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Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

At Allen Memorial Home one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the Endicott and Binghamton families we serve, knowing how much a… Read More

Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick… Read More

What Should I Send? And Other Funeral Etiquette Tips

When someone dies, it is often difficult to know how to show your support to the loved one’s family. Of course, you know they are probably feeling sad, shocked, overwhelmed, angry – or any combination of these emotions. What might help you when you are feeling that way may not… Read More

Honoring a Loved One with a Charitable Donation During the Holidays

One of the things many people face when grieving the loss of a loved one is the fear of forgetting him or her and what they meant to you. At Allen Memorial Home, our team is committed to helping our neighbors in Endicott and Binghamton honor… Read More

I’m Not Sure Cremation is Right for Me. How Do I Decide?

In many Endicott and Binghamton families, traditions are passed down from generation to generation. This is particularly the case when it comes to rites of passage. Think about how your family celebrates holidays, birthdays, graduations, and weddings. Chances are, there are certain foods you make, certain types of gifts… Read More

Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?

Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time… Read More

Our Website, Your Online Home

In many ways, a website is a modern-day storefront, offering visitors a first impression about what they do and who they are. This is certainly the case here at Allen Memorial Home, as our website tells our family’s story and the history of the funeral home, provides… Read More

How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral

If there is one thing we have learned here at Allen Memorial Home, it is the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy someone who is desperately missing a loved one, something happens when he or she begins to make… Read More

Q&A – What Are My Options for Final Disposition

One of the most important decisions you will make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone you love, or for yourself when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place – or final disposition option. There are many preferences,… Read More

Ideas for Reconnecting with Life After a Loss

It’s quite usual – and normal – for people who have suffered a loss to go into a kind of isolation. It’s common to feel tremendous sorrow and dislocation even long after the funeral service is over. The normal routines of life have been cruelly interrupted. At… Read More