What is the purpose of a funeral?
Funerals provide surviving family members and friends a caring, supportive environment in which to recognize the death of a loved one, and to share thoughts and feelings about that person. Funerals are the first step in the healing process.
How long does it take to prepare a body for burial?
Under normal circumstances, preparing the body for the funeral service and burial takes at least 4-5 hours. It typically takes around 3 hours to embalm the body and around an hour to dress the body and do any cosmetology work.
What is the purpose of embalming?
Embalming not only sanitizes and preserves the body, slows the decomposition process, and enhances the appearance of a body disfigured by traumatic death or illness, but also lengthens the time between death and the final disposition. This allows loved ones time to make the appropriate arrangements.
How much does a funeral cost?
Per the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral with viewing and burial in 2014 was $7,181.
My loved one died out-of-state; can you still help me?
Yes, Grieco Funeral Homes can assist you with out-of-state arrangements, including transfer to or from another state.