Forging Ahead In A World Torn Apart. Local funeral home meets the growing needs of families

If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that life carries no certainty except that one-day life will end. We can prepare or leave the responsibility to our loved ones we've left behind.

With unexpected hurdles of social distancing and additional precautions, funerals and memorial services looked very different in 2020 and continue to do so. Funeral homes have been impacted in ways that required a drastic pivot in conducting business. For Morizzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services, remaining dedicated to the families they serve and the community around them was the only option.

Ross Morizzo, a third-generation funeral director, opened Morizzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services with his dad Tony and uncle eight years ago. They are a family oriented and operated business and have created their funeral home to fit the developing needs in the industry. Their state-of-the-art designed location has allowed Morizzo to accommodate any future business requirements.

Building a lasting relationship with the families they've served, beyond their funeral, has helped Morizzo establish a solid footprint within the community. By doing this, they are a trusted resource stretching far beyond the families they serve in the immediate time of need.

Morizzo has taken on an additional role of emotional support during this time. Meeting the growing requests from families who turn to them for answers, comfort, and in most cases, just someone to talk to.

"If you call our funeral home and need something in the middle of the night, you will always speak to one of us,"said Morizzo. "You're not going to get an answering service."

Additionally, technology has played a large role recently in their service offerings, meeting families where they are due to social gathering restrictions and pulling together numerous high-tech feats so families can stay connected and feel close to their loved ones during their time of need. Morizzo believes live streaming and the virtual platform is here to stay, and they're ready to enhance this effort should the need arise.

"The pandemic has forced everyone to change how they do business," said Morizzo. "But once the world does open up more, we feel families will eventually go back to more in person services, whether it involves church services, or similar."

Advanced planning for families is also at the forefront of Morizzo's service offerings, stressing that one of the most thoughtful ways you can express your love is through making arrangements in advance.

"Having a plan in place relieves an emotional and financial burden for those you love," said Morizzo.

Proper planning for your final wishes is more than wise; it is a thoughtful decision to help families during a difficult time of loss. By planning ahead, you provide your family the peace of mind that comes with knowing you've done everything you can to ease their financial burden and make your wishes known.

The cost of funeral services rise year over year. Many people expect to cover this cost with a social security or veteran's benefit, only to find out these programs don't cover funeral expenses. With a prepaid funeral plan, you can lock in your costs at today's rates, protecting against inflation and ensuring you have the coverage you need.

Prearranging allows you to pay for your funeral over time in small, manageable payments. Morizzo offers a variety of plans to choose from, so you can select the plan and payment method that best meets your needs.

Morizzo consistently delivers positive experiences to the families they serve. They're also looking forward to the opportunities to host future educational workshops, seminars, classes and community events. They also provide additional resources to grieving families which could include personnel, classes, and information to assist and comfort a family throughout the grief process.

Morizzo values and appreciates the role they will always play for the families they serve. The experience all families go through can be emotionally challenging. But Morizzo stands ready to provide these important services.

Connectivity is essential to Morizzo's customers, families, and staff alike. Morizzo believes they have a responsibility to step up and keep their customers and communities connected no matter the circumstance.

"We treat families like they're one of ours," said Morizzo. "We're here to be of help at the most difficult time of your life and a resource after that."

About Morizzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Morizzo Funeral Home & Cremation Services has over 80 years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are dedicated to excellence in service, have the highest integrity and will go the extra mile for each family we have the privilege to serve. (847) 752-6444;

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