Checklist of things to do following bereavement - People/Organisations to Contact

Not all of the points on this list will apply to your particular situation, but many will. If the deceased left specific instructions regarding preferences for funeral and burial arrangements, with a list of people to be notified, your job is much easier. If not, you will need to consult other family members and look for addresses or phone books that can help you with your task.
People/Organizations to Notify
  • Contact next of kin, immediate and extended family members
  • Contact a Funeral Director to arrange a funeral
  • Contact close friends of the deceased and friends of the immediate family
  • Notify the deceased's employer if an employee or the school/college if in education
  • Contact a priest or Minster of the deceased's religion
  • Notify the deceased's solicitor if there is one
  • Landlord or local authority if the deceased lived in a rented property
  • Social groups of the deceased belonged to
  • Contact the local health Office ( )of the deceased or voluntary organization if they were getting community care health services ( )
  • Contact the doctor/hospital if the deceased was awaiting any appointments
  • Contact travel agencies, hotels, airlines etc.
You may need to cancel some, or all, of the following
  • Standing orders
  • newspaper & other journal subscriptions
  • milk deliveries
  • coal deliveries
  • telephone and broadband internet connection
  • mobile phone
  • bin collection
  • rent
  • TV & radio licence
  • postal services ( or have them re-directed)


  • Funeral Home
    Co. Mayo,
    F31 X236

  • Vincent Cummins 087-2463377