Avoid the #1 cause of family conflict at a funeral ... finances.

O’Connell Family Funeral Homes know families have the best intentions when having to plan a funeral, but sometimes people have different opinions on what they think their loved ones might have wanted - thus causing conflict. Intense emotions, personality conflicts, and financial pressures to pay for services can bring additional stressors.

Pre-arranging your funeral assures that your family will not be burdened with any further grief of making choices that you could make in a pre-arranging session. Pre-arrange today!

4 reasons you should pre-arrange your funeral.

Make Memories & Create Peace of Mind

O’Connell Family Funeral Homes will guide a conversation that will make memories & create peace of mind. We bring families closer together by learning about loved ones and ultimately knowing that the funeral is exactly how they wanted it to be.

We have helped hundreds of families;

Document choices

Lessen future family conflicts

Reduce financial burden

You plan for birthday parties, insurance, college, vacations, but something we often forget about is planning for our funeral. We understand it may be a difficult to think about your own funeral. That is why our caring and trained pre-arranging funeral specialists help walk you through each step of the way. We ask you questions, gathering information needed, and giving you insightful thoughts from our perspective to aid in your decisions.

You can’t control death, you can create a healing experience for your family!

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Take Away the Guesswork

We work very hard to stave off death, to defy it or deny it altogether. The truth is, we all know it’s inevitable. What if selecting your final wishes in advance can make a difficult time become less about the fear of your funeral and more about celebrating and honoring your life and memories.

We want to take away any guesswork at an already difficult time in your loved ones lives. That is why it’s smart to make these choices now - yourself. 

Lessen future family conflict

Let your family celebrate your life & memories at your funeral. Most families members tell us that pre-arranging was the greatest final gift they could have gotten.

Alleviate financial burden

Unexpected expenses can be difficult at any time, but even more so during the grieving process. You can choose to prepay by establishing a Funeral Trust. However, you don’t have to prepay if it’s not in your budget. Simply make your choices of what you’d like. You are not locked into anything. These decisions can always be changed at any time.

What about a funeral trust?

Talk to our professionals about a funeral trust. Did you know that some nursing homes require a funeral trust as a condition of admission? So, you may want to set aside money for future funeral expenses and establishing a trust is a good way to do this. A Funeral Trust is created in connection with a contract for pre-arrangements. Our caring and trained pre-arranging funeral professionals can answer any of your questions.

Have a voice & choice

You might be thinking that you don’t care what happens at your funeral, or perhaps you know exactly what songs and readings you’d like.  A burial service can be a very important part of the grieving process for your loved ones. But it can be difficult to make the service as meaningful as it should be, in such a short amount of time. By making these plans now, by yourself or in the company of your loved ones - it provides an opportunity for them to learn about your history and can deepen your bond while giving you a meaningful service for you and everyone you love.

Our Process

The process of funeral pre-arranging isn't as complicated as you might think.
O’Connell Family Funeral Homes will guide you through all of the details, giving you and your family peace-of-mind.

What Families Have to Say

We promise to have you and your loved ones in mind every step of the way.

Navigate funeral pre-arranging with confidence.