West Babylon has funeral homes and directors available. Deaths are never easy things to deal with, and it is important to have a ceremony befitting the person's life and legacy. A funeral home is the place where the burial or funeral service takes place. A number of different types of services are available, such as cremations, burials, viewings, church funerals, graveside services, personalized memorials. The arrangements for the service are made by a funeral director, also called a mortician or undertaker. His duties include embalming (if desired), burial or cremation of the deceased. Funeral homes usually comprise viewing rooms, a preparation room for embalming, a chapel and a place from where caskets can be selected. The home in West Babylon can also have a hearse for transporting the mortal remains of the deceased, along with a flower car or a limousine. Funeral directors are state licensed, and funeral homes are usually run as family businesses with a few local employees.