Arranging a Funeral
Once contact is made with J A Gormley Funeral Directors you can arrange to either call to our office or a funeral director can call to the house to make arrangements. We will guide you through every step of arranging the funeral and our priority is to make sure that you can arrange the funeral for your loved one in the way you want. We will do our best to accommodate any special requests.
When arranging a funeral for a loved one, there is much to be considered, especially when the service has not been pre-planned or pre-paid. Everyone is unique, and the factors which influence the final choice of ceremony will differ. These may consist of religious, cultural and personal preferences.
There are several things to consider, such as whether the deceased left any instructions about the type of ceremony they would want (for example religious, civil or humanist), whether or not they want to be buried or cremated, and any other personal requests such as venue or music. If a funeral has not been pre-planned, you will need to discuss the available options and services with J A Gormley funeral directors, who can advise and inform you of your choices. Staff at our funeral home can explain what you need to know about specific arrangements, such as:
1. Is it going to be a burial or cremation
2. Do you want a wake in the house, or to use the funeral home
3. Which church the funeral will take place in
4. What type of coffin
5. Is the deceased to be dressed in their own clothes or a robe provided by us
6. Do you want a removal to the church the night before
7. What newspapers do you want the funeral notice to be published in
8. Do you want flowers
J A Gormley will liaise on your behalf with the cemeteries, crematorium, newspapers, clergy, florists and advise you about the registration of the death. They will also, after the burial, help with Funeral Payments Forms from the Social Fund and point you in the right direction for bereavement counselling.