After the first shock of learning about the death of a loved one, it is vital that you know what steps to take. It can be tough, however, to make these decisions and start making arrangements because you’re dealing with grief and perhaps shock. If you are going through this right now, here are some important first steps that you need to take. Our experienced directors here at Brunswick Memorial Home, a South River, NJ funeral home and cremation provider, recommend you do the following:
The first thing you need is to contact the funeral home. It’s always best to select a locally owned, family operated funeral home versus a large corporate chain. At our funeral home, we’re personally available 24/7 every day of the year. We’ll take some basic information on the first call, get your permission to bring you loved one into our care as quickly as you direct, and make an appointment for you and your family to discuss what type of service is right for your family.
It’s always wise to see if your loved one left anything prearranged. This can save you a lot of time, but not everyone has prearranged their final service. If your loved one did not, you will want to start making decisions as to what kind of funeral or memorial services your loved one would have wanted. This is not always easy to know; if need be, reach out to trusted family members to see what they suggest.
After the service details are decided upon, the next thing you should do is contact relatives and friends. Choose those who were closest to the deceased and ask them to go ahead and contact others themselves. At our funeral home, we will provide you with an email link to your loved one’s obituary and service details, which makes it very easy for you to either email or, in today’s world, post on your social media. This will ensure that everyone that needs to know is informed of the death but that you do not have to personally do the job of calling them yourself.
These essential initial steps are what you need to do when a loved one passes. The most important step is though is to find the funeral home or cremations provider in the area that is the best suited to your family’s needs. When searching for a provider of cremations or funeral home in South River, NJ, turn to us at Brunswick Memorial Home. The number one reason families choose us is “Quality of Service”, and we’re focused on serving “Every Family as our Own” – our motto. We are here to help you through every step of the process so that you can focus on healing. Visit us at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 or call us at (732) 254-9393. We’ve been helping families from Monroe Township, North Brunswick, South River, and the entire Central Jersey area for more than three decades.