When planning a burial service, there are many different elements available to select from according to your preferences. At Guilford Funeral Home, we offer burial services for families in Clinton CT, Madison CT, Guilford CT, and the nearby areas:
- Immediate Burial: With an immediate burial, your loved one’s physical remains are entombed without a public service or gathering
- Visitation: Also referred to as a “wake” or “viewing”, visitation allows friends and family to commune with each other in honoring the departed who is either in an open or closed casket. This provides a chance for loved ones to say goodbye, while offering their sympathy and support.
- Funeral or Memorial Services: Funeral or memorial services can be held in a funeral home, church, or even at your home. The service is comprised of a ceremony in which the lfie of the deceased is honored, celebrated, and remembered. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one. For more information on personalization, visit our page on Celebrating Life.
- Graveside, Chapel, or Committal Services: These types of services are held at the cemetery and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.
When a family chooses burial, the funeral service is traditionally designed to involve three distinct phases: visitation, the funeral, and the burial service. These generally follow the casket from the funeral home through the final burial at a cemetery. However, this is not the only option available to families. We will assist you with understanding your options and honor your unique needs and preferences as you plan your loved one's ceremony.