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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

Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other. Combine distance with work or family responsibilities and financial or health issues, and getting together for… Read More

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