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February 18, 2019
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The Best Funeral Services in Suffolk County NY Are the Ones Verified As Safe To Spend With

Funeral services in Suffolk County NY bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the funeral homes that have exceeded the minimum New York regulatory standard. They are the ones proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for professionalism and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the client, and for whom our staff has called previous clients to verify high satisfaction with them for funeral services in Suffolk County NY, including cemeteries, cremation services, memorial services, funeral homes, interment, mortuaries, pre-need funeral planning, and more.

 
 

The TOP 10 Funeral Homes and Funeral Services in Suffolk County NY

Long Island Cremation Co Inc

(631) 293-6664
91 Eads St
West Babylon, NY 11704

Areas Served: West Babylon NY, Suffolk County New York, West Islip NY,…
Services: funeral directors for memorial services, cremation, pre-need funeral arrangements

MA Connell Funeral Home Inc

(631) 427-1123
934 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Areas Served: Brentwood NY, Suffolk County NY, Lindenhurst NY, Deer Park NY,…
Services: funeral home for funerals incl. pre-need services, caskets, cemetary plots

Mangano Funeral Home Inc

(631) 586-3600
1701 Deer Park Ave
Deer Park, NY 11729

Areas Served: East Hampton NY, Brentwood NY, Holbrook NY, West Babylon NY,…
Services: funeral home for funeral services, cremation, memorial services

Horton-Mathie Funeral Home

(631) 477-0054
735 1st St
Greenport, NY 11944

Areas Served: Brentwood NY, Ronkonkoma NY, East Patchogue NY, Deer Park NY,…
Services: local funeral home & funeral directors for services incl. cremation,…

Brueggemann Funeral Home Inc

(631) 368-1235
522 Larkfield Rd
East Northport, NY 11731

Areas Served: Suffolk County NY, Brentwood NY, West Babylon NY, Coram NY,…
Services: funeral directors for funeral services, funeral pre-need

Michael J Grant Funeral Home

(631) 273-4443
571 Suffolk Ave
Brentwood, NY 11717

Areas Served: Selden NY, Medford NY, Commack NY, West Babylon NY, Mastic…
Services: local funeral services, pre-need funeral sales incl. headstones, caskets, plots

D’Andrea Bros Funeral Home

(631) 691-5700
99 Oak St
Copiague, NY 11726

Areas Served: Suffolk County, Holtsville NY, Brentwood NY, Copiague NY, Shirley NY,…
Services: funeral home, memorial services

Chapey & Sons Funeral Home Inc

(631) 581-5600
200 E Main St
East Islip, NY 11730

Areas Served: Southold NY, Lindenhurst NY, Coram NY, Riverhead NY, Brentwood NY,…
Services: funeral services incl. memorials, cremation, funeral planners

Claude Boyd Spencer Funeral Home

(631) 669-2400
448 W Main St
Babylon, NY 11702

Areas Served: Suffolk County NY, West Babylon NY, Brentwood NY, Commack NY,…
Services: funeral providers & funeral pre-need sales incl caskets, headstones, cemetary…

The Best Funeral Services in Suffolk County NY Are the Ones Verified As Safe To Spend With

The state of New York requires that funeral services be licensed by the New York State Board of Mortuary Science, which requires a set minimum of education, a two year internship, and passing two exams.

But the state license for funeral homes and cremation services is no guarantee that any particular funeral service in Suffolk County NY is doing business ethically, providing real value, or satisfying clients.

This makes it all the more significant that all funeral homes and other funeral services in Suffolk County NY that bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state license, liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.

Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY Perform a Variety of Services
There is much to consider when choosing between funeral homes in Suffolk County NY including for funeral services, memorial services, interment, and cremation in Suffolk County NY Depending on how large or small of a service you are seeking, the choices and prices can vary widely. Planning a funeral or memorial service requires coordinating myriad services, filling out paperwork, contacting friends and family, scheduling, gathering of relevant and necessary documents and more, all while in the process of grieving.

To avoid having to make difficult decisions during a time of great stress and emotion, many are now pre-planning memorial services. Some funeral homes in Suffolk County NY offer discounts or locked-in prices for making and paying for funeral arrangements ahead of time. Should you choose this, it's a good idea to review your decisions every few years and revise them accordingly.

Rules for Funerals in Suffolk County NY
While most funeral directors and/or funeral providers have the best interests of their clients in mind, others inflate prices or push unwanted services on their clients during their time of need. There is a federal law, known as the funeral rule, that helps prevent this. Among other things, the funeral rule states that:

• You have the right to choose the funeral goods and services you want (with some exceptions).

• Funeral providers in Suffolk County must state this in writing on the general price list.

• If state or local law requires you to buy any particular item, funeral homes must disclose this on the price list, with a reference to the specific law.

• Federal law requires funeral establishments to quote prices over the phone and to give you a General Price List (GPL) and a Casket Price List (CPL) when you ask in person about arrangements and prices.

• Funeral establishments are legally required to give you an itemized statement of your choices in funeral arrangement, including estimates for costs that are unknown at the time. The statement must also show charges for outside vendors arranged by the funeral provider such as music, flowers, newspaper notices, fees to clergy, etc

• Funeral providers may not refuse to handle a casket you built or bought elsewhere or charge fees to do so.

• The law does not require the purchase of a casket before cremation. Funeral providers that offer cremations must make a combustible cremation container available.

• Funeral providers may not provide embalming services without permission.

• Funeral providers may not falsely state that embalming is required by law.

