Your Jennings Undertaker will make all of the funeral arrangements on your behalf, acting upon your wishes and taking their direction from you.
Your undertaker will liaise with the hospital or doctor, the Church, cemetery (or crematorium if chosen), newspaper to place an obituary and any other arrangements you wish.
It’s a difficult time when a loved one dies, even if the death was anticipated, so by making your Funeral Director the first port of call you can save yourself a lot of time and confusion.
Frequently Asked Questions on Funeral Arrangements
Do I need the Death Certificate for a Funeral?
No. As long as the burial is taking place within the State, you can get the Death Certificate afterwards. Please see details on Death Certificate.
Can we Delay the Funeral for a few days?
Many families request a delay in order to give loved ones living abroad enough time to come home for a funeral. It is possible to delay the funeral for a certain length of time as modern embalming techniques afford us this option.
What is a Post Mortem?
A post-mortem, or autopsy, happens when the cause of death is not clear, or the exact cause must be ascertained.
In cases where death was sudden or unexpected, or if the deceased was not attending a Doctor, it will be necessary to perform a post-mortem.
A post-mortem that has been ordered by a Coroner must be performed, as that usually means no doctor was willing to issue a ‘Cause of Death’ certificate, making it impossible to obtain a Death Certificate thereafter.
If the deceased had been in hospital and the Hospital authorities’ request your permission to perform a post-mortem, you are entitled to decline as long as there is a doctor willing to issue a cause of death cert.
Obituaries and Death Notices
Your Jennings undertaker can assist you with this, or the family may wish to place a death notice in the newspaper. Please see the section on Death Notices.
Jennings has a fleet of Mercedes funeral limousines, designed for maximum comfort of the family members.
Each vehicle will accommodate 7 people; if some of the party are children that number may increase. Please see more on Limousines.
Fees to Church, Priest, Cemetery etc.
Most people find it less stressful to leave the collation and detailed of all payments to the Undertaker, who can gather all the information for you and go through it with you before the funeral, or present you with an itemised bill at a later stage.