Obituaries

Mary Zukowski
B: 1936-01-28
D: 2018-12-11
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Zukowski, Mary
Phyllis Taylor
B: 1931-02-03
D: 2018-12-10
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Taylor, Phyllis
Annese Rinaldi
B: 1947-11-12
D: 2018-12-10
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Rinaldi, Annese
Donald Davis
B: 1935-03-13
D: 2018-12-08
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Davis, Donald
Antonio Barbieri
B: 1932-10-31
D: 2018-12-07
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Barbieri, Antonio
Brendan Coughlin
B: 1959-08-03
D: 2018-12-07
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Coughlin, Brendan
Sheila Ireland
B: 1936-06-04
D: 2018-12-03
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Ireland, Sheila
JoAnn Slattery
B: 1935-12-11
D: 2018-12-02
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Slattery, JoAnn
Cheryl Snead
B: 1946-08-25
D: 2018-12-02
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Snead, Cheryl
Blanche Guido
B: 1921-04-10
D: 2018-12-01
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Guido, Blanche
Paul Zymba
B: 1945-09-15
D: 2018-11-30
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Zymba, Paul
Walter Murkowicz
B: 1920-12-31
D: 2018-11-28
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Murkowicz, Walter
Sarah Santandrea
B: 1921-08-24
D: 2018-11-28
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Santandrea, Sarah
Dorothy Africano
B: 1939-02-01
D: 2018-11-28
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Africano, Dorothy
Shaquille Napper
B: 1992-09-10
D: 2018-11-28
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Napper, Shaquille
Michael Keene
B: 1967-04-06
D: 2018-11-27
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Keene, Michael
George Steele
B: 1948-03-05
D: 2018-11-27
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Steele, George
Elly Vozzola
B: 1927-02-25
D: 2018-11-23
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Vozzola, Elly
Michael Cunningham
B: 1949-10-03
D: 2018-11-23
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Cunningham, Michael
Rebekah Sliva
B: 1980-04-14
D: 2018-11-22
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Sliva, Rebekah
Macks Moran
B: 2010-10-08
D: 2018-11-22
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Moran, Macks

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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 (860) 749-2244 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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