Funeral Burial Insurance 

Funeral or Burial insurance is much like Life insurance with the a few exceptions. In most cases the payouts range from as little as 1,000 or up to 25,000. Funeral/Burial insurance is separate from your life insurance and is usually a reserved amount of money dedicated to paying for ones costs after death. You might pay for the funeral, and any leftover debts including credit cards, student loans, car payments or other such payments that are due by the deceased. Unfortunately when someone passes away, their debts do not disappear, that is what Funeral/Burial insurance is great for.

Stolfo's Pallbearer

In a traditional service where the body will be transported from the funeral home to a religious building or to a cemetery or both, pallbearers are the family members or funeral directors who carry the casket into and out of the Hearse and into and out of the buildings.  In families where there are no family members who are strong enough or in good health to carry the casket the funeral home can often request that the funeral directors take their place and assist in transporting the casket.

Direct Burial

A means of handling the deceased persons remains where there is no embalming, no service of any kind before the burial.  The body is collected from the coroner or hospital and immediately placed in a casket of the families choosing (usually a plain pine box) and buried.  The family may choose to have a grave side service after the burial is completed but are not generally allowed to view the actual burial of the body in this case.

Direct Cremation

A means of handling the deceased person’s remains where there is no embalming, no service of any kind before the cremation.  To body simply travels from the coroner’s office or hospital straight to the crematorium.  After the cremation the family can choose to have a service or a memorial at any time with the ashes present.

Traditional Service

In North America a Traditional Funeral is defined as a three part funeral where there is a Viewing or Visitation followed by a Funeral, which is the church or religious aspect of the funeral, and finally a grave side service, where the family members meet at the final resting place of the body whether that be a grave, a niche wall, or another location.

Funeral Viewing

The portion of the funeral service in which visitors arrive at the funeral home to visit with the deceased.  During a visitation the deceased is in a casket with the head portion open so that people in the room can clearly see the individual.  This is not always a pleasant experience for some.  Most funeral homes will provide a second room to the guests so that those with small children or those who are simply uncomfortable viewing the body are not forced to spend their time in the room with the open casket.

  • by Christine S.

    Paul Stolfo made a very difficult time as smooth and easy as possible. It was our first time planning a funeral and Paul made a difficult time stress free. They are absolute professionals and I would highly recommend them.

  • by Stephanie M.

    My mother, a vibrant beautiful woman, had been ravaged physically and mentally by end stage Alzheimer’s Disease. I knew if I wanted to do her life and image justice I had to bring her back home to South Philly and Stolfo’s Funeral Home. I cannot express how much gratitude and appreciation I have to Paulie and his wife Theresa, former neighbors and forever friends – the salt of the earth. Not only did they support me and cater to my every request during this difficult time, they brought my mother back to her living image 25 years prior. My mom looked magnificent, absolutely beautiful!

  • by Jennifer L.

    My family has used Stolfo Funeral Home to pay respects to our loved ones two times in the last year. Paul Stolfo, Funeral Director is genuinely caring, extremely courteous, and professional. He went beyond his call of duty and out of his way to help my entire family feel at ease and well cared for in obviously unpleasant circumstances.