A funeral service, whether it is simple or elaborate, steeped in tradition or contemporary, is a way for families and friends to say goodbye to a loved one. Funerals offer a unique opportunity to grieve, remembers, and memorialize a life well lived. All Faiths Burial and Cremation Service is proud to guide families during this dark time. All Faiths Burial and Cremation Service would like to take this opportunity to announce to the residents of Astoria, Queens, New York that this funeral home has many options available to families who choose to have a funeral service for their loved one. To learn more about the funeral services provided by All Faiths Burial and Cremation Service, please visit their website at https://economycremations.com/ or contact them at 718-521-0095.
There is no single right way to plan or conduct a funeral service. Each service is meant to be unique. All Faiths Burial and Cremation Service can customize each funeral service for each individual family. Funeral rituals are unique to each individual culture, religion, and family. They are often handed down through the generations. Thus, serving as a link between the generations.
Furthermore, funerals establish the personal and social significance of the deceased. This acknowledgment of what the deceased meant to the bereaved is the first step in the grieving process. By doing this, the bereaved can recount the important memories of the deceased and grieve accordingly. Also, funerals allow the community to support and comfort the bereaved. It is not unusual for members of the community to visit with families after they have suffered a loss. Funerals create a socially acceptable environment where the bereaved can mourn. Funerals allow loved ones that live some distance away the time to plan so that they can attend the funeral.
Frequently Asked Questions about Funerals
What is a funeral?
A funeral is a ceremony for a deceased person prior to burial or cremation. A funeral gives the opportunity for family and friends of the deceased to gather and mourn the passing of their loved one.
Who are funeral directors and what do they do?
Funeral directors are in charge of all the logistics following a death. They complete all necessary paperwork for families, make arrangements for the transportation of the body, and do any other actions related to the funeral service and burial of the deceased. Beyond this, funeral directors are the emotional support for families dealing with a loss.
Can Home Funerals be conducted in New York?
In New York State only a registered, licensed funeral director can carry out funeral arrangements for the death care of a deceased person. The funeral director will file the death certificate and make the necessary arrangements, in accordance with family wishes, for the disposition of the deceased. New York is one of only 8 states that do legally require you to employ the basic services of a funeral director.
Who Can Authorize a Cremation or Burial in New York?
- State law designates that an “agent” appointed to control the disposition of remains by written instrument has priority to control the disposition. After that the priority is given to:
- Surviving spouse
- Domestic partner
- Any of the decedent's surviving children over the age of 18
- Either of the decedent's parents
- Any of the decedent's surviving siblings (brothers or sisters) over the age of 18
- A guardian appointed pursuant to Article 17 or Article 17-a of the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCPA) or Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law
- The duly appointed fiduciary of the decedent's estate
- Close friend or other relative who is reasonably familiar with the decedent's wishes, including his or her religious or moral beliefs, when no one higher on the list is available, willing, or competent to act; (Note: This person must complete an "At-Need Written Statement of Person Having the Right to Control Disposition" form)
- Public Administrator
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