Choosing the Right Funeral Home

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Thursday, June 1, 2023

When a loved one passes, or when pre-planning your funeral, it is important to choose a funeral home that you are comfortable with. Planning a funeral can seem daunting, especially when you are dealing with the loss of a loved one. But choosing the right funeral can make the whole process easier for you during this difficult time. Below, we will discuss different aspects to consider when choosing a funeral home.

Supportive Staff

When dealing with sudden loss, and the grief that follows, going to a funeral home can be upsetting. Having to make decisions can be hard while you are burdened with grief. Because of this, you need to go to a funeral home with supportive and compassionate staff. Your funeral director should be experienced in dealing with grieving families, and help them make the best decisions for their loved one.
There is also a lot of paperwork and arrangements to be handled after a loved one’s passing. This paperwork may involve sensitive information, fine details, and more. A dedicated, experienced, and trustworthy funeral staff can help you navigate this complicated process, making it easier for your family. 

Personalization Options

Funeral homes often offer a range of customization options to personalize your loved one’s service. Generally, it would help if you looked for a funeral home that helps you create a personalized service for the deceased. Floral arrangements, tribute videos, caskets, and more can all provide more avenues for customizations. 

Location and Parking

Often, family and friends will be traveling for the funeral service. Whether from a state away, or another part of your town, location is important. Easy access to major roads, highways, and even public transportation can be helpful. Ample parking can also be important for your loved one’s funeral service. 

Room Sizes

If you expect a lot of family, friends, co-workers, and more to come to the funeral, you should pick a funeral home that can support the size of the funeral you expect. This can be especially vital for those who work in the line of duty. Police, firefighters, and other service members’ funerals can often draw big crowds of their fellow workers in for support. Having the room size to support such funerals is important. 


Depending on the needs of your family, and the wishes of your loved one, prices for funerals can vary. A quality funeral home will be transparent about pricing and help you create a funeral plan that works with your family’s budget without sacrificing service. 


The reputation of the funeral home can make a big difference in the service they offer. You should choose a funeral home with a good reputation for quality service. The staff should treat the deceased and their families with dignity and respect. And, the funeral home should have a good reputation when it comes to cleanliness. Consider your options, read reviews online, or visit a funeral home. Be sure to think about some of the funeral services you may have attended there. Choosing a funeral home with a good reputation for care and quality services can provide peace of mind during these troubling times. 

For over 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve you, every step of the way.

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