When possible, makeing funeral service arrangements before time of death to avoid making emotional decisions. However if not possible, and a loved one dies one of your first call should be to a funeral director. Some of the services that would be discussed are transporting the body, handling necessary paperwork, helping the family prepare for an appropriate funeral service, helping the family celebrate the life of their loved one, and avoiding grief.
Funeral home, and public viewing helps with the grieving process.
In Brooklyn, New York areas of New York State you can find a choice of funeral directors.