d/b/a Dillon & Edward F. Day Funeral Home

124 Chestnut St. Holyoke, MA 01040 | Tel : 1-413-532-0691  


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  -  Owner & Licensed Director ~ Donald A. Shewchuk -


What is a Pre-Arrangement?

  • A Pre-Arrangement is planning the details of a funeral ceremony & disposition ahead of time

Why Pre-Arrange my funeral?

  • All details are taken care of ahead of time
  • Arrangement represent personal beliefs
  • Survivors are spared additional confusion and anxiety
  • No financial burden on survivors
  • To become acquainted with your funeral director

Who do I Pre-Arrange with?

  • A licensed funeral service professional


Things to consider when choosing a funeral director?

  • Consider the funeral director's experience, reputation and ability to provide the type of service you desire
  • Consider quality of his or her establishment
  • Consider choosing a funeral director that has traditionally served your family for several generations

Value of Ceremony

  • Provides an opportunity to come together to offer support to immediate family and others
  • Testimony to a life that was lived and the continuing impact they had on us
  • Helps one face the reality of death
  • Encourages bereaved to express feelings
  • Way of saying, "Goodbye"
  • Rite of passage
  • Helps one begin to let go

Disposition Alternatives

  • Earth Burial in a single grave or within a family lot
  • Entombment in a mausoleum or crypt
  • Cremation
  • Anatomical Gift


Answers to some frequently asked questions

Pre-payment is only required if you wish to guarantee the funeral costs. Payments may be made over a period of time but will not be guaranteed until they are paid in full.

Pre-paid funeral monies are held in a funeral trust  or in other investment vehicles, such as, insurance policies or annuities.

Should the funeral home close, your funds, which are held separately, may be transferred to another funeral home of your choice or if allowable returned to you with interest.

Yes, updates and changes may be made to your arrangements at any time.

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