Notifications of a death are of course to the funeral home which may have the obituary prepared and momento cars for those attending at the visitation, mass or funeral. Close family members and friends of the deceased. At this time a florist is contacted for flower arrangements. The family lawyer is then notified to prepare legal documents and if no such person exists the person asked to be executor of estate. Distant relatives are notified. Your religious practice may require presence of a priest. This usually is the time to decide if there will be a gathering following funeral services requiring food service or potluck in the residence. In the same week, insurance offices, pension offices, the bank, investment offices and principle creditors are contacted. Lastly, a monument may be required.