A Long-Standing Family Firm to Support Funeral and Cremation in Greece, NY

Planning a funeral is not easy. It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do in your life, and it can be incredibly stressful. Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services has been offering a full range of services to help families, including cremation and burial options, pre-planning arrangements and more since 1935 in Greece, NY. We also have a caring staff on hand to answer any questions or concerns that you might have during this challenging time.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best care when you are at the end of your life. We will be here for you anytime you need us, day or night, to help.

Are you experiencing a loss or death? If so, don't hesitate to call us. For immediate assistance today (and every day), dial (585) 225-0248 and we'll be there as soon as possible!

Greece, NY Funeral Home And CremationsFor more than 85 years, Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services has been providing death care services to families in their greatest times of distress. With this history of service and professionalism, we are committed to easing the burdens of our client families in any way we possibly can. For any of your needs related to funeral and cremation in Greece, NY, we are prepared and qualified to help.

As a full-service funerary provider, we have a keen understanding of many styles of final arrangements that you may wish to choose from and implement. We also can assist you in making plans for your own future needs. It is helpful to our clients to work with a full-service funeral home because no matter which services you decide on, the deceased will remain in our care and keeping throughout the process. This can provide some measure of comfort and peace.

Making Plans for Funeral and Cremation in Greece, NY

There is certainly not a one size fits all approach when it comes to laying the departed to rest. Each family and circumstance will have different requirements--even unique needs sometimes. We want you to know that we see you and want to make this difficult time just a little less stressful for you. Here are a few things to learn more about.

When a Death Occurs at Home: This is a heart-wrenching moment in time, even if it was expected. Making the simplest of decisions may be taxing for the next of kin. If the person has been receiving hospice care, the first phone call is usually with the hospice providers. If not, the police should be notified immediately. The applicable agency will come as soon as possible and coordinate with the coroner or medical examiner at that time to have the body legally removed. Only after these steps are taken will a funeral home be able to help in the death care process.

Services for Burial Needs: Most often, when casketed burial is planned, there is a funeral service shortly before the burial. There may or may not be a funeral wake (viewing) for this individual as well. If a public viewing is to occur, embalming will usually be necessary. Cremated remains could also be buried or entombed if that is in keeping with the wishes of the deceased or their closest living relatives. There are burial options in several types of cemeteries and could include above-ground or below-ground solutions.

Cremation: A cremation is one process that may be chosen to care for the deceased's body. In cremation, the human form is reduced to a few pounds of ashen material through a heat-induced flame. The remaining particles are returned to the closest living relative for final disposition to take place. The ashes could be kept at home in some type of displayable urn, buried at a cemetery, or scattered in nature. Services for funeral and cremation in Greece, NY, may be held for the same individual if that is wanted.

Preparing Eulogies and Obituaries: Though this can feel like a weighty task, it can also be a cathartic experience. A eulogy is a speech or written piece that offers praise and commendation of the person who has just died. Often this is delivered at the honoring event. An obituary is a published notice of a death. It may be in a digital or a newsprint format. It usually includes a brief biography of the deceased. Preparing these portions may start with gathering information, organizing your ideas, and putting them into writing.

Matters of Etiquette Surrounding Final Services: It never hurts to brush up on your manners for a special life event like a funeral. A few dos and don’ts that can help you navigate this delicate situation include things like:

  • Express your heartfelt condolences.
  • Take time to sign the guest register.
  • Keep in touch in the coming weeks and months.
  • Wear something nice but not overdone-- like something you might select for a job interview or a wedding you are attending.
  • Leave your cell phone at home (or at the very least, turn it off and put it away during the events).
  • Make conversation with others who are in mourning and reminisce about the fun memories and better times you’ve had with the deceased as it seems appropriate.
  • Even young children who had a closeness with the deceased can benefit from attending a funerary service. Remember to keep children close to you and carry them out if they become distracting during the ceremonies.

Connect With Us

If you are in the position of needing to make plans for services surrounding a funeral and cremation in Greece, NY, please connect with us at Farrell-Ryan Funeral & Cremation Services. We are available for immediate needs at any time of night or day by calling (585) 225-0248. Come and see us at 777 Long Pond Rd, Rochester, NY 14612.

Funeral Home & Cremations FAQs

What steps do you follow when someone dies?

  • Obtain a valid death certificate.
  • Inform your friends and relatives.
  • Find out if there are any existing funeral or burial plans.
  • Make plans for a funeral, burial, or cremation.
  • Protect the property.
  • Take care of your pets.
  • Mail should be forwarded.
  • Notify the employer of your family member.
  • Learn more about when death occurs.

What is the purpose of a burial ceremony?

  • The burial ceremony, rich in history and symbolism, helps us acknowledge the fact of death, bears witness to the deceased's life, fosters the expression of grief in a way compatible with cultural norms, provides support to mourners, and allows for the acceptance of religion and beliefs.

Do you wear clothes when you are cremated?

  • You can have your loved one's body cremated with or without their clothing. If the person had a traditional funeral, it is likely that they will be burned in whatever outfit they were wearing while alive at time of death-- unless you request otherwise! Learn more about cremation.