Collins Funeral Home Norwalk CT

Funeral Arrangement Checklist

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What To Bring To The Funeral Arrangements

  • Clothes you choose for your loved one (including under garments—shoes are optional. Also jewelry can be used and can be left on or removed and returned after a wake.
  • Items you and your family want to put in the casket
  • Photos and other mementos for display
  • Photos for obituary, prayer cards or makeup
  • Military Discharge, Form DD-214 (if applicable, for military honors)
  • Method of Payment (Cash, Check, Bank Check, Major Credit Card)
  • Deed for cemetery (if available)
  • Any obituary notes or drafts (hobbies, accomplishments, memberships)
  • Any vital statistics (Social Security#, birthday, parents names, home address)
  • Any notes on decisions about services or questions to ask

People to Contact (usually done after the arrangement meeting)

  • Clergy or Funeral Celebrant
  • Family and friends who would wish to attend
  • Florists (if flowers desired)
  • Pallbearers
  • Reception hall or restaurant (if applicable)
  • Any organizations the deceased was active in who may want to attend
  • Anyone assisting in the services

Other Considerations

  • Where do you want any memorial contributions to go?
  • What about family members unable to attend or who need help with transportation?

Follow-Up Items

  • Bring any of the items listed above that were not brought to the arrangements