Obituaries

Lesa Vu
B: 2017-09-17
D: 2017-09-18
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Vu, Lesa
Eugene Reilly
B: 1941-01-17
D: 2017-09-17
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Reilly, Eugene
John Kovaleski
B: 1923-12-30
D: 2017-09-16
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Kovaleski, John
Janis Booth
B: 1950-01-01
D: 2017-09-11
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Booth, Janis
Geraldine Finlay
B: 1940-02-08
D: 2017-09-09
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Finlay, Geraldine
Samuel Irizarry-Figueroa
B: 1964-03-11
D: 2017-09-08
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Irizarry-Figueroa, Samuel
Martha Blair
B: 1927-03-29
D: 2017-09-07
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Blair, Martha
Ruth Fortier
B: 1929-09-20
D: 2017-09-07
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Fortier, Ruth
Janet Stango
B: 1918-07-28
D: 2017-09-05
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Stango, Janet
Terrence Dowling
B: 1926-02-04
D: 2017-09-03
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Dowling, Terrence
Dorothy Tortorici
B: 1945-07-10
D: 2017-09-03
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Tortorici, Dorothy
Ms. Mae Murphy
B: 1924-05-12
D: 2017-09-01
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Murphy, Ms. Mae
Virginia Wright
B: 1940-06-17
D: 2017-08-31
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Wright, Virginia
Marie Griffin
B: 1923-08-20
D: 2017-08-31
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Griffin, Marie
Brian Blair
B: 1957-04-08
D: 2017-08-29
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Blair, Brian
Jacob Schuster
B: 1929-06-17
D: 2017-08-24
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Schuster, Jacob
Antonio Palmieri
B: 1957-11-26
D: 2017-08-23
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Palmieri, Antonio
John Paxton
B: 1943-04-04
D: 2017-08-22
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Paxton, John
Awilda Lopez-Nieves
B: 1947-11-15
D: 2017-08-16
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Lopez-Nieves, Awilda
Olivia DeLima
B: 1917-10-06
D: 2017-08-11
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DeLima, Olivia
Caitlin Gallagher
B: 1996-06-20
D: 2017-08-09
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Gallagher, Caitlin

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (203) 753-1550 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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