What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams &  Edmunds Funeral Homes are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams &  Edmunds Funeral Homes by calling (800)-625-6105 or any of our locations. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)
    • Will embalming will be a part of the your service choice?

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)

 

New Hartford
13 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
315 724 6105
Whitesboro
40 Main Street
Whitesboro, NY 13492
315 736 2419
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1123 Court Street
Utica, NY 13502
315 732 1163
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365 West Main Street
West Winfield, NY 13491
315 822 3111
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7944 Steuben Street
Holland Patent, NY 13354
315 865 5411
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128 Fern Avenue
Old Forge, NY 13420
315 369 3014

 

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