Shoes for a Funeral: Dos and Don’ts

If you’ve never attended a funeral before or you’re involved in your first funeral planning in Philadelphia, you might be unsure what is and isn’t appropriate attire. While most people know that an all-black ensemble is traditional, many funerals today take a more relaxed approach, with shades of white, cream, and navy being seen as […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for a Funeral

If you’re in the middle of planning a funeral in Philadelphia, the last thing on your mind is probably your attire or what you’ll wear to the service. However, dressing conservatively can help you show respect to both the deceased and the surviving family members attending the service. Use these easy “dos” and “don’ts” when […]

Benefits of Cremation Over Burial

When a loved one passes, there are many choices to be made. One of the most important and instant choices that you’ll need to make is between burial and cremation. Beyond being a loved one’s choice, it also depends on what the family wants once that person is gone. Many men and women who have […]

What to Expect At Your First Funeral

If you’ve just lost a loved one for the first time, you might be feeling a swell of different emotions. You might be feeling despair at the loss of your friend or family member, stress at any financial considerations you need to make, and confusion and what to expect during the funeral service. Understanding what […]

3 Reasons to Pre-Arrange Your Funeral

No one wants to think about saying their final goodbye or make time to compare Philadelphia crematories for a loved one who is nearing the end of life. However, pre-planning a funeral or cremation can make things a little easier on both yourself and your loved ones. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

Philadelphians Come Together to Honor Air Force Veteran

Would you attend the funeral of someone who you’ve never met? That’s exactly what over 100 Philadelphians did on Monday, November 18, 2019, during the service for Air Force veteran Margaret McCann. Margaret McCann was 87 years old when she passed away. She was a pioneer, serving in the Air Force during the Korean War […]

3 Considerations for the End of Life

Preparation for the end of one’s own life can be a difficult undertaking. It’s not something we often wish to dwell on, whether it be the stress of planning and financing or the consideration of difficulty that your loved ones will face. Fortunately, there is a wealth of services available to make sure that your […]

3 Chinese Funeral Traditions You Need to Know

China is a country steeped in faith and rich traditions, and these traditions often extend to burials and funerals. If you’re attending a traditional Chinese funeral, make sure you understand these three common processions and expectations. White and Black vs. Pink Age plays a very significant role in Chinese culture, as elders are respected and […]

5 Ways to Save Money On a Funeral

According to data from the National Funeral Directors’ Association, the average funeral costs about $27,000. This can leave a serious financial burden on the family of the deceased—especially if the deceased’s estate cannot handle the expenses that a funeral brings. Here are a few strategies that you can use to lower the cost of a […]

Everything You Need to Know About Sympathy Gifts

From planning a funeral procession to researching low cost cremation services in Montgomery County, the family members of a loved one who’s passed on can feel too busy to grieve. Sending a sympathy gift is a great way to tell someone who’s lost a loved one that you care. A sympathy gift is a small […]

Carmela Callipari

Carmela Callipari, of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on June 1st, 2019, at the age of 96. Loving mother of Caroline DeCicco (Luigi) and Josephine Onorato (Antonio). Devoted grandmother of Joe DeCicco (Cara), Rocco DeCicco, Tina Nataloni (Tom), Salvatore Onorato and Marco Onorato. Also survived by her great grandchildren, Luca DeCicco, Elliana DeCicco and Antonio Onorato […]

How Do You Know When It’s Time For Hospice Care?

No one wants to consider the idea that an ill loved one won’t recover from their sickness. This causes many families to delay conversations about hospice programs in Philadelphia and the end-of-life care that their loved one truly needs. The decision to move someone you love and care about to hospice care is never an […]

What to Wear to a Funeral Service

  If you’ve lost a loved one, you probably already have a ton on your mind—from consoling loved ones to scheduling your low cost cremation in Montgomery County, you have a ton to do and think about. Planning your funeral outfit is likely to be the last thing on your mind. Luckily, today’s funeral attire […]

What Is Hospice? What You Need to Know

As a loved one moves towards the sunset of his or her life, your family care provider may recommend hospice care. Hospice programs in Philadelphia can provide a humane and comfortable option for a loved one who is suffering from a severe or debilitating illness. But what exactly is hospice care, and when is the […]

3 Tips to Help Explain the Concept of Death to a Child

The concept of death is often very difficult for young children to wrap their head around. Even after they’ve attended your loved one’s funeral or visited their crematorium in Philadelphia, many parents find that their children still request to visit grandma or another family member who has passed on. If you’ve recently lost a family […]

5 End-of-Life Legal Terms You Need to Know

When a beloved friend or family member is reaching the end of his or her life, he or she will probably require the assistance of trusted loved ones to finalize their affairs and estate. End-of-life planning can include helping a loved one draft a will, deciding where and how his or her assets will be […]

How to Buy Funeral Flowers: 3 Etiquette Points You Should Know

Sending a gift of flowers to a friend who has lost a loved one is a simple and affectionate way to say “I care, and I’m here for you.” But which flowers are best to send and when is the right time to send them? Before you choose your flowers, be sure to consider these […]

What To Consider When Planning a Cremation

At the time of losing someone you love, it is imperative that you are assured they will be handled with the utmost care. At McCafferty Funeral Home, no one is more suited to take care of your loved one than our staff of compassionate and considerate personnel. As unfortunate as funerals are, their expenses and […]

Considering Hospice Care: When is it Time to Call?

No one wants to face the possibility that a loved one may not be able to take care of his or herself in old age. Hospice care programs in Philadelphia provide older men and women with an increased level of supervision, comfort, and care during the end of life. But how can you tell when […]

Five Fascinating Funeral Traditions From Around the Globe

Here in Pennsylvania, we know exactly what to expect from a funeral procession. Solemn funerals and cheap cremations in Montgomery County are the norm. However, different cultures each have their own unique way to celebrate the end of life. Read on to learn more about five fascinating funeral traditions that vary wildly from the burials […]

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