Obituaries

Donald Quagliaroli
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2018-01-16
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Quagliaroli, Donald
Francis Santamaria
B: 1945-12-04
D: 2018-01-12
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Santamaria, Francis
Annie Larrabee
B: 1929-01-17
D: 2018-01-12
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Larrabee, Annie
Lisa Bout
B: 1962-09-27
D: 2018-01-12
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Bout, Lisa
Natalie Landry
B: 1952-03-11
D: 2018-01-11
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Landry, Natalie
Linda Stanhope
B: 1948-06-26
D: 2018-01-11
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Stanhope, Linda
Alan Drane
B: 1939-07-22
D: 2018-01-10
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Drane, Alan
Maria Polanczyk
B: 1935-01-06
D: 2018-01-10
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Polanczyk, Maria
Georgeanna Miarecki
B: 1923-06-06
D: 2018-01-10
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Miarecki, Georgeanna
Roger Costa
B: 1935-07-08
D: 2018-01-09
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Costa, Roger
Arthur Maynard
B: 1926-03-23
D: 2018-01-08
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Maynard, Arthur
Carol Zajac DeSantis
B: 1945-08-01
D: 2018-01-08
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Zajac DeSantis, Carol
Richard August
B: 1935-04-19
D: 2018-01-08
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August, Richard
Donald Dunlop
B: 1939-01-29
D: 2018-01-08
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Dunlop, Donald
Martha Burns
B: 1927-03-07
D: 2018-01-06
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Burns, Martha
Arthur Dickman
B: 1938-05-16
D: 2018-01-05
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Dickman, Arthur
Rosamond Sidway
B: 1920-08-03
D: 2018-01-05
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Sidway, Rosamond
Kevin Werther
B: 1960-01-28
D: 2018-01-05
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Werther, Kevin
John Manning
B: 1934-12-03
D: 2018-01-05
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Manning, John
Franklin Jubrey
B: 1932-10-13
D: 2018-01-04
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Jubrey, Franklin
Janet Stephens
B: 1935-01-26
D: 2018-01-01
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Stephens, Janet

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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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