Obituaries

Miles Frate
B: 1936-07-11
D: 2017-12-09
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Frate, Miles
Bernadette Williams
B: 1944-04-06
D: 2017-12-03
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Williams, Bernadette
John Calderwood
B: 1947-10-03
D: 2017-12-01
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Calderwood, John
Jean Shugrue
B: 1930-01-08
D: 2017-11-27
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Shugrue, Jean
Nelson MacDonald
B: 2017-11-27
D: 2017-11-27
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MacDonald, Nelson
David Kuch
B: 1960-06-18
D: 2017-11-24
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Kuch, David
John Pedersen
B: 1942-04-03
D: 2017-11-22
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Pedersen, John
Mary Baktis
B: 1920-07-21
D: 2017-11-14
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Baktis, Mary
Edward Hilton
B: 1922-03-27
D: 2017-11-13
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Hilton, Edward
Kathleen Spiers
B: 1927-11-25
D: 2017-11-12
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Spiers, Kathleen
Nicholas Minuto
B: 1918-12-30
D: 2017-11-11
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Minuto, Nicholas
Cheryl Rillstone
B: 1950-03-28
D: 2017-11-10
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Rillstone, Cheryl
Mary Moselle
B: 1918-08-23
D: 2017-11-05
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Moselle, Mary
Mary Ellen St. Louis
B: 1938-06-23
D: 2017-10-29
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St. Louis, Mary Ellen
Robyn Carter
B: 1971-10-19
D: 2017-10-16
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Carter, Robyn
Charles Colley
B: 1949-02-23
D: 2017-10-09
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Colley, Charles
Edward Taraskewich
B: 1931-09-03
D: 2017-10-05
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Taraskewich, Edward
Andree Charchenko
B: 1927-08-19
D: 2017-10-05
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Charchenko, Andree
Linda Jodoin
B: 1946-04-29
D: 2017-10-03
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Jodoin, Linda
David Stevens
B: 1957-02-22
D: 2017-10-03
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Stevens, David
Ann Supranovich
D: 2017-09-04
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Supranovich, Ann

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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 203-888-2538 to begin.

Online Sources:

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