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Kai Wong
B: 1959-07-22
D: 2017-06-21
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Wong, Kai
Mary Lou Andress
B: 1958-10-27
D: 2017-06-20
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Andress, Mary Lou
Linda Bacon
B: 1948-08-26
D: 2017-06-20
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Bacon, Linda
Charles Williams
B: 1972-07-12
D: 2017-06-19
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Williams, Charles
Elizabeth Del Bene
B: 1964-03-28
D: 2017-06-19
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Del Bene, Elizabeth
Gertrude MacInnes
B: 1924-02-26
D: 2017-06-18
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MacInnes, Gertrude
Benjamin Vitale
B: 1924-12-17
D: 2017-06-18
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Vitale, Benjamin
Mathilde Albert
B: 1931-07-13
D: 2017-06-18
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Albert, Mathilde
Grace Ross
B: 1919-08-31
D: 2017-06-18
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Ross, Grace
James Firth
B: 1946-09-12
D: 2017-06-17
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Firth, James
Florence Fesko
B: 1922-03-06
D: 2017-06-16
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Fesko, Florence
Anita Schunzel
B: 1933-01-05
D: 2017-06-16
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Schunzel, Anita
Michael Cherrix
B: 1961-04-27
D: 2017-06-15
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Cherrix, Michael
Antoinette Pulling
B: 1936-07-09
D: 2017-06-14
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Pulling, Antoinette
Peter Knapp
B: 1949-08-22
D: 2017-06-14
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Knapp, Peter
Robert Hughes
B: 1948-08-24
D: 2017-06-13
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Hughes, Robert
Dillon Colon
B: 1999-06-02
D: 2017-06-12
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Colon, Dillon
Richard Hallinan
B: 1947-04-19
D: 2017-06-09
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Hallinan, Richard
Yvonne Chiarello
B: 1971-02-09
D: 2017-06-08
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Chiarello, Yvonne
Mariana Susnow
B: 1928-02-23
D: 2017-06-08
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Susnow, Mariana
James Stewart
B: 1931-06-21
D: 2017-06-06
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Stewart, James

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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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