When a loved one in your family passes on and you find that pre-arrangements were already made with a Jewish funeral home in Monroe, NJ, it makes the planning process much simpler. You don’t have to plan and run around, trying to get things into place. Your loved one already took care of all of that. Hopefully, with any luck, they also paid in advance so you also don’t have to worry about the financial burden. If all of that is the case, here’s what you need to do in order to move ahead with the plans they put into place.
Call The Funeral Home
The biggest thing you need to do is call the funeral home that holds your loved one’s plans. Once the funeral home hears of their death, the plans can be carried out. The first thing the professionals will do is arrange to transport your loved one from the place of their death to the funeral home’s facilities so they can care for them while the rest of the plans are put into place.
Read Through The Plans
If you don’t already know what the plans are supposed to be, it’s a good idea to read through them so you know what’s supposed to happen and when. It will prepare you for the events and show you what you need to do yourself, if anything. Your loved one may have planned everything out themselves or there may be a few things left for you to do yet, like choose a casket or buy a burial plot in a Jewish cemetery.
Contact The Family
While you may have already told close family members that your loved one passed away, you might also need to contact them again and maybe even others to spread the word about the funeral plans. Once you know what your loved one planned out, dates and times can be set and you can get those things laid out for everyone. You can delegate the task of making phone calls to a few others or make them all yourself, depending on how you are doing.
Grieve The Loss
Having final service plans laid out for you can be a big relief. It’s one less thing you have to do after someone passes away. In place of all the plans you would have to make otherwise, you can grieve. Gather your family and friends and the support system you need and simply grieve together as the plans your loved one put into place come together around you, thanks to the Jewish funeral home they chose.
If you want to work to put your own plans into place so your family has less to deal with in the future when you pass on, contact a local Jewish funeral home in Monroe, NJ for help with the process. Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels has experience working with families who have lost loved ones. Whether plans or already in place or you need to plan final services, you can count on us to help with the big and small details.