Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors are proud and honored to serve families of all cultures and beliefs with compassion, care and dignity. We offer a wide selection of services which gives you and your family choices to create a personalized funeral to remember your loved one. By personalizing the funeral, you are celebrating a unique life lived in a warm and comforting way.
The following are some choices to personalize a funeral which creates a loving memory and tribute of your loved one. From your selection of music to showing their hobbies, interests and photographs are just some of the ways to reflect their personality. This will create an everlasting memory.
Whether you decide on a Traditional Funeral, Cremation or Burial at Sea Services, our funeral home will guide you every step of the way.
The Services We Provide Are:
Making all the necessary arrangements for transportation (removal of the deceased from the place of death) to the funeral home and transportation to the cemetery
Care and custody of the deceased which includes embalming and preparation for a Funeral and Cremation Service
Arranging the funeral with the family whether it be for a Traditional Service, Cremation or Burial at Sea Services
Obtaining the burial permit and death certificates
Placing a death notice and obituary into newspapers
Providing a guest book register and prayer cards for the family
Ordering floral tributes if requested by the family
Coordinating all the details with the church and clergy
Notifying the cemetery caretaker to prepare for the grave opening and closing
Arranging for transportation for you and your family prior to, during and after the funeral
Supervision of the Funeral and Memorial Service
Assisting with the filing for Social Security and Veterans benefits
Coordinating all the necessary arrangements if a death occurs out of state which includes transportation back to our funeral home, funeral service and burial
Arranging for the scattering of cremated remains at sea or body burial at sea
Helping families with Planning Ahead their funeral arrangements in advance
Cremation and Burial at Sea Services
If you and your family decide not to have a traditional or graveside service, we offer a few Funeral Packages which include Cremation and Burial at Sea.
Some people believe if you chose Cremation you can not have a Funeral or a Memorial Service. Actually, the opposite is true. You can have a Funeral Service followed by Cremation or Cremation followed by a Memorial Service. The only difference between the two services is that during a Memorial Service, the body is not present. Instead, usually the cremated remains are placed into an urn and are present during the Memorial Service. There are also many choices for the burial of an urn. An urn can be buried in a family burial plot, an urn garden in a cemetery, or in a mausoleum. Another option is to have the cremated remains placed into a biodegradable urn and have the Memorial Service and the scattering of the cremains done at sea. You may also choose to have music or prayers recited while the ceremony takes place. This meaningful service is conducted by New England Burials at Sea.
Why Funerals and Memorial Services are Important
Funerals and Memorial Services start the grieving process for your loved ones while they are surrounded by family and friends who give emotional support to each other.
It is a time for your family and friends to express their thoughts, memories and to celebrate your life.
Funerals and Memorial Services also provide closure for your family and friends.