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What to do when someone dies

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What should I do when someone dies?

Many families are arranging a funeral for the first time and their initial concern is what to do first. This will depend on where the death has occurred and what the circumstances are.
As professional funeral advisors and confidants, we can assist you to make funeral arrangements a less daunting experience. Whether we meet you at our premises, in your own home or discuss matters over the phone, it is our responsibility to lift the burden from your shoulders.
Here are some questions to consider when making funeral arrangements:
Do you want burial or cremation?
What clothes will the deceased wear when reposing?
Where will the deceased repose – at home, in a hospital/hospice mortuary or in a funeral home?
Where do you want to hold the service – in a church, funeral home, crematorium or at home?
When do you want to have the funeral?
Do you want to have a one or a two-day funeral? i.e. a removal on the day of the funeral or on the evening before
Will you publish a death notice in a national newspaper, on local radio, or RIP.ie? Who will be mentioned in this notice?
Do you require the music for the funeral service?
Do you want to pass the house en-route to the church or cemetery?
Will the family carry the coffin at the funeral?