"Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon at the end of the ocean."
- David Searls
Preplanning a Funeral with
The Stapleton-Barry-Holdredge Funeral Home
We understand that planning for a funeral can be a difficult thing, but we can
help make the process easier for you and your loved ones. Preplanning is growing rapidly as more and
more people are choosing to make arrangements ahead of time. Knowing that your loved ones don't have a
heavy burden to deal with can leave you with peace of mind and financial security. We can assist with
arrangements in a variety of ways to help make the process as comfortable as
possible for you.
We offer two types of arrangements: preplanning all the arrangements, and
preplanning and prepaying. Both options allow for necessary arrangements, but also offer the option to pay now or at a
later date. We emphasize that the preplanning requires personal attention, and it can be arranged either at our
facilities, or at your home.
Preplanning, with payments made at a later date
There are a wide variety of choices to be made when planning a funeral.
In choosing all of the arrangements, you have the ability to make whatever decisions needed to help personalize the
event. It is important for the customer to know that we are willing to provide the highest quality services to assure that
all of your wishes are met.
Preplanning with payment
Paying for a funeral can be a financially heavy task. By preplanning, you are assured that
your loved ones will not have financial difficulty. We offer a secure way for your money to be held until need
be. By SSI standards, contracts have to be drawn up that ensures that the money for the funeral is irrevocable.
This does allow for a transfer of funds to the funeral home’s services that are used. This allows for the freedom
to move, or simply change your mind, and not have to worry about previous arrangements. All decisions are transferred,
along with the money. When paying for the arrangements, all your money is then entered into an escrow account,
which generates interest to keep up with the cost of living. The paymentis also entrusted with the New England
Funeral Trust, a widely respected institution. By requiring the money to be requested, you have the assurance
that there is no danger of a loss of those funds. The funeral home has fiduciary
responsibility, meaning they are responsible for guarding the money, and replacing it if need be.
Preplanning gives the funeral home the ability to guarantee three things:
- Professional Services
- Cash Advances on items such as the church, minister, and cemetery expenses
Preplanning gives the family assurance that the wishes of their loved ones will be met,
and that they don't have important decisions to make at such a difficult time. Offering both financial
and emotional peace of mind, preplanning is fast becoming an important process.
For personal attention and additional information, please contact us.