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Preplanning Checklist

Preplanning Checklist

The following checklist will help you create your personalized plan.

Ways to Plan Ahead:

 

General

  • Gather personal information for your obituary
  • Choose a charity to direct donations to, if desired
  • Choose a funeral home
  • Make note of any instructions for your services and final disposition

Funeral Service

  • Choose burial or cremation
  • Select a casket or cremation container
  • Choose locations and types of services
  • Choose floral arrangements
  • Select which photographs and memorabilia you’d like to display
  • Consider any customs, traditions, or religious rites that are important to you and your family
  • Choose the clothing you’d like to be dressed in
  • Select music and hymns, if desired
  • Choose a theme for decorations and stationery at your services
  • Arrange transportation for your physical remains and your family

Participants

  • Choose a clergy member or officiator to preside over the service
  • Select any musicians whose talents you’d like to employ
  • Select pallbearers
  • Choose friends or family members to perform the eulogy, read scripture, or prepare a speech

Final Disposition

  • Choose a cemetery
  • Select a burial plot or mausoleum
  • Select a memorial or grave marker and inscription
  • Decide who will keep your urn
  • Decide who will scatter your ashes and where

Information You Will Need


Personal Information

  • Your father’s name
  • Your mother’s maiden name
  • Your level of education
  • Your social security number

Affiliations

  • Fraternal organizations
  • Service organizations
  • Union memberships
  • Any special recognitions you have

Military Service Information

  • Military service
  • Branch rank
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Name(s) of war/conflict(s) toured
  • Serial number

Remember...


You do not need to make all your decisions right away. For help and guidance in creating your plan contact Solimine Funeral Homes.

Broadway Location
426 Broadway (Rt. 129),
Lynn, MA 01904
Phone: (781) 595-1492
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Ocean Street Location
67 Ocean Street (Rt. 1A),
Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: (781) 595-1492
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