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Advance Planning for Cemetery Burial

A Full Life Planner
V. Telling of a Death

I came that you may have life and have it to the full.
— John 10:10

Telling of a Death
The news about a death is first entrusted to those most intimate with the deceased, as well as those who fulfill essential functions for the dead and the living. These concentric circles are organized ways of passing on feelings and facts; they then become involved in supporting and helping, usually through their direct presence and activity.

1. First Ring | Inner Circle
immediately upon death, depending on circumstances —
Hospital / Hospice Personnel
Police / Emergency Personnel
Physician / Coroner / Medical Examiner
Pastor / Parish Minister
Funeral Director, who will notify Cemetery
[With staff always on call to assist your family, the funeral director will coordinate the details involved in journey from the deathbed to the cemetery.]

2. Second Ring
Immediate Family and Closer Extended Family
Closest Friends

3. Third Ring
Neighbors & other Friends

4. Fourth Ring
Community members
Personal Attorney
Executor / Administrator of Will
Union and/or organizations of membership
Insurance agent

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Now...For the Hour of My Death: A Full Life Planner
V. Telling of a Death

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Contact one of our Family Service Counselors at the Cemetery of your choice for personal assistance and complete information.

In This Area —
Why Plan In Advance? Benefits of Advance Planning
"Now...For the Hour of My Death":
A Full Life Planner
Why Choose
A Catholic Cemetery?
Introduction to Service Counseling About the Family Service Counselors

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