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Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements with a funeral director beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re chosing something that is both true to you and covers all of the necessary details. Planning ahead is a gift to your loved ones- it means that most of the logisitics have been taken care of and they can focus on their mourning process. 

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It's Simple

Fill out our form online or make an appointment to meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. You can create a plan at any stage in your life, and you always can make changes if you wish.



You Decide

Preplanning lets you create your own unique life celebration. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death. Knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires relieves some of the burdens of the many decisions your loved ones will have to make in the immediate hours and days after your death.



Relieve Your Family’s Burden

Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance and the confidence in knowing they are carrying our your wishes.



You Can Prepay

Prepayment generally means that you save money by being protected from inflation and price changes. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying also provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.



What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.



Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.



Guare & Sons, Barber & Lanier Funeral Home
Phone: (802) 223-2751
30 School Street, Montpelier, VT


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