Obituaries

Rosemary Earley
B: 1936-07-04
D: 2018-02-18
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Earley, Rosemary
Edna Smith
B: 1929-01-16
D: 2018-02-11
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Smith, Edna
Elsie Tyler
B: 1925-07-17
D: 2018-02-10
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Tyler, Elsie
Robert Thom
B: 1935-01-24
D: 2018-02-06
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Thom, Robert
John Paugas
B: 1942-09-19
D: 2018-02-05
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Paugas, John
Doris Dilley
B: 1929-06-14
D: 2018-02-05
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Dilley, Doris
Ernest Tyers
B: 1940-05-25
D: 2018-02-04
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Tyers, Ernest
Marion Bentley
B: 1927-12-22
D: 2018-02-01
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Bentley, Marion
James Godkin
B: 1954-03-26
D: 2018-01-28
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Godkin, James
Helen Athans
B: 1924-11-05
D: 2018-01-25
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Athans, Helen
Muriel Brown
B: 1924-08-02
D: 2018-01-25
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Brown, Muriel
Erika Thomas
B: 1935-01-27
D: 2018-01-21
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Thomas, Erika
Wesley Smith
B: 1919-05-21
D: 2018-01-19
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Smith, Wesley
Charles Steig
B: 1943-12-27
D: 2018-01-19
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Steig, Charles
Noel Snell
B: 1934-06-03
D: 2018-01-18
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Snell, Noel
Robert Howard
B: 1930-05-09
D: 2018-01-18
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Howard, Robert
Karen Lavalley
B: 1954-12-19
D: 2018-01-14
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Lavalley, Karen
Virginia McDonnell
B: 1923-01-02
D: 2018-01-11
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McDonnell, Virginia
June Rapuano
B: 1923-07-20
D: 2018-01-04
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Rapuano, June
Alfred Fusco
B: 1942-11-13
D: 2018-01-02
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Fusco, Alfred
Marie Samuelson
B: 1930-03-17
D: 2017-12-28
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Samuelson, Marie

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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