Obituaries

Kari O'Toole
B: 1967-12-06
D: 2018-10-03
View Details
O'Toole, Kari
Ann Quinn
B: 1937-04-27
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Quinn, Ann
Mitul Parikh
B: 1964-01-20
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Parikh, Mitul
Lucia Recine
B: 1929-07-22
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Recine, Lucia
Kenneth Bush
B: 1934-02-11
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
Bush, Kenneth
Peter Crusco
B: 1920-09-11
D: 2018-09-23
View Details
Crusco, Peter
Daniel Coleman
B: 1975-06-05
D: 2018-09-20
View Details
Coleman, Daniel
Milton Witchel
B: 1932-10-23
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Witchel, Milton
Rosemarie Reinhardt
B: 1940-07-28
D: 2018-09-19
View Details
Reinhardt, Rosemarie
William Carlson
B: 1926-06-11
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Carlson, William
Milton Beresford
B: 1938-10-27
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Beresford, Milton
Frederick Jacob
B: 1942-12-31
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Jacob, Frederick
Steven Graff
B: 1954-05-14
D: 2018-09-11
View Details
Graff, Steven
Charles Moran
B: 1931-11-03
D: 2018-09-10
View Details
Moran, Charles
Thomas Doty
B: 1958-08-15
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Doty, Thomas
Joseph Ciccarelli
B: 1948-04-17
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Ciccarelli, Joseph
Margaret Cuccio
B: 1932-10-14
D: 2018-09-02
View Details
Cuccio, Margaret
Lawrence Cipollone
B: 1923-08-10
D: 2018-08-31
View Details
Cipollone, Lawrence
John Moraghan
B: 1933-01-23
D: 2018-08-30
View Details
Moraghan, John
John Kent
B: 1933-09-30
D: 2018-08-29
View Details
Kent, John
Michael Sabella
B: 1923-07-27
D: 2018-08-22
View Details
Sabella, Michael

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
385 Main Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 516-249-1303
Fax:

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.