At Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, we encourage families to consider allowing the life of an individual to shine over the natural somberness of their death. To honor one's life is to let their characteristics define them, not our lingering thoughts of their final days. Our mission is to assist you in acknowledging the death of one who is loved and celebrate their life.
There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.
In these times of demonstrated social creativity, individuals are showing deep interest in making an exit statement at the time of their deaths.
It is the goal of Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died, and to provide a climate that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength.
"All I want is to make it simple and easy for the kids" is a statement often made by those planning end of life tributes. Keep in perspective, that while any service will be an honor to your life, the personal elements of the funeral are for the living! A misconception is that a simple "no fuss over me" approach insulates our family from the discomfort of a loss. This is not true…there is no short cut through this adjustment period! In spite of our modesty, members of your family and your friends will grieve and begin to adjust to life without you no matter how your try to protect them. What seems tidy and neat on paper might not be the help your children and grandchildren need at that somber time of their lives. Put all lighthearted kidding aside, have a heart to heart conversation with your family and clergy before predetermining how those you love should honor you. As an illustration, let's think about the time, for one reason or another, we may choose to buy, on the spur of the moment, a pair of shoes for ourselves that don’t exactly fit, but we wear them anyway with a measure of discomfort. However, we would never consider giving our children or grandchildren a pair that don’t fit them. Make sure the funeral service you choose fits the needs of family members so they don’t walk forward in life with the memory of your arrangements that just didn’t fit well.
No visitation for me…I don’t want people looking at me! While most of us tend not to be “showy”, few of us realize the implications to our families of such a statement. Know that the emphasis of the old “visitation” we grew up with was different than the “gathering” of family and friends today. An increasing trend is to acknowledge the death, and then let the years of life overshadow those difficult final days or months. Now the focus is on the unique characteristics of the person remembered as their life is celebrated as a gift rather than a life taken away. Do you really mean to intentionally prevent your family from this? The therapeutic long term benefits of your family being able to say goodbye has been well documented. Additionally, as a society that honors symbolism, the improved pleasant appearance, rather than perhaps what was remembered in a hospital or nursing home, is a great relief to family members. Only the special people in your life, not the general public, will make the time for your “visitation”. Realize any final plans will be for the sake of the living not the deceased. Visitations or gatherings exist because people care and they have a deep sincere need to support their friends at a difficult time. Not much different than other very difficult times we all experience during our lives. Suffice to say that your family will always have visitation! It can be planned for at the funeral home when all the family is gathered in a supportive setting, or it will be during the following weeks and months when family members are at the grocery store, athletic events, church, and social events. The friends need to express their concern and the family benefits from that. This will happen in a comfortable setting or with many awkward moments in public.
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home realizes that each family’s needs are different, and we believe that each funeral deserves to be a special event - an experience that is as unique as the life it honors. That is why we offer so many distinctive choices for enhancing and personalizing the funeral of your loved one. Moreover, if you have something truly exceptional in mind, we will respect your choices and make every effort to accommodate your request.
Following the loss of a loved one, visitation is a priceless time spent amid the support and love of family and friends. Because Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home recognizes how meaningful this experience is, we encourage you to make it as personal as you wish. You may choose from a wide selection of high quality traditional or cremation caskets, which may be customized with a variety of special panels and corners, and beautiful cremation urns. You may accessorize the visitation room with photographs, cards, posters or other treasured items related to the deceased. You may have the room arranged to suit your personal style and to best accommodate visitors.
To complement the visitation and help you commemorate your loved one’s life, we offer many optional services that may make the funeral a unique and memorable experience including memorial cards and guest books, which you may fully customize. Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home also provides you with your own special web page, where you may receive online condolences and personalized memory tributes about your loved one.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Because the professionals at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home recognize that a picture is also worth a thousand precious memories, you may choose a beautiful Video Tribute presentation to your loved one, consisting of up to 50 pictures copied from your own collection of cherished photographs. Accompanied by music, your Video Tribute may memorialize the milestones, hobbies or accomplishments of your loved one.
Through pictures and music, your Video Tribute allows you, your family and friends to relive both the ordinary and extraordinary moments you have shared - the moments you will keep in your heart long after your loved one is gone. Following the funeral, a copy of the Video Tribute on DVD is yours to keep and treasure for years to come.
Affordable Cost Options
As a family-owned funeral home, we understand many families are on a budget. Our wide choice of services allows families to select only those services that are affordable and meaningful to them. Sometimes people are hesitant to discuss cost, but we want to be open about all aspects of our services. Keep in mind that you determine the cost of the funeral through your selection of services and merchandise.
Complete Funeral Service
Traditionally, the funeral will be a Complete Funeral Service. This includes a gathering of family and friends with the deceased present. Normally the following day will be a service or ceremony, typically in the church or at the funeral home. This would be followed by the earth or above ground placement of the casketed remains. Caskets selected may cost from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars depending on the materials used in the construction. Most cemeteries require that an Outer Burial Container/Vault be used to encase the casket with earth burial. These are constructed of concrete and are designed to hold the weight of the earth, maintaining the cemetery property. The OBC/Vaults are constructed of concrete and are designed to not only protect the gravesite, but are manufactured with inner liners that not only restrict the entrance of graveside elements (water and earth, etc.) through a hermetic seal, but increase the strength of the vault.
The Graveside Service can be another selection. Often, this would follow a time of gathering of family and friends at the funeral home. The casketed remains would then be honored with a procession (cortege) to the cemetery where a graveside ceremony could take place followed by the interment.
Complete Cremation Service
The Complete Cremation Service is another type of selected offering. This service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a hardwood casket or a casket specifically designed for the cremation process. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains may be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains of your loved one. Urns can be constructed out of basic materials or more protective materials like basic and semi-precious metals, ceramics, and fine wood.