Funeral

Services

When a loved one dies, we help families and friends make the appropriate arrangements for their particular circumstances. It may require local burial, cremation or shipping to another part of the country. We can support the family with all needed services, keeping costs reasonable, while following necessary protocol. We can accommodate every budget!

We provide a wide array of services from, Full Traditional Services, Full Cremation Services, Memorial Services, Graveside Services, Visitations, Viewings or if it's the family's wish, no service at all. When you choose any of the Pusateri Funeral Homes to guide you through what might be the most difficult time in your life, your calling a funeral home that cares.

You will always work directly with the owner of the funeral home or our caring staff of funeral directors. This we feel allows us to be more flexible to the family's needs, place our undivided attention to every detail and that every request is handled according to the family's wishes. We are here to relieve the family of as many of the burdensome details so that you can focus on yourself and your family.

We will assist your family in planning a funeral and choosing the options that suit your families needs and your loved ones wishes. We are able to assist you in holding services in a wide variety of areas. From a chapel, to your church or at the cemetery we are able to prepare a meaningful service to honor your loved one. We will listen to your family and help to arrange a celebration of your loved one's life through whatever means you choose.

Below are some of the other services we will provide to your family.

Arrangement Guide
The Arrangement Guide will help serve as a tool and answer many questions that you may have prior to making funeral arrangements. Review the guide or print it off and use at home prior to calling or coming into the funeral home. The availability and convienence of the Arrangement Guide is just one more way for us to better serve you with the funeral arranging process. Not all of your questions or concerns may be addressed on the guide. Simply contact us and we can answer any other questions.

Collage Boards & Personalization Equipment
We provide families with collage boards and picture safe magnets to make a collage of their loved ones life and memories. We have a supply of easels to fit any sized framed photo and for the collage boards. Also available are several types of tables that can be used to set up personalization items that allow us to celebrate the life that has been lived.

Obituaries
We will prepare an obituary to be published for your loved one. Writing the obituary is something we will help with and will submit to the newspapers of your choice.

Veteran's Benefits
We will help you secure your potential veterans benefits, such as burial flag, government marker, presidential memorial certificate, military honors or even a burial plot in a veterans cemetery. The funeral home must have copies of any discharge forms to help with the application process of these benefits.

Social Security
We will notify the Social Security Administration of the death. We will explain and help you apply for any benefits you may be entitled to through Social Security. As long as the funeral home is notifying Social Security, they will not require a certified copy of the death certificate.

Death Certificates
We will help you in obtaining a death certificate which can be important for insurance purposes as well a host of other issues. In Wayne County, death certificates cost $10.00 per copy. In Monroe County, they are $15 per copy. Certified copies are available the same day you order them.. More certified copies can be ordered if more are needed, same fees apply.

After Care
Sometimes the loss of a loved one can be especially painful. We understand that the grieving process does not end with the funeral. We are here not only to help arrange the funeral, but to help families cope with the loss of their loved one. There are a wide variety of grief resources available and we will help to point you in the right direction and begin the healing process. Several grief resourses are available at the funeral home for your convienence.

 

Arranging

a Service

Since there are so many options available to families, the planning process can quickly become overwhelming. That's why we offer a variety of packaged plans that can simplify the decision making process. By bundling the services and options most often chosen by families into a simple and convenient option, families can spend more time planning a personal tribute to a life well lived.

Our package plans include various options for the type and place of service, casket, flowers, as well as printed remembrance materials. The plans also offer a variety of ways to personalize and customize the various elements of the service or gathering. In addition to offering a simplified approach to funeral planning, our package plans also provide an affordable solution with an included savings discount. Our professional staff can assist you in choosing a plan that best suits your needs or we can help you can design your own service by selecting services and options individually.

Pusateri Funeral Homes offers many different services. Our training and experience have prepared us to help, to reassure, and to understand when a family faces the loss of a loved one. We are here to replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions with answers. Here, one finds a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere of dignity, efficiency, and trust. We believe your service choice is a personal decision. This is why we explain the options available, then encourage you to make right decisions for your own needs.

Please visit each of the sections below to learn more about the services we offer. As always, please contact us if you have any questions – we’re here to help.


Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be held. They also influence whether the body will be present at the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if so, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether the remains will be buried or cremated.

Among the choices you'll need to make is whether you want one of these basic types of funerals, or something in between.

Traditional “Full Service Funeral”
This type of funeral, often referred to by funeral providers as a "traditional" funeral, usually includes a viewing or visitation and formal funeral service, use of a hearse to transport the body to the funeral site and cemetery, and burial, entombment or cremation of the remains. In addition to the funeral home's basic services fee, costs often include embalming and dressing the body; rental of the funeral home for the viewing or service; and use of vehicles to transport the family if they don't use their own. The costs of a casket, cemetery plots or crypt and other funeral goods and services also must be factored in.

A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is usually the service of choice. At Pusateri Funeral Homes we believe in the traditional funeral, because it often best serves the needs of family and friends.

The traditional funeral service may be the following:

• Casket
• Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
• Embalming
• Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
• Professional support and administrative staff assistance
• Use of visitation rooms
• General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
• Funeral service
• Register book
• Acknowledgment cards
• Prayer cards

The traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family, and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches or organizations. Generally, a member of the clergy or other person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance. We encourage the active participation of the family in helping plan this part of the service. Many times family members take part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.

Direct Burial
The body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming is necessary. A memorial service may be held at the graveside or later. Costs include the funeral home's basic services fee, as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt. If the family chooses to be at the cemetery for the burial, the funeral home often charges an additional fee for a graveside service.

Cremation
With cremation services, we at Pusateri Funeral Homes believe you should be able to choose the type of service that you find most meaningful. That's why our list of services includes many options.
A funeral service followed by cremation need be no different than a funeral service followed by ground burial. Following the funeral service and cremation, the cremated remains are usually placed in an urn before being committed to a final resting place. The cremation urn may be interred in an existing family burial plot, interred in a special cremation section at a cemetery or placed in an indoor or outdoor cemetery columbarium.

Personalized / Unique
All of our services can be customized to meet a family's needs or wishes. Increasingly, we find individuals want to create a memorial that reflects a more personalized and meaningful tribute. Our staff is always available to help you plan and design a memorial that fully reflects your wishes.
A memorial celebrates a life lived, and can take many forms. Whatever your wishes, our staff will be pleased to give you full details about our products and services, and help you make your decision. They will also make sure that any memorial you choose meets all your specifications.

Every funeral service should be a memorable, warm reflection of the person who has died. Many families believe costs may restrict them from planning a fitting tribute.

Photographs, a special song, even a favorite tie or golf clubs, can be incorporated into the funeral service to make it more meaningful. You tell us what it is that made your loved one so special and we'll give you ideas for personalizing the service.

 

Each and every family receives highly personalized, individual attention, so let the Pusateri Funeral Homes help you and your loved ones during your time of need. Please contact us at 315-331-2125 and let our dedicated staff serve you.

 

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count,
it’s the life in your years.”

- Abraham Lincoln

 

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