Choosing a Funeral Home in Your Area


If a loved one has recently passed or you’re making prearrangements for yourself, finding a funeral home that provides you with friendly and affordable services is highly important. If there are many in your area to choose from, you may be wondering what the difference is between them and what to consider when choosing. We have some tips to help you narrow your choices and ultimately decide where you’ll want to have the services.


Determine Your Budget

You’ll want to have an initial conversation with your family about the budget. What is feasible and affordable for your family to be able to spend? Deciding this first will help to ensure you’ll be able to pay for the services upfront, and not leave you more stressed out trying to figure out how you’ll afford it later. It’s an overwhelming time as it is, and adding in money stress factors will just make it worse. From there, you can start to call around and ask funeral homes for their pricing and compare.


Consider Your Priorities

When it comes to the funeral, what is most important to you and your family? Is it location? Do you want the services to be close to your home, or the cemetery? Is price the biggest factor? Do you have religious requirements? Will there be a viewing service that requires ample parking? Are you looking for simplicity? Whatever your priorities are, these are the types of questions you’ll want to ask yourself to help narrow down your options.


Decide Which Services You’ll Need

Perhaps the most important step is determining which arrangements you’ll need, and if the funeral home offers them. Whether it’s cremation or a traditional funeral service, you’ll want to have these details ready to discuss with funeral home directors as your start to look around at your different options. Some funeral homes also offer additional services, such as assistance with memorials and tribute videos, setting up online funeral funds, helping with flower ordering, etc. These extra steps to go above and beyond can make a big difference!


Visit a Few Funeral Homes

If possible, try to visit a few of the funeral homes beforehand to get a feel for how the services will be. Compile a list of your questions to have ready, including pricing, arrangements, selections of urns, caskets, etc. You’ll want to feel fully comfortable and prepared for the services, so doing your homework beforehand can be extremely helpful. Visiting the funeral homes before making your final decision will help ease your mind and make you confident in your choice. 

Contact Hamel-Lydon Chapel

If you’re looking for a funeral home in the Boston or Quincy area, we invite you to consider Hamel-Lydon Chapel. Our team goes above and beyond for our clients, helping with everything from setting up online funeral funds, to creating online memorials, and beyond. We also offer daily grief support following the services. To learn more about our funeral services, contact us today!

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