Who will speak for you when you’re no longer there? Moreover, do you want this responsibility to weigh upon your loved ones during a difficult time?
Pre-Planning allows you the opportunity to make these decisions beforehand, and in a clear-headed manner. Plus, your family can share in these decisions with you, and with proper planning, the financial burden can easily be mitigated over time. At Horton-Mathie we offer payment plans tailored to your situation, allowing you to lessen – or even completely fulfill – financial responsibilities prior to the necessary time. Plus, if your circumstances change, our Pre-Planning Services are completely transferable to other geographic areas.
Sometimes death occurs away from home or, although the deceased may live in our area, it may be more convenient for the services to be held in another location, perhaps more central to where loved ones live, or to where the interment or other disposition will take place. At Horton-Mathie we have the ability to both ship and receive from anywhere in the United States, as well as internationally, and are experienced with all of the necessary requirements. You can be assured of the timely and professional transport and interment of remains both nationally and internationally, and we will make all of the necessary arrangements efficiently and with great care.
At Horton-Mathie we offer a full-range of cremation options, and as always are pleased to provide any information or help you may need in deciding which course of action is best for you.
When considering cremation as an option, many people often overlook the opportunity for a funeral service or memorial ceremony. As is the case with traditional burials, these gatherings are an important step in the bereavement process, and afford not only the opportunity to honor the deceased, but also to reconnect with family and friends and receive comfort from mutual support.
Like funerals, cremations may include either private or public visitations. In addition, cremation can occur following a ceremony where the casket is present, after which a gathering or memorial service might take place. Services usually take place here at Horton-Mathie or at Washington Memorial Park in Mt. Sinai. As always, we are here to serve your needs and are happy to discuss any additional options you might have in mind.
The traditional funeral process is an important step in the grieving process for many, and at Horton-Mathie, we are committed to providing for our client’s every need during what can be a difficult time. Our Full Funeral Ceremony includes a prayer service, visitation and funeral, followed by burial or entombment. In addition, we offer funeral service followed by burial or other interment, funeral service with cremation and graveside service as well as immediate burials. Whatever your need, we are pleased to offer as resources the professional services of our Funeral Director, Staff and facilities in order to ensure that your needs are met in a professional and caring manner. Please contact us directly so that we can tailor our services to meet your needs in the best way possible.
There is something peaceful and endless about the sea, and many people choose to live their lives in a place where the water is never far away. Here on the East End, people often request that their ashes be scattered upon the sea following their passing. At Horton-Mathie we offer sea-scattering services to memorialize this often deeply felt connection and honor the wishes of the deceased and their families.
Off-Site Funeral Direction Services
As Licensed Professionals, Horton-Mathie can make funeral arrangements for individuals whose services will not take place here at our funeral home. At times it is more convenient to have the funeral process take place nearer to where the majority of family members reside, or where the burial is to take place. We can make all of the necessary arrangements, including the preparation and transport of the deceased or, if desired, can direct the entire funeral process on-site at a more conveniently located facility of your choosing. As always, we are happy to tailor the process to accommodate your needs.
Servicios En Espanol
Working with Sister Margaret Smyth of the Hispanic Apostolate of the North Fork, the Horton-Mathie Funeral Home provides a full-range of services for our Spanish-speaking clients. In addition, the home provides shipment of remains to the country of origin as needed.