Should I Pre-Pay for My Funeral?

By: Tom Gallahger
Monday, October 29, 2018

We at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home believe that everyone deserves a dignified send-off. We offer professional, compassionate, and affordable funeral services in Stamford CT and the surrounding communities. We take pride in informing you that we serve all religions and faiths. You should even have the right to plan out your own funeral. But how exactly does one do that?

Pre-Planning Can Take the Burden off of Your Family

Pre-planning the final arrangements gives the individual the opportunity of making choices on how it will be carried out. It would also reduce concerns of the family at the time of the death. In order to pre-plan the service, you can get in touch and book an appointment with one of our staff. They will sit down with you and discuss your preferences and options. We will consider your choice of site, the service, and the type of permanent memorial. By making these decisions beforehand, it will offer the family some peace and also make it a bit more affordable.

Make Arrangements at Today’s Rates

Pre-planning is different from pre-paying. While pre-planning, you don’t have to pay for everything. Your family can pay for the service during the funeral at the price being charged at the time. However, if you choose to pre-pay, you will be able to make all the arrangements at today’s rates. We can assist you with investment options and an affordable payment plan if you wish to go ahead with pre-planning.

The money you pre-pay will be used in its entirety towards the cremation or burial services. Once we receive the payment, we will deposit it in a trust, from which it cannot be released until after the funeral is provided. Pre-planning and pre-paying does have some advantages. While the financial benefit is the most obvious one, there are also some emotional benefits. You can also choose the arrangements according to your wish. We also offer grief support in addition to the traditional funeral and cremation services.

If you want to talk to one of our directors about pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral or if you have any funeral related questions, feel free to contact Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home anytime. We're happy to help.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Ways To Personalize Your Loved One's Gravesite

The gravesite of a loved one can serve as a place for reflection, remembrance, and honoring their memory. When you personalize your loved one’s gravesite, the spot can become even more special and ...

Can I Rent A Casket For A Ceremony/Gathering Before Cremation?

At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we know that planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one can be emotionally challenging, and the decisions surrounding the disposition of the body ca...

Can I Still Have A Gathering/Visitation/Service If I Choose Cremation?

Although the concept of cremation may be novel to some, the practice has a long and storied history. Many cremation urns of different types have been discovered in ancient tombs. Those who don't wa...

Can I Scatter Cremated Remains On My Own Property?

Many people turn to Greenwich CT Funeral Homes, like Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, for pre-planning or cremation services. When a family decides to cremate a loved one, one of their primary con...

Where Can I Scatter Cremated Remains?

One of the most common concerns expressed by families that cremate a loved one is what they will do with the ashes. Scattering cremated remains in a meaningful site is a common practice, although i...

Do I Have To Use A Burial Vault For Burial?

Many people who have lost a loved one choose to have their ashes interred. While families plan and organize everything else, we at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home have found that many people do no...

Special Ways To Remember A Loved One During The Holiday Season

Loved ones play a significant role in and shape every component of our lives. Humans are social creatures who form strong bonds with one another and suffer greatly when those bonds are lost. For th...

Is Live Streaming The Future Of Funeral Services?

We can now use modern communication mediums in a variety of ways. While children are attending school online, parents can work from home too. This gives us time and allows us to communicate with lo...

Coping With The Loss Of A Stillborn Birth Or SDS Child

The loss of a stillborn child or experiencing a stillbirth is a traumatic and devastating experience. In the coming days, weeks, and months, you could experience an overwhelming sense of shock...

How Can I Find Out About The Price Of Low Cost Funerals?

A common misconception about funerals is that the higher the price tag, the more cherished the deceased were by their loved ones in life. However, this isn’t the case. Low cost funerals could ...