people and funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) will recommend that people practice the performance before the day of delivery.

Tributes can be put forward by several people by reading short pieces, or one person could read the collection of tributes. This is a great chance for personal anecdotes and special family memories of the deceased to be shared with all of those at the funeral service. East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes have a long experience in this area and will suggest that it bonds the people attending the funeral service and then they are able to offer support to each other.

Some religions will restrict the option of a tribute, so you will need to ask funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) to check with the appropriate clergy to consider all of the options. It would make sense for a backup person to be available if the original choice of individual finds the task too difficult on the day.

A small amount of humor can be injected into the tribute as this helps lift the sense of the celebration and particularly the appreciation for the life of the person that is being honored and you can ask funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) for guidance in this area.

Will the Deceased Have Written a Will?

Where a will has been written before a person has died, it can be easier for people to understand the deceased's wishes about a funeral and for any personal requests. It is not a legal requirement that a will must be completed before a funeral and service can go ahead, but East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes will suggest that it is a good idea because it does provide written wishes and directions about the person's estate.

If you are unsure about the deceased's personal requirements in connection with the funeral and service, funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) will direct you to speak to people of a similar age to the person who has died and who were friends or close family in the last few months, as the discussion may have taken place about specific needs.

Some people will worry that they have been chosen to arrange the funeral for a close family member or friend. East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes will explain that this should be taken as an honor and is not a time to become over worried because the funeral director will help guide you through the entire stages of the events.

When Should The Funeral Take Place?

Some religions require that a funeral takes place within 24 hours after the death. In all other circumstances funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) will have to apply the local laws of the state and county which will require the interment of the body within a very short space of time; usually just a few days.

Where there is to be a delay to the interment, you will have to consider whether the body must be embalmed especially if friends and family wish to visit the deceased for a final few moments before the funeral. East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes can make all of these arrangements for you.

On occasions, there were legal reasons why a funeral will be delayed. Fortunately, funeral homes in East Saint Johnsbury(VT) will deal carefully with the local authorities to ensure that the death certificate is completed as soon as possible and all of the other necessary documents, required before funeral can take place, are collated.

Your friends and family will be available to help you and support you through this very difficult period of your life and you will be able to turn to professionals that can offer their help and guidance from within East Saint Johnsbury(VT) funeral homes.