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Who You Should Call First

It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If you are concerned or uncertain about the circumstances surrounding a death, contact your local police department.  They will respond and, if necessary, contact the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. Bibber Memorial Chapel
2. Immediate family members
3. Your pastor
4  Your close friends


When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in caring for the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

If you need additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.

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67 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Email: help@bibberfuneral.com