What to do when a family member dies

If they died at home 

The death certificate will be issued by the Direzione Sanitaria. Usually they will have a morgue on site, but in case of unavailability we can arrange to move the deceased home or to another suitable place. It is up to the relatives to register the death and organise the funeral, and they can enlist the services of a trusted company for this purpose. The confirmation of the assignment to a company can not take place within the hospital as the law prohibits the presence of any funeral director staff.

If they died in hospital

The death certificate will be issued by the Direzione Sanitaria. Usually they will have a morgue on site, but in case of unavailability we can arrange to move the deceased home or to another suitable place. It is up to the relatives to register the death and organise the funeral, and they can enlist the services of a trusted company for this purpose. The confirmation of the assignment to a company can not take place within the hospital as the law prohibits the presence of any funeral director staff.

If they died as a result of an accident

If the death occurred as a result of an accident, on a public road, or in absence of witnesses, the body is transferred to a morgue. The coroner may avoid an autopsy if it is certified death was by natural causes and the court does not make any constraints. In other cases, permission to perform the funeral, any cremation or burial is subject to the autopsy being carried out to determine the causes. In all these cases it is appropriate to rely on an organisation of proven experience.

If they would like to be buried

If you do not have a family tomb, the choice is between burial (in the ground) or placement in a vault. The admitting cemetery is that of the official place of residence or the place where the death occurs, the availability of either must be verified step by step. It is also possible to choose the cemetery where other members of the family are buried.

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If they would like to be cremated

Authorization for cremation is issued by the municipality where the death occurs. If the deceased was a member of the Cremation Society, the closest relative, or the majority of the relatives, must make a statement about the wishes of the deceased. The cost is variable based on the location and transport requirements. The ashes can be kept in a vault upon purchase of an urn, or space in the family vault. Ashes can be kept at home or dispersed if the deceased's wishes are written down.

If they died abroad

In these cases the repatriation of the deceased is allowed, but regulated by Laws of the country where the death occurred. Contacting a local operator is only useful after having received information from the local diplomatic office.

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When the burial space has expired

As a rule for burial plots, renewal of equal duration is permitted. In the event of the death of the original plot purchaser, it is necessary to replace a family member who accepts the burden of renewal. In case of burial, at the expiration date, it is necessary to acquire a special space in the same cemetery or another in which you are entitled. In its absence, the remains are placed in the common altar. In some cases it is possible to place the remains of several deceased persons into adjacent spaces.

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If you want to transfer the deceased

This opportunity depends on the availability of space in a cemetery, which can also be acquired at the place of residence of a direct relative (son, spouse). It is possible to formulate a request to bring together several deceased persons by a common bond. The granting of space is linked to the availability in the chosen cemetery. It is permissible to let the concession expire or, at special request, at different times at certain times of the year.

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