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Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where our professional staff at Allen Memorial Home comes in. We… 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 of our neighbors in Endicott say it’s… Read More

Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Allen Memorial Home comes in. We… 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 greatest gift of love you can give… Read More

Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Our Allen Memorial staff has 137 years of experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Endicott and Binghamton families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging… Read More

5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine

All across Endicott and Binghamton, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Allen Memorial Home, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and… Read More

How to Talk to Your Parents About Preplanning

At Allen Memorial Home, we’ve noticed in recent years that more and more people are planning their own funeral in the Endicott and Binghamton-areas. And some choose to do it rather early in life – many as soon as they retire. These people realize that not only… Read More

Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. However, one way we can express our gratitude to our loved… Read More

Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to… Read More

Creative Ways to Memorialize with Cremation

When a family in Endicott and Binghamton is considering cremation instead of traditional burial, they may wonder if their options are limited or even impersonal – but this is definitely not the case when you choose Allen Memorial Home. More people in New York and around… Read More