Funeral Homes offers many different services. Our training and
experience have prepared us to help, to reassure, and to understand
when a family faces the loss of a loved one. We are here to
replace confusion with calm, doubts with certainty, and questions
with answers. Here, one finds a quiet gentleness in an atmosphere
of dignity, efficiency, and trust. We believe your service choice
is a personal decision. This is why we explain the options available,
then encourage you to make right decisions for your own needs.
visit each of the sections below to learn more about the services
we offer. As always, please contact us if you have any questions
were here to help.
Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type
of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and
cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors
help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple,
public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be
held. They also influence whether the body will be present at
the funeral, if there will be a viewing or visitation, and if
so, whether the casket will be open or closed, and whether the
remains will be buried or cremated.
the choices you'll need to make is whether you want one of these
basic types of funerals, or something in between.
Full Service Funeral
This type of funeral, often referred to by funeral providers
as a "traditional" funeral, usually includes a viewing
or visitation and formal funeral service, use of a hearse to
transport the body to the funeral site and cemetery, and burial,
entombment or cremation of the remains. In addition to the funeral
home's basic services fee, costs often include embalming and
dressing the body; rental of the funeral home for the viewing
or service; and use of vehicles to transport the family if they
don't use their own. The costs of a casket, cemetery plots or
crypt and other funeral goods and services also must be factored
traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation, is
usually the service of choice. At Pusateri Funeral Homes we
believe in the traditional funeral, because it often best serves
the needs of family and friends.
traditional funeral service may be the following:
Transfer of the deceased to the funeral home
Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
Professional support and administrative staff assistance
Use of visitation rooms
General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
traditional service is a meaningful expression for the family,
and it gives friends and associates an opportunity to offer
their tributes in the way of flowers or memorials to churches
or organizations. Generally, a member of the clergy or other
person chosen by the family conducts a service of remembrance.
We encourage the active participation of the family in helping
plan this part of the service. Many times family members take
part by giving a reading, singing or assisting the clergy.
The body is buried shortly after death, usually in a simple
container. No viewing or visitation is involved, so no embalming
is necessary. A memorial service may be held at the graveside
or later. Costs include the funeral home's basic services fee,
as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase
of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt.
If the family chooses to be at the cemetery for the burial,
the funeral home often charges an additional fee for a graveside
With cremation services, we at Pusateri Funeral Homes believe
you should be able to choose the type of service that you find
most meaningful. That's why our list of services includes many
A funeral service followed by cremation need be no different
than a funeral service followed by ground burial. Following
the funeral service and cremation, the cremated remains are
usually placed in an urn before being committed to a final resting
place. The cremation urn may be interred in an existing family
burial plot, interred in a special cremation section at a cemetery
or placed in an indoor or outdoor cemetery columbarium.
All of our services can be customized to meet a family's needs
or wishes. Increasingly, we find individuals want to create
a memorial that reflects a more personalized and meaningful
tribute. Our staff is always available to help you plan and
design a memorial that fully reflects your wishes.
A memorial celebrates a life lived, and can take many forms.
Whatever your wishes, our staff will be pleased to give you
full details about our products and services, and help you make
your decision. They will also make sure that any memorial you
choose meets all your specifications.
funeral service should be a memorable, warm reflection of the
person who has died. Many families believe costs may restrict
them from planning a fitting tribute.
a special song, even a favorite tie or golf clubs, can be incorporated
into the funeral service to make it more meaningful. You tell
us what it is that made your loved one so special and we'll
give you ideas for personalizing the service.
and every family receives highly personalized, individual attention,
so let the Pusateri Funeral Homes help you and your loved ones
during your time of need. Please contact us at 315-331-2125
and let our dedicated staff serve you.
the end, its not the years in your life that count,
its the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln