Planning Ahead

Planning your funeral arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Benefits of Pre-arrangement

Emotional Benefits

  • More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.
  • A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.
  • Fewer Family Concerns – Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.

Financial Benefits

  • The Prepayment Option – When you pre-pay, you can lock in today’s prices. Our funeral director will explain each payment method and 2investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.
  • Your Family Keeps More – When you pre-pay, your estate will owe nothing on funeral expenses. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family.
  • Save the Amount You Need – Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs.
  • Fewer Last-minute Expenses – When you plan in advance, your family is less likely to incur additional expenses at the time of the funeral.

To request more information regarding pre-planning/pre-arrangement, or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at (203) 259-0824 Or, you can complete our easy On-line Pre-arrangement Form now (See form below).

On-line Pre-arrangement Form

Please fill in the On-line Pre-arrangement Form and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.
There are numerous benefits to pre-arranging a funeral, some of which include:

  • Provides peace of mind
  • Relieves your loved ones of unnecessary concern
  • Reflects your expressed wishes
  • Alleviates financial burden on your family

Please take a few minutes to fill out the Online Pre-arrangement form below. Once the information is submitted, a Spear Miller Funeral Home representative will review and file it and will be in touch with you to further discuss the details of your arrangements.

If you’d prefer, a printer-friendly version of this form is also available for you to download and fill out manually. CLICK HERE for further instructions and the download link, if interested.

NOTE: Fields marked with an asterisk ( * ) are required. Any information you submit will be held in the strictest confidence – we do not release any information to outside parties under any circumstances.

  • Information about the Person Completing this Form:

  • Vital Information about the Person for Whom Pre-arranging Is Being Done:

  • Work and Education:

  • Military Records:

  • Funeral Service Information:

  • Person(s) to Finalize Arrangements at Time of Death:

  • Special Instructions:

  • Disposition Options:

  • Other Information & Instructions:

  • Memorials & Charities:

  • Options


Pre-arrangement Form – Printer-friendly Version:

You can download the printer-friendly version of the Pre-arrangement form to your local computer from the link below. Once downloaded, open the PDF *, and enter your information on the form, then print it out on your printer. You may then either mail or fax it to us at the address or fax number below, or bring it with you when you visit.

» CLICK HERE to download the form – choose to, ‘Save to Disk,’ in the dialog box that appears (download times will vary depending upon connection.)

Get Adobe Acrobat Reader* NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to view this file – if you don’t already have the Reader installed on your computer, it is available for free from Adobe’s website – please click the icon at right to be taken to the download page.

Mail completed forms to the following address,
or fax them to the number below:

Spear Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Fax: 203-254-8522
Please call with any questions: 203-259-0824