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The Many Ways to Personalize a Loved One’s Farewell

For many of the families we serve in Endicott, Binghamton, and the surrounding New York communities, a memento of a loved one can be incredibly comforting in the days and months following a death. With many memorial items to choose from at… Read More

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. Many of us who live here in the Endicott and Binghamton areas have loved ones spread across… Read More

What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

When our country is in peril, Americans – especially our neighbors in Endicott and Binghamton – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. Read More

6 Reasons to Plan Your Own Funeral

Is it strange to plan your own funeral? We don’t think so. While no one likes to dwell on the idea of their own death, there are a number of advantages to preplanning with Allen Memorial Home. Some say it’s the… Read More

How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Endicott families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and… Read More

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

For many families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services… Read More

The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top five things our caring team Allen Memorial… Read More

The Cremation with Confidence™ Guarantee: Why It Matters for You

While it’s not right for everyone, all across the country, more people than ever are selecting cremation, with cremation rates expected to reach nearly 79% by 2035. Families in Endicott and all of Broome County are no exception, with many opting for… Read More

Love Lost: Is It Ever Too Soon to Move On?

There is an old German proverb that says, “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” If that’s true, how much more so is the pain after you lose a spouse or partner? The pain is so intense, there is a confirmed phenomenon called the… Read More

Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. The families we serve in Endicott are particularly goal-oriented. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Planning relieves stress and… Read More