Things to Consider
When a loved one dies, it can be a very disturbing time for the survivors. They are faced with a myriad of tasks before, during, and after the funeral service. We at South Coast Cremation Service are trained to provide thoughtful assistance during these challenging times. In an effort to be of greater help, we have developed the following checklist of important things you may wish to consider in preparing for the tasks that lie ahead.
When Death Occurs
Once you inform us of the death, One of our licensed Funeral Directors will consult with you on your wishes for arrangements. At your convenience, we will want to discuss the following information:
- Vital statistics about the deceased such as full name, address, social security number, birth date, marital status, etc.
- Personal history of the deceased such as education, employment, military service, memberships and affiliations, general biographical information, etc.
- Notices in newspaper and other media
- Organ and tissue donation preferences
We will arrange for transfer from place of death to our facility taking care of completing and filing of all certificates, permits, and authorizations. We will also obtain certified copies of the death certificate, which you may need. We will transfer your loved one to the crematory for the cremation. Massachusetts law requires a 48-hour waiting period after death before the cremation process can occur, unless otherwise approved by a Medical Examiner.
If desired, we will arrange for a memorial service, an earth burial, scattering of the cremated remains, placing an urn in a niche at a cemetery, or personal delivery to your residence.