Dad's obit - Thursday, September 4
In case you missed it in The Jersey Journal. (Click on the link.)
Of course, the death notice does no justice to Dad's life. The funeral home asks very dry questions when your family member passes. Any living relatives? Their names? The funeral director tells you that you can't list everyone in the notice.
Did i mention that the funeral home which hospice recommended was absolutely terrible? Apparently a hierarchy exists among funerals with bodies v. direct cremations & memorial services. Funeral homes can be big business, says Al. But it was the one hospice suggested. Maybe hospice gets some kind of kickback.
In addition, it was the funeral home who had cancelled their payment meeting with us. Then I had to hear, "Usually the family pays for service fees beforehand." I had to remind them that they cancelled the original meeting, and they assured us it would be fine to send a check in the mail. Then the original quote they gave us was shy of $50, so now we have to send a second check into them. Sad.
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