If a member of our care team here in Tioga and Broome county asked you what you envision for your own funeral, what would you say?

Would it look like other services you have attended, perhaps held in a place of worship or a funeral home? Would you want a formal gathering, solemn in nature, with guests dressed in black? Or would you prefer a more celebratory tone, featuring your favorite music and a reception held afterward that includes your favorite foods and drinks?

At Allen Memorial Home , we specialize in helping families say goodbye their way. This could involve a visitation, church service, and reception, or something entirely different. No matter your preferences, we can make it happen. Consider these alternatives to a traditional funeral.

Hold a memorial service led by a certified celebrant. While we enjoy serving many people of faith, some of our families either do not attend a place of worship regularly, or for whatever reason, do not want to have a religious funeral service. Our celebrants are trained to create the most meaningful farewells through incorporating unique aspects that define who your loved one was. They are the perfect alternative for those who do not have a member of the clergy to perform their service.

These resources give our celebrants the tools they need to become experts at creating a personalized tribute that truly tells either your loved one’s story, or your own, if you choose to preplan.

Our experienced team at Allen Memorial Home  can help you plan a burial or cremation  for yourself or someone you love.

We can host an event at our facility or coordinate a reception at a special location. Whether you want a full meal or specialized bar service, indoors or outdoors, catered or homemade, our professional event planners can create a one-of-a-kind event celebrating your loved one.

Whatever your final wishes, our staff will be sure to help you arrange a personalized, affordable service. That’s what we’re here for, serving Tioga and Broome county families any way we can. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more.