Florence Isaacs's Blog – March 2011 Archive (2)

Online Funerals

Q. My husband is hospitalized and won’t be able to attend his father’s funeral. His sister has suggested broadcasting the services on the Internet, which would allow him to watch the funeral on a laptop. Is this possible?

 

It is indeed possible to “attend” a funeral or memorial service on the Web today. Many funeral homes offer the service. The audience can be limited to relatives and friends for privacy—or include the general public. For…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 21, 2011 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Prepaying a Funeral

Q. Why do some people prepay funerals—and how is it done?

  

There can be advantages to prepaying a funeral—your own or the funeral of a loved one, such as an elderly parent. For example, my siblings and I prepaid our mother’s funeral a few years ago, after her nursing home notified us that her condition (dementia, along with severe heart disease) had suddenly deteriorated. She would die soon. At my suggestion, we decided to use the time we…

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Added by Florence Isaacs on March 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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