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Why People Choose to Plan Ahead
American psychologist and author B. F. Skinner asserted, “The majority of people don't want to plan. They want to be free of the responsibility of planning. What they ask for is merely some assurance that they will be decently provided for. The rest is a day-to-day enjoyment of life.”
Can you be absolutely positive that you will be decently provided for? Perhaps the people you trust with the big decisions aren't prepared to make your funeral arrangements after your death. It could also be that over time, their opinions about funerals may differ drastically from yours.
We've had the privilege of assisting many families in their funeral pre-planning efforts. During the time we've spent with them, we've learned more about the reasons behind their decision to take funeral pre-planning seriously.
What We've Learned Over the Years
Making your funeral decisions ahead of time can be a deeply personal life event. When sitting down with individuals and families to discuss their wishes and expectations around their end-of-life planning, we've heard statements like these:
Pre-planning my funeral was my way of showing my family just how much I love them.
In pre-paying for my funeral arrangements, I've lessened the financial burden on those people I leave behind.
I'm very independent and have always made all my own decisions.
Some say I like to be in control and you know what? I think, especially in the case of funeral pre-planning, they're right!
This way my family knows exactly what I want. No one has to get angry or fight, and no one has to feel guilty about making the wrong decision. When I'm gone, they will know - to the letter - what funeral services I expect to receive.
I remember when my mother died. None of us kids knew what to do and absolutely none of us knew what she wanted. No one bothered to ask! I'm just not going to wait for my kids to ask me what I want. I'm going to tell them.
I guess it's because I wanted things done my way. I know my family and I disagree on my decision to be cremated, and I wanted to provide my funeral pre-arrangements to our local funeral home to make sure I got what I wanted.
Those are just a few of the remarks we've heard from those we've guided during the process of making their funeral arrangements ahead of time. Chances are pretty good that some of those statements echo your personal style and reflect similar life experiences.
Let Us Help
If you're ready to begin funeral pre-planning, we invite you to get started by reviewing our funeral pre-planning checklist. The second step can be taken in the privacy of your own home by using our online funeral pre-planning tool, Prearrange Online. Or, if you'd rather have guidance from one of our funeral pre-planning specialists, we ask that you pick up the phone and call us at (440) 942-0700 to set an appointment. You can come in to our office but if that's inconvenient, we will come to your home or another location of your choosing.