Scotto Signature Services

Scotto funeral home believes strongly in attending to the personal needs and individual desires of our families. Our staff will take the time to hand tailor the service that is right for your loved one, whether held in the funeral home, church, temple, synagogue, cemetery, crematory or mausoleum.

Here are some specific services we provide:

  • Procuring the death certificate and burial or cremation permit
  • Coordinate service details with church and clergy
  • Writing and placing classified death notices in newspapers
  • Assistance in composing obituaries
  • Coordinating all the arrangements regarding burial space with cemetery
  • Coordinating floral designs for families and friends
  • Providing pallbearers
  • Providing benefits assistance in completing forms for Social Security, insurance, Veterans benefits, Pensions and Notary Public service
  • Offering complete selection of caskets, burial vaults, urns, and clothing
  • Complete selection of personalized prayer cards and acknowledgment stationery
  • Arranging for cremation services, if desired

With so many options available, planning a funeral can lead you to make some very difficult choices. The following information outlines the funeral process, in order to present these planning options more clearly. First Call: At the time of death, it is important to call the funeral home as soon as possible. We are here for you 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Once the funeral home has been notified, we can send someone to the place of death immediately, whether it be at your home, a hospital, nursing home, etc. We will then transfer the deceased back to the funeral home.

Preparation: Depending on the type of service you have, embalming may not be necessary. The process of embalming is not required by law in New York State. However, if you choose to have an open casket visitation or some type of public viewing, it is our funeral home policy that the decedent be embalmed.

Arrangements: Funeral arrangements should be made as soon as it is convenient for the family. At the arrangement conference, you will have to answer certain statistical and biographical questions regarding the deceased. It is best that you have the social security number of the deceased and any other important information needed to complete this process. This is also the time when certain merchandise is selected, such as the casket, vault, urn, prayer cards, acknowledgement cards, etc. You may bring a recent picture of the deceased, as well as his/her clothing with you. As you are making the arrangements, the funeral director will begin the process of calling the appropriate clergy, cemetery, or crematory contacts, writing the obituary, and ensuring everything is set to begin the wake or announce the service. Our directors will help you obtain, fill out and file forms for insurance, pensions, social security, union and veteran benefits etc. These matters are always handled in strict confidence. An in house notary public is provided for your convenience.

Calling Hours / Visitation: The tradition of viewing the deceased can be traced back to the beginning of time. You can choose to have visiting hours at whatever time you prefer, and however many days you would like. Many people prefer the traditional two day of 2-5 & 7-9. However, more recently, others have opted to only have one or two hours of visitation immediately before the funeral service.

The Funeral Service: Each of our funeral directors has had experience and has been educated in many different funeral traditions and customs. We can provide services to families of any faith, creed, religion, or non-religious background. You may choose to hold the funeral at your own place of worship, or you can have a service in the funeral home itself, conducted by the clergy person of your choice. Even if your loved one was not associated with any particular church, we can assist you with finding an appropriate clergyman.

Final Disposition: You may plan to have your loved one buried, cremated, entombed, or any other means of final disposition. We will arrange everything for you, from the opening of the grave to contacting a clergy person for a final commendation service.

CREMATION & MEMORIALS

In every respect, Scotto Funeral Home maintains a tradition of excellence and personal service to your families’ needs and wishes.

Cremation, as well as burial and entombment, is the final destination of the funeral. Most families choose viewing, religious services, chapel services preceding the actual cremation although direct cremation can be your option. Scotto Funeral Home provides cremation as an environmentally responsible alternative to burial.

When You Select Cremation, You Still Have Choices.

The biggest misconceptions about cremation is that there can’t be any funeral, or because the final disposition is cremation, there will be no visitation or service. Nothing could be further from the truth. With cremation, families could choose the comfort of a traditional funeral with the cremation taking place afterwards.

Basic cremation may be right in certain circumstances, but others may desire additional services. As specialists in cremation, we can assist you and your family with any arrangement, such as memorial services or traditional funerals with services in a house of worship or any appropriate facility.

Memorial services before or after cremation are arranged with or without the deceased present, the service may occur following the cremation with the cremated remains present in an appropriate urn.

SHIPPING

Out-of-town arrangements
When a death occurs outside of New York City, you can rely on us to handle all the details. We have contacts in almost every city in the United States and many cities throughout the world. We arrange all the details to transport your loved one home. We are here so that you can avoid duplication of effort, and expense.

Domestic & International Shipping
With only one phone call, we provide you with our services anywhere in the world. Scotto Funeral Home has the global ability to handle every circumstance that can arise.

From your first contact with our funeral director, details for transporting your loved one from around the corner, another state or around the world begins with us.

We have extensive international shipping experience working closely with all consulates and embassies from around the world. Our vast experience has enabled our staff to cut through the red tape and advise our families about different airline cargo options and rates. We offer a variety of options to meet every families needs. Our ability to save money on shipping expenses and our caring and concern for our families is our top priority.

MERCHANDISE

  • Caskets
  • Vaults
  • Urns

ADDITIONAL VENDORS

Flowers

Carroll Gardens Florist 373 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 855-2707

Floral Fantasy http://floralfantasyus.com/
Gloria Flower Shoppe
308 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-2475

Monuments
Amboy Monuments Incorporated
3316 Amboy Rd
Staten Island, New York 10306
(718) 351-0293

Musicians 
May we arrange for you…

Professional, sensitive musicians for the service or visitation: we’ve carefully screened and selected musicians with the experience and skills to perform music that comforts, uplifts, and inspires the living, while honoring the deceased.

For the service:  A soloist or any combination of organist, pianist, inspiring vocalists, majestic trumpet, gentle flute, soaring violin, cello, or angelic harp.

For the visitation: A string quartet or flute & harp duo.

Listen to these options here:
http://funeralmusic.jimlake.com

Religious Items 
For your convenience Scotto funeral carries a full line of Religious goods suitable to memorialize. Among our featured items are catholic Purgatorial or Mass cards, Religious Vestments, Chalices, large Family Bibles and pix which are used to carry communion to the homebound. We also take all major credit cards for your shopping ease.

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