Funeral and Memorial Services
All too often, families discount the value of ceremony after the death of a loved one, and we certainly don’t want you to make that mistake. Coming together after a loss is a very essential part of the grieving process.
Create Healing Experiences
In the depth of early grief, you might think that it would be ‘easier’ to just take care of things as simply – and as quickly –as possible. But easier – especially in this circumstance – simply isn’t better. You must set the stage for the future by giving your family and friends the opportunity to start the healing process.
Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support. Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present. We can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.
We offer families a beautiful setting in which to come together to honor your loved one. But, you may certainly choose to celebrate their life in a more unique setting. No matter where you decide to gather together, such a service will make a difference in the lives of all who attend.
If burial has been selected, usually any ceremonies we design revolve around the casket being present. You can choose to follow tradition, with a viewing, and then a funeral service in a church or our Funeral Home, Or you could decide to have a more relaxed service, even in your family home.
Let’s just say this: there is no ‘hard and fast’ formula for honoring your loved one when burial has been selected. We’re here to listen to your concerns, share our experience, and help you to arrive at the perfect way to gather together before your loved one's interment in the cemetery of your choice.
Cremation only refers to the manner in which you or your loved one has chosen to deal with the physical remains. We want you to know that this decision doesn’t limit the ways you can honor your loved one's life. We heartily suggest that you have a funeral or memorial service, because your need for such a healing experience is not lessened by the decision to be cremated. Again, the options are limited only by your imagination. We hope that you will contact us to discuss the wide variety of celebratory options open to you.
We are here to help you understand the details involved with Simple Dignified Cremation and what distinguishes us from other direct cremation providers and funeral homes.
Our Simple Dignified Cremation consists of the transfer of your loved on into our care from the place of death to the funeral home, after that there are several staff services we perform, such as securing of necessary authorizations at the arrangement conference, securing necessary authorization to cremate from the medical examiner and obtaining all permits required for cremation as well as obtaining certified copies of the death certificate for the family, providing an alternative container for cremation that the deceased is placed in (as required by the crematory), a brief identification if family desires and the transportation to the crematory. When the cremains are ready at the crematory, we go back to the crematory and take the cremains into our care from the crematory and bring them back to the funeral home, then schedule an appointment with the family to take them into their care.
After the transfer from the place of passing and during the time frame of making the arrangements and obtaining the proper authorizations and permits the deceased is always in our care at our facility, in a safe and secure setting. You can rest assure your loved one is respectfully and correctly sheltered under refrigeration to maintain the integrity of your loved on and identified all during the waiting period.
As cremation becomes a more popular option with families, you may notice direct cremation prices vary widely. According to a recent New York Funeral Directors Association survey, our cremation prices are actually lower than the state average. Please be sure to call us and ask about our prices for cremation before choosing a cremation provider. At Dwyer & Michael's Funeral Home, we believe everyone, regardless of situation, is entitled to be treated respectfully and individually.
Our cremation arrangements offer flexibility, to meet your needs. We can make arrangements at our facility, in your home, or online if the need arises.
You Can Never Go Back and Do it Over
Some say it’s harsh to remind you of this, but we know we must. We want you to honor your loved one in a way that allows you to look back, years from now, and be thankful that you did the best you could to honor their life. Creating a ceremony that calls together the hearts and minds of all who loved them is a gift to everyone involved. A gift of memories, a gift of healing...a truly priceless gift of peace-of-mind.
Contact us today to speak with one of our directors.