At Cavanagh Family Funeral Homes, Inc. & Private Crematory, we strive to make the advanced planning process as simple and streamlined as possible. It shouldn’t be difficult to plan your final farewell. Contact our experienced staff if you have any questions about getting started.

Whether you are preplanning for yourself or assisting a loved one, here is our advanced planning checklist, to let you know what you’ll need when you meet with us or begin online:

 Vital Statistics

  • Education (elementary, high school, college, graduate school)
  • Mother’s maiden name, place of birth, year
  • Father’s name, place of birth, year
  • Social Security Number
  • Veteran Information
    • Military service
    • Branch and rank
    • Date of enlistment
    • Date of discharge
    • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
    • Serial number
  • Affiliations
    • Fraternal, service and union memberships
    • Special recognitions
  • Persons to Contact
    • Children, relatives and friends to notify
  • Funeral Preferences
    • Preferred clergy/celebrant
    • Names of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers
    • Preferred music, Bible verses or poetry
    • Preferred clothing or jewelry
    • Burial property information
    • Special instructions
  • Location of Important Documents and Passwords