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Creating a Meaningful Tribute on a Budget

At Allen Memorial Home, it’s our privilege to serve people from all faiths, cultural backgrounds, and walks of life in the Endicott and Binghamton areas. It does not matter what your needs or budget are, because we are going to help you craft a… Read More

The Top 4 Questions to Ask a Cremation Provider

While cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families in Endicott and Binghamton, it’s important to remember this: Not all cremation providers are equal. Scandals in the media have caused many to be leery of cremation, and rightfully so. On top of that, the choice to… Read More

Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If… Read More

“Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children

Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Endicott and Binghamton families have approached our team at ­­­­Allen Memorial Home over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex… Read More

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