May 6, 2021 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve
The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation is here to provide resources to those families who had the difficulty experiencing their loved one passing attributing to COVID-19. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Funeral Assistance Program through FEMA began accepting applications on April 12, 2021. This financial assistance program are for those who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. Click HERE for additional information and materials.
Losing someone you love is always an emotionally wrenching experience—and thinking about the financial ramifications can be similarly difficult. What matters the most is honoring the wishes of your loved one while also providing a meaningful way for you and your family members to grieve. To help make this possible, we accept a wide range of payment options.
Some of the payment methods we accept include:
Cash, Check, Money Order, or Cashier’s Check
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express)
Insurance Policy with the beneficiary’s consent. The policy can be used as payment for the funeral expenses. Insurance assignment is acceptable if the following criteria is met:
The policy is verified by us, and all documentation is signed preceding the funeral.
The policy is assignable and payable directly to the funeral home.
The policy must be non-contestable (if in the contestable period the policy will not be accepted as a form of payment).
Pre-Arranged and Pre-Paid Funerals
In some cases, the deceased’s estate must pay for funeral expenses, and in these instances we request that a family member take the financial obligation for funeral expenses and then file for reimbursement with the estate.
As a final note, it is our policy to provide funeral services to all those within our community, and we do not wish for anyone to be limited by finances; if financial hardship is an issue, we ask that you contact us to speak more about the options that we can provide.
Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation | 220 North Main St | East Longmeadow,
MA01028 | Tel: 413-525-2800 | Fax: | | Directions
Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation | 985 Main Street | Agawam,
MA01001 | Tel: 413-786-2600 | Fax: | | Directions