Top 3 Misconceptions About Funeral Directors

When members of our staff here at Allen Memorial Home meet someone new and mention working at a funeral home, you can imagine there’s a range of reactions. After all, most jobs have their share of stereotypes and common misconceptions. We receive all kinds of questions from our neighbors… Read More

How To Offer Support from a Distance

Imagine this situation: Your friend just lost a loved one. You want to do everything you can to offer support, but you live halfway across the country. How can you help when you’re so far away? It’s likely that many of us may have faced this situation over the past… Read More

6 Tips for Supporting a Caregiver in Your Life

Beyond the many demands of assisting with a loved one’s healthcare, caregiving encompasses much more – especially with the additional stressors of the pandemic. Childcare responsibilities, help with schoolwork, and limited access to services have been heaped onto many – not to mention the general toll that caregiving can take… Read More

Veteran Burials – What You Need to Know

Honoring and remembering our fallen heroes who served our country is incredibly important to us at Allen Memorial Home. If there’s anything we know about Endicott families, it’s how patriotic they are! At Allen, we make honoring our veterans a priority, and we wish to help… Read More

The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services

Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Allen Memorial Home has been serving Broome and Tioga County families for more than 120 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation… Read More

How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day

Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Allen Memorial Home, we hear from families in Broome and Tioga County who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and it might… Read More

How Art and Media Help During the Grieving Process

After losing a loved one, the pain and sorrow can be overwhelming. You might feel like there are no solutions; no ways to help ease the pain you feel. Our caring staff at Allen Memorial Home In Endicott understands that coping with the death of… Read More

Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

At Allen Memorial Home, we believe every life in Broome and Tioga county represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our… Read More

How Keepsakes Can Bring Comfort After a Death

We’ve sat down with countless Broome and Tioga County families over the years here at Allen Memorial Home, as we help make funeral and burial arrangements for their loved ones who have died. During that time together, we often hear stories like these: “My mother’s… Read More

How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season

At Allen Memorial Home, we’ve been helping our neighbors in Broome and Tioga county navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a… Read More