Funeral Services

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Funeral Services

Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

Celebration of Life and Receptions

A funeral represents an opportunity to gather, grieve, reflect and celebrate a loved one’s life. There is no single proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

Traditionally, nearly all families choose to have some form of celebration of their loved one’s life. They may choose to have a traditional service with visitation, followed by a church or chapel service ending with a burial or cremation. They may choose to have a memorial service at church, in one of our chapels or another favorite family gathering location followed by a reception here at Duggan’s, at a favorite restaurant or cultural center.

These celebrations of life services or gatherings usually include a liturgical minister, priest or family member to lead the service. In planning, many families choose to have music and favorite songs, photo collages, programs as well as favorite mementos that reflect a loved one’s life.

How Your Funeral Director Can Serve You

When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention simultaneously. Regardless of the day or hour, Duggan's Serra Mortuary® is always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently. The funeral director's main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process. Among the services funeral directors provide are:

  • Coordinating and assisting family with funeral plans
  • Securing necessary permits and death certificates
  • Care and custody of the body
  • Coordinating service details with the clergy and or church
  • Arranging for the music you have selected
  • Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
  • Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
  • Assisting in coordinating arrangements for cemetery space, and ordering flowers 
  • Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
  • Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
  • All necessary arrangements for transportation, if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location assisting with consulate and airline requirements if needed.

For more information about our professional services, please contact us by e-mail or call at (650) 756-4500. We're here to help.


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Duggan's Serra Mortuary®
(650) 756-4500
500 Westlake Avenue, Daly City, CA 94014
CA FD# 1098


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