Hamilton-McGaffigan recognizes that our community is comprised of diverse preferences of religion, philosophies and beliefs. You will find we are responsive to your needs and wishes. By offering a wide range of services, each family has the ability to create a meaningful and appropriate way to remember their loved one.
When a death occurs, there are certain criteria, mandated by law, which must be recognized and requirements fulfilled as a routine matter. Beyond this, the coordination of services and disposition choices are determined by the family. We will assist you and offer any guidance you may require.
The following are services our Funeral Director will assist you with:
The transfer of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home.
Professional care of the deceased, which may include sanitary washing, embalming, dressing, hairdressing, cosmetology, and casketing.
An arrangement conference with the family to plan specific details for the funeral
Locating the deceased's doctor to sign a death certificate; then filing this certificate at the local health department; obtaining the requested amount of certified death certificates for the family.
Obtaining all necessary permits and authorizations, as required.
Preparing an obituary to be placed in any newspapers requested by the family.
Contacting local cemeteries or crematory, as required.
Care and arrangement of floral pieces, and delivery to the family's residence after the funeral.
Arranging for Pallbearers and motor equipment, including limousines, as required.
Ordering special floral pieces at the family's request.
Contacting Fraternal or Military organizations to take part in the ceremony.
Arranging for an online remembrance package including a guestbook.
If a family chooses not to have a service with burial or entombment, we offer cremation options, immediate burial plans, and anatomical donation.