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Free funeral planning lunches set for May, June

When planning for the inevitable, you alleviate the burden on your family and friends of making difficult funeral planning decisions on your behalf. They won’t wonder what you  wanted; they’ll know. Likewise, if you are supporting a friend or family member with their planning, you’re helping provide peace of mind for them and their families.Read more

Demystifying Reasons For Not Planning Ahead - Phaneuf

Demystifying reasons for not planning ahead

We’re a planning society. We plan weddings, we plan birthdays, we plan anniversaries, we plan for retirement. So why don’t more of us make funeral plans ahead of time? The top reasons people give for not planning ahead for a funeral make sense on the surface, but if you dig a little deeper, there areRead more

Free Lunch And Learn On Tuesday, September 21 - Phaneuf

Free Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, September 21

The last 18 months taught us that the unexpected happens. Many families were without an end-of-life plan for their loved ones during the pandemic. We’ve decided to bring back our in-person Lunch and Learn gatherings after talking with so many people who wished they made arrangements before a crisis occurred.  If you feel comfortable joiningRead more

Ask For Help When Planning A Funeral Reception - Phaneuf

Ask for help when planning a funeral reception

Funeral planning is demanding — especially if it happens after someone has passed, as time is very limited. Planning a funeral reception is one element of the bigger picture, though it’s sometimes lost in the shuffle as you and your family scramble to make big decisions and put the plan into action. Making end-of-life arrangementsRead more

Funeral Planning Made Easy With Lunch And Learn Events - Phaneuf

Funeral Planning Made Easy with Lunch and Learn Events

Planning ahead for your funeral is a final, gracious gift you can give to your family. By making your wishes known ahead of time, you are allowing loved ones to focus on their grief and celebrate your life. They are not left wondering – or possibly arguing – about what each of them thinks youRead more

Senior Couple Discussing Plans

Why Choose a Certified Funeral Pre-Planning Counselor?

The relief you will instantly feel when a funeral director says, “Your Mom made many of her funeral pre-planning arrangements a few years ago,” is significant and immeasurable . The anxiety of making all the decisions required during a time of grief can be overwhelming to your family, and utilizing a certified funeral pre-planning counselorRead more

Planning For Your Funeral Includes Planning For Your Pets

Your Funeral Planning Checklist Should Include Your Pet

Nearly 70% of U.S. households include pets—and let’s face it, those pups, kitties, turtles, birds and fluffy rodents are family members! However, not everyone considers those fur babies when working on a funeral planning checklist. You should plan for your pet’s future as if you are arranging care for a young child and consider allRead more

Digital Asset Management

Managing Your Digital Assets After Death

If you attended our recent “Kicking the Bucket List” seminar last month, it may have prompted you to start thinking about funeral pre-planning, or other aspects of end-of-life planning. Unfortunately, some people don’t start thinking about estate planning until late in the game and some people never get to it at all. Even those whoRead more

Phaneuf Hosts Award-Winning Speaker Gail Rubin, “The Doyenne Of Death≪Sup≫®≪/Sup≫,” In Entertaining And Educational End-Of-Life Planning Seminars - Phaneuf

Phaneuf Hosts Award-Winning Speaker Gail Rubin, “The Doyenne of Death®,” in Entertaining and Educational End-of-life Planning Seminars

The chapel at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Manchester was filled with local residents interested in learning more about end-of-life planning. The buzz around Phaneuf’s entertaining guest speaker, Gail Rubin, undoubtedly contributed to the size of the crowd attending the first of the two events, which drew more than 75 people on Tuesday afternoon.Read more

Senior Couple Discussing Plans

The Importance of Making Our End-of-Life Wishes Known

While it’s a topic most people don’t like talking about - no matter how old or young - having conversations about death can be beneficial to you and your family. How? Talking about and preparing for death can reduce some of the burden for our loved ones after we’ve gone. While we may not likeRead more