Obituaries

Joyce Ciachin
B: 1940-05-25
D: 2017-12-13
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Ciachin, Joyce
Barbara Converse
B: 1937-09-11
D: 2017-12-11
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Converse, Barbara
John Forman
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2017-12-11
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Forman, John
Lillian Lobas
B: 1922-03-21
D: 2017-12-11
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Lobas, Lillian
Joan May
B: 1945-01-31
D: 2017-12-10
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May, Joan
Gary Truax
B: 1938-09-22
D: 2017-12-09
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Truax, Gary
Mariano Flores
B: 1947-10-17
D: 2017-12-09
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Flores, Mariano
Douglas Corneille
B: 1943-08-03
D: 2017-12-07
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Corneille, Douglas
Halina Filipowicz
B: 1931-01-10
D: 2017-12-07
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Filipowicz, Halina
Norma Wallace
B: 1943-07-08
D: 2017-12-05
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Wallace, Norma
David Zeneski
B: 1955-10-04
D: 2017-12-04
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Zeneski, David
Charlotte McMillan
B: 1931-11-01
D: 2017-12-03
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McMillan, Charlotte
Patrick Paraggio
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2017-12-03
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Paraggio, Patrick
Roberta Marsh
B: 1938-05-12
D: 2017-12-02
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Marsh, Roberta
Fred Palmieri
B: 1956-03-01
D: 2017-11-29
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Palmieri, Fred
Angel Crespo
B: 1955-03-15
D: 2017-11-28
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Crespo, Angel
Georgia Lucas
B: 1927-09-18
D: 2017-11-28
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Lucas, Georgia
Alfonzo Serra
B: 1924-12-01
D: 2017-11-28
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Serra, Alfonzo
James Whalen
B: 1943-11-07
D: 2017-11-28
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Whalen, James
Thomas Brooks, Sr.
B: 1925-02-27
D: 2017-11-28
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Brooks, Sr., Thomas
Charles Achord
B: 1930-01-15
D: 2017-11-27
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Achord, Charles

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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 845-221-2000 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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