Pre-Planning Options

When making a decision about pre-planning your funeral, there are so many options to consider. At A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, we provide options that include burial or cremation services.

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About Pre-Arranging Your Funeral

Pre-arranging your funeral is an act of guiding your loved ones through the tough times—just as you’ve always done.

More and more people are choosing to take the time to discuss their funeral plans with a funeral director and organizations such as AARP are even recommending it. It allows for important decisions to be made outside of a stressful situation and removed from
the emotions that accompany a loss.

Pre-arranging will ensure that your wishes are carried out, and that your loved ones won’t need to make difficult decisions alone. Whether you want a simple service or a highly-personalized celebration of life, pre-planning is a way of making your preferences known. The degree to which you pre-plan is up to you: you can be very specific about the funeral (including music, flowers, and readings), just indicate the type of service or casket you’d like, or anything in between.

You choose whether or not to set aside funds for your funeral expenses, but either way, pre-planning is a good idea. Pre-funding ensures that all funeral expenses will be taken care of when the time comes, and you can do so with complete confidence. All funds are deposited into an FDIC-insured account, and no part of the principle or interest may be touched, in accordance with New York State laws. When you pre-fund with either Keyser Funeral Service or A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, you can be assured that there will be sufficient funds to cover your funeral expenses once the plan is fully funded.

As fourth and fifth generation funeral service professionals, our experience and commitment to service excellence will help you pre-plan a service that’s exactly as you’d want it, at a price that makes you comfortable, whether or not you choose to set aside funds. Discussing your thoughts and plans with a professional, compassionate funeral director can make a great deal of difference when the time comes, and it’s a loving gesture for those you leave behind.

If you’re considering pre-planning, please, give us a call.  Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff will help you pre-arrange in comfort and confidence. We’re easy to talk to—we’re your neighbors, and our family has been serving the community for over 60 years. 

Please CLICK HERE to view A Helpful Guide to Funeral Planning (pdf)

For complete information please call or email  Carr Funeral Home
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New York State Funeral Directors Association at