We care about you.
We take time with each family we serve to get to know their loved one,
so that we can help them plan a fitting tribute to someone special in their life.
How a Memorial Service can help you:
Paying tribute to your loved ones in their own special way can help you move on more easily. Our team is committed in providing you with a funeral service that will honor your loved one.
Expressing how you are feeling helps tremendously in dealing with your loss. Our caring staff will be at your side to help you throughout this process.
We know how painful organizing a funeral can be. Our team will handle all the details for you, and will help you bring your family together, so that you and your loved ones get the support you need.
Trusted by thousands of families.
At O’Connell’s, we encourage the families we serve to make their services as unique and as special
as the person they loved and cherished. We are honored to guide you during this difficult time..
What you can expect from O’Connell Family Funeral Homes:
What Families Have to Say
“Growing up I was terrified of “undertakers” and hated everything about death and funerals. You and your employees (family) have helped change that for me. Thank-you for your gentleness and the respect you how and your ability to bring calm to difficult situations. I will never forget how you handled our mother when she nearly fell apart at the funeral. You make a difference and God is using you. I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated & loved.” - Linda
“When dad’s health continued to decline, my parents decided it was time to move forward with pre-arranging. My dad was reluctant because it meant admitting that he wasn’t getting better. But after the process, he seemed more at peace with the arrangements made. We felt financial and emotional relief when dad passed. There were fewer decisions to be made during a difficult time. We felt O’Connell was excellent…respectful, honest, direct, with quality Funeral home surroundings.” - Chris
We believe in remembering our loved ones the right way – your way!
At OCFH we know that you want to honor your loved one and need to plan a funeral. We know it’s difficult to think about planning a funeral in such a short time period, especially while you are experiencing such a roller coaster of emotions. You ought to be able to create peace of mind. We are very sorry for the loss of your loved one. We take time with each family we serve to get to know their loved one, so that we can help them plan a fitting tribute to someone special in their life.
Our caring and supportive staff is here to help guide you. Here’s how:
We are honored that you are choosing OCFH to guide your family through the details. We have found that affirmations help people who are grieving, so please take a moment to sign up to receive a little peace of mind to your inbox each week as a way to honor and think about your loved one in positive ways.
A funeral is about celebrating a life.
We take time with each family we serve to get to know their loved one, so that we can help them plan a fitting tribute to someone special in their life. While there are many different funeral/memorial service “options” available. There are a just a few different kinds of service types. Once your family has decided what kind of service to have, your options are unlimited with regard to personalization and customization. Set your appointment today and we can inform you of options and guide you through this process.
Types of funeral services we offer:
A traditional funeral service takes place with the body present in a casket (open or closed). Many times there is a time to gather with friends and family followed by services either at the funeral home, at a church, or other location. The specifics of the visitation and the services are all up to the family. Traditional services usually end with a graveside service at a cemetery.
These services take place with the body present in a casket (open or closed). A visitation and / or service is held at a location of the family’s choosing. After all visitations and services, the body is cremated. Once the cremation process has taken place, the family can choose to have a graveside service or keep the cremains. In some situations O’Connell’s can do all services in one day (traditional service in the morning, followed by cremation, followed by burial of cremains in afternoon).
A cremation service takes place after the body has undergone the cremation process. There can be a gathering and visitation time with a service should the family desire one. This again can either take place at the funeral home, at a church or another venue. With cremation the family can bury the cremated remains at a cemetery or keep them as well. O’Connell Funeral Home is proud to have our own on-site crematory in the Baldwin location. Learn More About Countryside Crematory
A memorial service takes place with no body, or cremated remains present. There can still be a time to gather and share as well as have services should the family desire. This can be done anywhere the family sees fit. Memorial services can also take place before or after the body has been buried or cremated.
With a direct burial there are no services, visitations or viewings. Because of this, no embalming is needed. Shortly after death, the body is placed in a simple casket and vault and is buried. Graveside services can be held at the cemetery at the time of burial.
With direct cremation, the body is cremated and the cremains are returned to the family, buried, placed in a crypt or niche in a cemetery or in some cases, scattered. Graveside services can be held at the time of burial or entombment.
If your loved one dies away from home (ex. While wintering in Arizona or on vacation in another country, etc) O’Connell’s can still help with coordinating services. It is possible to return remains to our area for traditional or cremation services. Important: Make sure you call O’Connell’s immediately – FIRST – to coordinate all services!