• Funeral providers must disclose in writing that embalming is not required by law, except in certain, special cases.

• Funeral homes in Suffolk County may not charge a fee for unauthorized embalming unless embalming is required by state law.

• Funeral providers must disclose in writing that you usually have the right to choose a disposition, such as direct cremation or immediate burial, that does not require embalming if you do not want this service.

• Funeral homes in Suffolk County must disclose in writing that some funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing, may make embalming a practical necessity and, if so, a required purchase.

• Funeral providers in Suffolk County must not tell you that state or local law requires a casket for direct cremations, because none do.

• Funeral homes must disclose in writing your right to buy an unfinished wood box or an alternative container for a direct cremation.

• Retail casket sellers are not allowed to arrange funerals or cremations or perform any other functions requiring a license as a funeral establishment.

• State or local law does not require you to buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the grave will not sink in. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.

Some Funeral Services in Suffolk County NY Are Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these funeral homes in Suffolk County NY: . Other funeral homes and funeral providers in Suffolk County NY that might still be in business include: .

 

Ask These Questions of Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY

Ask these questions of cremation services or funeral homes in Suffolk County NY regarding their range of services, prices, and procedures.

Know What You're Looking for from Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY
Hopefully, when you find yourself needing the services of a funeral home, you will have some idea of what you are looking for. Do you want the funeral home to handle paperwork and other arrangements? Do you want an expensive casket or something budget-concious? Do you want burial or cremations? Some funeral homes specialize in different aspects of funeral services. Some offer alternative choices such as scattering the remains in unique places or ways. Some offer "green" funerals in which the remains are not embalmed and are buried in caskets that biodegrade quickly. 

Use the list of questions below to help narrow your search.

• How long have the funeral directors been in the funeral home / undertaking business?

• What are the funeral homes' fees, broken down by individual services?

• Can the funeral homes provide forms for a newspaper obituary?

• Can the funeral homes provide a viewing without embalming?

• Do the funeral homes provide funeral services such as flowers, clergy, music, catering, etc.?

• What are your options at the funeral homes regarding cremation, burial and final disposition?

• If the body is donated to science, will the funeral homes still provide funeral services?

• Who does the embalming at the mortuary?

• How long after death is embalming necessary and can the funeral homes guarantee they'll be available?

• Is an obituary in the newspaper required?

• What are your options regarding time of service at each of the funeral homes and mortuaries?

• Do the funeral directors have suggestions for personalizing the funeral services?

• Can the funeral homes help with social security or veteran's death benefits?

• Will the funeral homes allow you to maike payment installments to pay for the funeral services?

 
It's very important that you work with a funeral home that you feel you can trust and makes you feel comfortable. Consider your first impression, beginning with the first phone call. Was your initial impression that you were dealing with competent professionals?  Did you feel respected and accommodated?   If you were offered a consultation, did you feel at-ease with the funeral director/provider?  Were you able to speak freely with him or her?

First Impression of Funeral Homes
Good funeral providers will listen carefully to what you're saying and will ask relevant questions. If the employees at the funeral homes seem to only want to get you in the door, or try to make you sign an agreement without hearing something about your needs, choose someone else. You are not obligated to hire the first funeral providers you talk to.

When you've selected what seems to be the most suitable funeral homes for you, make sure they are properly licensed by the New York Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers (All funeral services in Suffolk County NY bearing the Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol have already had their state license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

Resources About Funerals in Suffolk County NY

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations For Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY

BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
Funeral Consumers Alliance www.funerals.org
CANA Cremation Association of North America www.cremationassociation.org
Cremation Society of New Jersey www.cremationnj.com
ICCFA International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association www.iccfa.org
NFDA National Funeral Directors Association www.nfda.org/resources
NJCA New Jersey Cemetery Association www.njcaonline.org
New Jersey Cemetery Board Laws www.njpublicsafety.com/ca/laws/cemlaws.pdf
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association www.nfdma.com
New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association www.njsfda.org
New Jersey Board of Mortuary Science www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/mor/Pages/default.aspx
Federal Trade Commission Facts for Consumers www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/services/funeral.shtm

 

Magazines & Publications Relevant to Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Magazine www.iccfa.com/publications/iccfa-magazine/iccfa-magazine
Funeral Business Advisor www.funeralbusinessadvisor.com
American Funeral Director www.americanfuneraldirector.com
Official Publication of the National Funeral Directors Association nfda.org/nfda-publications/the-director.html
Mortuary Management www.mortuarymanagement.com
Funeral Business Advisor www.funeralbusinessadvisor.com
Funeral Home & Cemetery Directory www.nomispublications.com
Cremationist Magazine www.cremationassociation.org/?page=CremationistMagazine
American Cemetery & Cremation Magazine www.mortuarymall.com/American-Cemetery-Magazine-p/ns-kb-ac.htm

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Funeral Homes in Suffolk County NY within the following zip codes:

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Funeral Services in Suffolk County NY within the following cities:

Bay Shore, Brentwood, Centereach, Central Islip, Commack, Copiague, Coram, Deer Park, Dix Hills, East Islip, East Northport, East Patchogue, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Huntington, Huntington Station, Islip, Kings Park, Lake Ronkonkoma, Lindenhurst, Mastic, Medford, Melville, North Amityville, North Babylon, North Bay Shore, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Selden, Setauket-East Setauket, Shirley, Smithtown, West Babylon, West Islip, East Hampton, Riverhead and Southold