Service Options

Funeral planning can be a difficult process while grieving the loss of a loved one. But having a funeral provides those who are grieving a place to receive support, come to terms with their loss, say goodbye, and honor their loved one’s life. Being surrounded by family and friends lets everyone share stories and memories and creates a lasting support system as everyone begins their grief journey.



Funeral Services

The Scarpelli Funeral Homes provide meaningful and personalized services to meet the desires of the families we serve. By creating a memorable and unique ceremony we are able to celebrate and honor a loved one’s life.

The “traditional funeral” has dramatically changed in the past few years. In years past, the “traditional funeral” was pretty much the same thing for every family. It included a wake or visitation period followed by a church service and burial in a cemetery. Yet today, there is no such thing as a “traditional funeral”. What is tradition to some, isn’t for others. Everyone’s tradition is different. People are choosing funerals that are more reflective of the deceased and fit the lifestyle of the family. Funerals now include many customs and ceremonies of different cultures and ethnicity. We have assisted families in arranging many types of services and many denominations. We also have helped families arrange funerals that are more modern. Given the diverse group of families that we serve and the options that we provide, there are many choices available when it comes to a funeral.

  • Visitation and Viewing: Established viewing times are set for the public.
  • Church Services: A religious service at your church with the remains present.
  • Funeral Home Services: A religious or contemporary ceremony can be personalized in our funeral home.
  • Graveside Service: A religious or contemporary funeral service held at the grave.

Cremation Services

Many people today are considering cremation instead of traditional burial and are unaware of the options available when choosing cremation. One of the biggest misconceptions about cremation is that you cannot have a funeral if you choose to be cremated. That is NOT true.

Direct or Immediate cremation does not include visitation, rites or ceremonies prior to the cremation. It is simply the immediate disposition of the deceased by means of cremation.

Any funeral arranged with cremation as the form of final disposition may be preceded by visitation/viewing and funeral cremation or rites. The Scarpelli Funeral Homes offer a variety of Cremation Service Options. These offerings may include a memorial service at our funeral home or another location, a visitation prior to the service with or without the body present or any other type of arrangements that suit your families needs and desires. Our licensed funeral directors will be pleased to offer you a variety of options. Our staff, working with you, will offer selections that meet your families individual wishes.

A memorial service may or may not be a religious ceremony. Many families wish to have the memorial service held at the funeral home while others prefer that the service be held at their place of worship. Our staff can help to arrange these services with you and coordinate the memorial service with the clergy.

  • Direct or Immediate Cremation: Generally no embalming or viewing with the remains transferred to the crematory for cremation.
  • Memorial Service: A personalized service with photographs and memorabilia in the funeral home, church or a location of choice. The cremated remains may or may not be present
  • Visitation before Cremation: A gathering of family and friends at the funeral home prior to cremation.
  • Full Traditional Cremation Service: Includes all aspects of a traditional funeral service with the exception of burial immediately following the service.

Payment Options

We don't want your family to feel like you must settle on arrangement options due to your financial circumstances. That’s why we have multiple online payment options to help you plan the funeral that your loved one deserves:

  • We accept payments online via all major credit cards — Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. You can use our online payment platform to conveniently and securely pay by a credit card today.
  • With eChecks, or ACH payments, you can transfer funds directly from your bank account to pay for funeral services.
  • We offer crowdfunding for funeral services, memorial funds, and other expenses. We have all the features of other major crowdfunding sites with less fees.
  • We work with multiple lenders across the U.S. to get you the most competitive lending rates. You can view the offers available to you, and it doesn’t affect your credit.
  • If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, please reach out to us. We can get a portion of your claim funded immediately instead of waiting 30-90 days for the insurance companies to pay out. We’ll also handle all the paperwork, saving you time and stress.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want more information.

Scarpelli Funeral Homes, P.A.
108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, MD
15205 McMullen Hwy, Cresaptown, MD
Phone: (301) 724-4600

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