Traditional Religious Funeral
Most funerals are arranged around removal of your loved one to the church in the evening for a short prayer service, and a mass or service the following day, before proceeding to the cemetery or crematorium.
Morning Funerals Only
Some families prefer to arrive at the church immediately before the morning service and proceed to the cemetery or crematorium afterwards.
A civil ceremony provides a service to families who wish to have a funeral ceremony built around the wishes of the deceased and their family rather than a religion-based traditional funeral.
Foley’s Funeral Directors will dedicate our time to the family to create a service consisting of music and/or poetry readings with special memories for the family, perhaps a hymn and/or prayer and a suitable committal.
With the family’s help, we will write a tribute to the deceased telling his/her life story and relate experiences and qualities to capture the essence and enduring spirit of the deceased. When all this is in place, we will then conduct the ceremony at a venue chosen by the family which will be followed by burial or cremation.
After the ceremony, a copy of the tribute is given to the family to keep.