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Service Options

"Exceeding your expectations is not optional!"

Funeral planning can be a difficult process while grieving the loss of a loved one. But having a funeral provides those who are grieving a place to receive support, come to terms with their loss, say goodbye, and honor their loved one’s life. Being surrounded by family and friends lets everyone share stories and memories and creates a lasting support system as everyone begins their grief journey.

 


 

Burial Services

Depending on your personal preferences, there are several services to choose from for a loved one’s burial:

  • For immediate burial, your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • A visitation, also called a viewing, calling hours, or wake, lets everyone gather together in a funeral home, a church or a place accessible for the licensed funeral home staff and equipment to be set up appropriately, safely and where public may view your loved one in an open or closed casket to say goodbye and comfort the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services also can be held at a funeral home, church, or even your home. The service is for celebrating and honoring your loved one’s life. Both the visitation and service can be personalized to your loved one’s passions, and uniqueness.
  • Graveside, chapel, or committal services take place at the cemetery. They let everyone be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final resting place through ground burial or can even be held privately at a time scheduled exclusively with next of kin and cemetery personnel. Keep in mind, according to state law, Cemeteries are considered public places and therefore are accessible to the public.



Cremation Services

For cremation services, we strongly encourage you to hold at least a visitation to honor your loved one’s life as the visitation has been proven to be beneficial to the proper psychological steps of grief a person goes through when a loss of a loved one occurs. In other words, a visitation is for the living, not for the deceased. If a funeral is also wanted, that also can be arranged almost similarly as if it were a burial, only after the church service the body would return to the funeral home for preparation to be taken to the crematory. Soon after the cremation, there are several options for your loved one’s final disposition:

  • Interment is when you bury or entomb your loved one's cremated remains. This can be in a family plot, memorial site, cremation niche or urn garden, or other indoor and outdoor locations. Sometimes you are able to bury ashes atop of the burial plot of someone else buried at an earlier time which may have some significance but otherwise would not be optional to bury them together. (Please know, decisions as to if someone is able to be buried on top of someone else or near someone else or anywhere in a cemetery, are exclusively made by cemeteries and their respective associations. Therefore, please understand that rules and regulations made within each cemetery and are not dictated nor influenced by the funeral home ever, nor ever has been something we could do.) Please reach out to our staff for a detailed list of interment options for you to consider and we will be glad to assist you in executing whatever you decide.
  • Graveside cremation services are similar to traditional ground burials, as everyone is at the burial of the cremated remains and honor your loved one through other meaningful tributes.
  • Scattering is when you spread your loved one's cremated remains in a memorial garden, cemetery, over water, or another significant location. You also can choose to scatter some of the cremated remains and retain the rest in an urn for interment or another form of disposition.
  • By placing cremated remains in multiple urns, family members who live in different locations can each have their loved one's final resting place close to them. Keepsake urns are available in our funeral home and we have plenty of selections at formidable prices within the reach of many financial platforms which will grant everyone the ability to make the division of ashes a possibility if deemed appropriate.


Note: Please note, if the family wishes that graveside services be made in a fashion consistent to that of a regular burial (with a ceremony, licensed director and minister or priest) it is imperative the funeral home be notified as it is NOT required by law we be present, BUT if requested we must be scheduled appropriately in order to be done and we will be glad to be there for you.

Also, In order to scatter ashes at sea or any other body of water, there are licensed companies which will be responsible to obtain the proper permits and/or licensure to do such scattering in accordance to local laws to dispose of such ashes in accordance to such laws.



Repatriation of Remains

(Because there is only ONE home)

Many persons have expressed the desire to be returned back "Home" after they pass away and most families explore such option at the time of death believing that it is beyond what they can afford. It may be surprising to learn that it may not be as much as you may have thought or as far beyond your reach as most may think. Our funeral home specializes in repatriation of remains to their country of origin, and offer complete funeral services until the landing of your loved one in the country where your loved one will have their final disposition.

  • We will coordinate everything on your behalf, and with your knowledge every step of the way. We promise you the safe and dignified transportation and considering every part of what needs to take place. We will be sure your loved one will arrive to their final destination at a fair cost.
  • We have over 20 years of experience not only throughout latin america but even to countries in Europe and Africa amongst others. Rest assured each country will be contacted if we have shipped to that country over 90 days ago to verify the rules and regulations. The ever changing regulations will always be confirmed by us, so you may rest assured that IF they change, we will be are aware of it. Some countries are simple, others, very complicated, either way, we will get your loved one home if home is where they are to be.
  • We arrange everything from documents with the embassy, appointments, transportation to airport, preparation of deceased, outer container for transporting remains, inspections (if applicable) and make sure your loved one will be able to be viewed (considering cause of death, i.e. accidents).
  • We make sure everything is done in accordance to the rules and regulations and in accordance to the laws, so that there is nothing that can cause any further inconveniences or grief to your family during a time that is already emotionally charged.
  • NOTE: Passport or birth certificate that confirms birth of the person in a country which we are attempting to send a person to would be a valuable document to keep handy. Any such document should be made available to be taken to such embassy at the time the the documents are submitted.

Funeraria Luz de Paz
Phone: (203) 330-8081
426 E. Washington Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06608


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