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Lanigan Funeral Home is the only dual-certified green funeral home in Western Pennsylvania, receiving both the Green Burial Council Certificate and the Green Funeral Practices Certificate from the National Funeral Directors Association.


Some frequently asked questions by folks follow:

Home funerals, which allow for families to care for a decedent and all aspects of a funeral at home, were quite common in the US up until the mid-20th century. A family can facilitate a home funeral in almost every state, or do it with the assistance of a licensed funeral director. Most all GBC-approved funeral homes accommodate families wanting home funerals. A home burial is an alternative to disposition in a cemetery. It's allowed by almost all counties, but most require a minimum number of acres and often the filing of a plat map with the planning department.

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