Over the years, we’ve learned something very valuable, yet largely unrecognized by the general public: a funeral, memorial service, or celebration of life offers family and friends the opportunity to say goodbye to a loved one, and sets the stage for the healing process which follows.
It doesn’t have to be an elaborate event. The most important part is in the “coming together” with others to share memories, and receive comfort from one another. It can be a very simple ceremony or one where the personality and lifetime achievements of your loved one are showcased.
Whatever you think would be appropriate; we promise to be with you at every turn to help you plan a service that celebrates your loved one's life in a meaningful way.
Here, you will find information on the services we can provide your family after losing a loved one. If you would prefer to speak to someone directly, please call us at 732-449-6900. We will be pleased to share commemoration ideas.
Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
What to Know When Choosing Burial
If you think that burial is the right choice for your family, there are some important decisions you must make. This page details the questions involved, offering support to families choosing burial.
When Cremation is Preferred
Detailing the reasons why cremation is the preference of a growing number of families, this page also covers additional questions to ask once the cremation decision has been made.
Whether you simply have a few questions or you are looking to come in to pre-arrange a funeral, check our PRE-ARRANGEMENT tab to the left for more helpful information.
Whether you received a 2 a.m. phone call with news of an unexpected death or shared your loved one's final moments of a long illness, your initial reaction to the death is likely to be shock. It doesn't seem to matter how prepared we are - or aren't - a loved one's death often leaves us feeling numb and bewildered. If you're responsible for making the funeral arrangements, shock and grief can be immobilizing. Even simple decisions can be overwhelming.
There has been an ever-increasing desire to expand traditional roles beyond "at-need" and "pre-need" services into "after-care" or post funeral services for the bereaved. Here at O'Brien Funeral Home, we believe in this so strongly that we have a person on staff whose main task is to compile resources and contacts to help you and your loved ones before, during, and after the funeral process.
Cremation has become, and will continue to become, more and more popular in the United States. Reasons for the shift from burial to cremation vary from personal preference to economics. We at O’Brien Funeral Home are here to help you plan the Funeral that will best reflect the wishes of both you and your loved one, and to do so without incurring a financial strain on your family.