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What Do I Do If My Loved One Passes Away While Traveling?

The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the diverse area of Monaca, Beaver County, and northwest Pittsburgh, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. People are […]

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Can I Wear Color to a Funeral? And Other Funeral Etiquette Questions

At Simpson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we have heard many questions from Monaca, Beaver County, and other northwest Pittsburgh communities about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral […]

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How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

For many Monaca and Beaver County families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services cost more than they […]

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Creating Meaningful Receptions

Receptions are an important part of the healing process. They allow Monaca and Beaver County families to come together and support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, laugh about the good times with their loved one, and appreciate the moments they shared with them. At a funeral or memorial service, the reception should be a […]

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Q&A – What Are My Options for Burial?

One of the most important decisions Monaca families make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone they love, or for themselves when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place. There are many preferences, cultural elements, and religious requirements that can go into such a decision, and the team at Simpson Funeral & […]

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The Many Options That Come with Cremation

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Simpson […]

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The Difference Family Ownership Makes

When the time comes that someone you love dies, you want to be certain the funeral home you choose cares enough about you to do all it takes to understand what is important to your family. Some funeral service providers here in Monaca, Freedom, Rochester, and surrounding Beaver County communities are owned by large corporations […]

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Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be confusion about the way you […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Monaca, Rochester, Freedom, and Aliquippa – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We wear our colors and […]

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Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Many Beaver County families plan because it relieves stress and answers many questions ahead of time. One thing people do […]

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Blog Archives

What Do I Do If My Loved One Passes Away While Traveling?

The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the diverse area of Monaca, Beaver County, and northwest Pittsburgh, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and spending longer periods of time away from home. People are […]

Read More

Can I Wear Color to a Funeral? And Other Funeral Etiquette Questions

At Simpson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we have heard many questions from Monaca, Beaver County, and other northwest Pittsburgh communities about what is appropriate to wear and say at a funeral. Everyone is different, and each person’s life can be celebrated in a unique manner. It’s a big reason why we provide personalized funeral […]

Read More

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

For many Monaca and Beaver County families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services cost more than they […]

Read More

Creating Meaningful Receptions

Receptions are an important part of the healing process. They allow Monaca and Beaver County families to come together and support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, laugh about the good times with their loved one, and appreciate the moments they shared with them. At a funeral or memorial service, the reception should be a […]

Read More

Q&A – What Are My Options for Burial?

One of the most important decisions Monaca families make when it comes time to plan a funeral for someone they love, or for themselves when preplanning, is choosing a final resting place. There are many preferences, cultural elements, and religious requirements that can go into such a decision, and the team at Simpson Funeral & […]

Read More

The Many Options That Come with Cremation

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as meaningful as it might be with traditional burial. When you choose Simpson […]

Read More

The Difference Family Ownership Makes

When the time comes that someone you love dies, you want to be certain the funeral home you choose cares enough about you to do all it takes to understand what is important to your family. Some funeral service providers here in Monaca, Freedom, Rochester, and surrounding Beaver County communities are owned by large corporations […]

Read More

Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If for any reason, there could be confusion about the way you […]

Read More

What Does It Mean to Be Patriotic?

When our country is in peril, Americans – and especially those from Monaca, Rochester, Freedom, and Aliquippa – are quick to rally to her aid. When we’ve been attacked, our men and women fight with uncommon valor. During times of crisis, our patriotic emotions are there for all to see. We wear our colors and […]

Read More

Top Three Myths About Preplanning

In life, we are almost always planning ahead for our future. Planning toward a personal goal or planning for the next phase of life. We set a plan so we can know where we’re headed. Many Beaver County families plan because it relieves stress and answers many questions ahead of time. One thing people do […]

Read More