Funeral Planners: The “Glam Reaper” Can Now Co-Ordinate Your Funeral


Funeral coming up?  Heard of a wedding planner? Well now there’s a funeral planner. She’s in New York and she’s Irish.

Jennifer Muldowney is an event planner for memorials in New York and Ireland. She is a trained celebrant/master of ceremonies, and positive advocate of the funeral profession.

She says she is, “The best friend you never knew you needed, guiding you through the passing of someone you love.” Jennifer offers a wedding planner-like approach to funerals, working with families and funeral homes to create memorials that are tailored to their specific needs. For families looking for something different than the traditional funeral service, Jennifer Muldowney is there to help.


She says, “With so many details to organise when planning a funeral, it can feel overwhelming. Muldowney Memorials provides you with someone who is there to hold your hand the entire way through a memorial service so you can truly mark and remember fully the life of your loved one. We offer compassionate support during this difficult time so that by the end of it, your loved one’s memorial service will be exactly what they would have wanted.”

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The service can also include all the annoying practicalities that you don’t want to think about when grieving. She says she helps her clients with funeral process navigation, management of the memorial, venue selection, and building and maintenance of the vision. “There’s storytelling through all five senses, immediate family support, personal effects administration, catering direction, transportation oversight, and day-of logistics. No detail is too small when it comes to honouring a loved one.”


Jennifer says that death is a taboo subject. “It’s an uncomfortable fact that we all have to face, but no one wants to talk about it. However, the conversation around death has changed quite a bit in recent years, with this. ‘Positive death’ spaces are becoming more common and the movement is growing in popularity.

“Death can be a scary concept. It’s one we don’t like to think about, because it reminds us that our time on earth is limited. But if you’re thinking more and more about death, you might want to take a look at the movement that sees death as something positive. This is based on the idea that it is unnecessary to fear death or hide it somewhere in the closet – instead, it should be spoken openly and without shame.

“It is a growing movement of people who are changing the way we deal with death. Through conversations about end-of-life issues and our own mortality, advocates of the movement are helping reduce societal pressure to be perfect, encouraging people to live their lives to the fullest. Living life intensely is not necessarily something crazy, it simply means that you live as you want, on your own terms, meet your goals, laugh, be happy, that is living to the fullest, so that when you reach the last moments you have nothing to regret and see death as the next step, finding peace.”

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