Oliverie Funeral Home Sheds Light on What to Do When a Loved One Dies

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Oliverie Funeral Home offers insight on making funeral plans and what initial steps to take when a loved one passes.

As a non-denominational, full-service funeral home dedicated to providing support and comfort to communities in New Jersey, Oliverie Funeral Home proudly promotes a recent article featured in The Huffington Post on what to do when a loved one passes. Geri Oliverie, the founder of the funeral home, and the compassionate staff, understand that whether expected or accidental, the death of a loved one can shake an individual to the core. The article adds, “The last thing you’ll want is to have to interrupt grieving to deal with mundane tasks, but unfortunately there are many actions that must be done on behalf of the deceased.”

The team at Oliverie Funeral Home strives to create opportunities for families and friends to say goodbye to loved ones in their communities, while also providing a peaceful and comforting place to grieve and seek support. “People do not always know how to grieve, and supporters do not always know how to support their grieving friends or family members,” said a representative of the funeral home. “People don’t talk about death until it happens, and unfortunately, it leads to a blur of confusing tasks and arrangements that family and close friends need to figure out. It’s important to determine a plan of action before a loved one is deceased, even if it is uncomfortable to reflect on what to do if a loved one passes.”

The article states that notifying the proper authorities is the first step, followed by contacting friends and family: “Reach out for help in making arrangement and locating key documents. Split up such tasks as contacting others who will want to know, providing support for a surviving spouse or children, taking care of pets, collecting mail and safeguarding the deceased’s home if it’s now vacant.”

Making funeral arrangements is an emotional process, but the funeral home recommends looking for a will or other document that spells out the deceased’s burial or cremation wishes. “We typically guide people through the paperwork process, such as placing an obituary and ordering death certificates,” said a staff member at Oliverie.

The article mentions that locating key documents and other notifications are important: “Hopefully, the deceased prepared a will that names an executor to oversee the disposition of his or her estate; otherwise, the court will have to appoint one.

In sorting through their files, also look for: a trust; insurance policies [life, home and auto]; bank, credit card, mortgage and loan accounts; safe deposit box key; contact information for lawyer, doctor, accountant or other professional advisors; and passwords to computer and other accounts.” The team at Oliverie Funeral Home adds that it is important to contact employers, social security administration, medicare, veteran’s administration, the U.S. Post Office, financial institutions and more.


Oliverie Funeral Home was established in the 1980s in order to bring comfort and support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Geri Oliverie founded the funeral home in an effort to create a serene, supportive environment. The non-denominational, full-service funeral home offers services including cremation, traditional funerals and memorials, providing grieving individuals with the opportunity to celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

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