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Planning a Funeral

When planning a funeral in Albuquerque, New Mexico, trust the licensed funeral directors at Gabaldon Mortuary to assist you through every step of the process. We understand that planning a loved one’s funeral is challenging and are committed to helping you create a beautiful, meaningful funeral. When planning a funeral, we will help you:

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    Gather Information
    Our funeral director will need to know your loved one’s full name social security number, ethnicity, religion, residence and birth and death information. You may also want to include your loved one’s education, military service, place of employment, passions and accomplishments. This allows us to make personalized funeral arrangements, as well as file appropriate paperwork, such as the death certificate.

    Specify Burial Type
    You’ll want to choose where your loved one’s will be buried, cremated, entombed or scattered. If you are planning a traditional burial, our staff can help you understand the requirements of the cemetery you choose, such as whether you will be required to purchase a burial vault or urn vault.

    Choose a Type of Service
    Funeral planning involves choosing a type of service. Many choose to have a simple graveside service, while others feel a family will be better able to grieve with a viewing, funeral service and burial. You may also choose direct burial or direct cremation. Our funeral directors will help you understand the best options for your wishes and those of your loved one, if they are known.

Preneed Funeral Insurance

You do not need to pay in advance to preplan a funeral, but most people either prepay through funeral insurance or earmark funds to be used to pay expenses after death. The advantage of funeral insurance is that prices for caskets, plots and memorabilia are set at less expensive prices than in the future.

Our Family Helping Your Family for Over 60 Years

Making funeral arrangements ahead of time gives you peace of mind that your family will not need to make any difficult decisions in the midst of grief. To learn more about funeral insurance in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contact us to reach our mortuary and funeral home any time, day or night.

To learn more about funeral planning in Albuquerque, New Mexico, contact Gabaldon Mortuary at 505-243-7861 today.