Funeral Arrangements

All of us at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home are committed to providing families with dignified affordable services that honor and celebrate the life of a deceased loved one. From traditional funeral services to cremation and direct disposition, and all their variations, our services can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual family.


Services options include:

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL

Embalming and preparation of the deceased

Calling hours and viewing the evening before or prior to the funeral service

A service with clergy at the funeral home or at a church followed by cemetery interment, entombment or a *cremation

*Cremated remains may be returned to the family or interred or entombed in a cemetery with family and friends present and a clergy person to perform the Rite of Committal


DIRECT CREMATION

No embalming or preparation of the deceased

No viewing

Immediate cremation once all legal requirements have been satisfied

Cremated remains may be returned to the family or interred or entombed in a cemetery with family and friends present and a clergy person to perform the Rite of Committal.

The family may opt to have calling hours and/or a service at the funeral home or at a church, with or without the cremated remains present.


DIRECT BURIAL

No embalming or preparation of the deceased

No viewing

Immediate interment or entombment at a cemetery once all legal requirements have been satisfied, with family and friends present and a clergy person to perform the Rite of Committal


LIMITED SERVICES

If a death should occur out of town, it is advisable to work directly with your local funeral home to coordinate the arrangements and minimize expenses for duplicate services.

NOTE: There is no law in New York State that mandates embalming. However, it is our funeral home policy that embalming is necessary for any service option that includes public or private viewing of the deceased.

Our services are not limited to the options listed above. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with family members to assist you in selecting services that are meaningful, memorable and that reflect the personality and character of a deceased love one.

We offer a variety of ways to help in personalizing services, such as

CASKET PERSONALIZATION

-A selection of removable decorative casket corners and back panel inserts that can be chosen to reflect an individual’s career, hobby or status in life, ie. Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa

-A variety of casket interior fabrics and colors

-Casket engraving

VIDEO TRIBUTES

-Sixty-five of your favorite photos combined with three favorite songs on a professionally produced DVD that can be played during calling hours and prior to the funeral service.

PERSONALIZED PRINTING

-Prayer cards and acknowledgement cards custom printed to include a photo of the deceased and/or a favorite prayer or poem

MILITARY HONOR GUARD

-An honor guard from the branch of service from which your loved one was honorable discharged will play taps and fold and present the American Flag to the deceased next-of-kin at the place of committal or memorial service

In addition we can suggest and coordinate arrangements for:
BAGPIPERS, MUSICIANS AND SOLOISTS

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