Obituaries

Kathleen Simmons
B: 1965-03-22
D: 2017-09-25
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Simmons, Kathleen
Margaret Hawley
B: 1932-04-08
D: 2017-09-24
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Hawley, Margaret
Nancy O'Shea
B: 1931-06-27
D: 2017-09-21
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O'Shea, Nancy
Richard Rockefeller
B: 1938-10-29
D: 2017-09-21
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Rockefeller, Richard
Ellen Devorsetz
B: 1948-11-22
D: 2017-09-10
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Devorsetz, Ellen
Rena Britt
B: 1920-09-17
D: 2017-09-09
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Britt, Rena
Krisgenna Hutchinson
B: 1971-05-05
D: 2017-09-07
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Hutchinson, Krisgenna
David Lysko
B: 1955-07-19
D: 2017-09-07
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Lysko, David
Michael Soricelli
B: 1987-03-06
D: 2017-09-03
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Soricelli, Michael
Norman Baltuch
B: 1943-08-09
D: 2017-09-02
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Baltuch, Norman
Marilyn Hankin
B: 1934-03-20
D: 2017-08-30
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Hankin, Marilyn
Joan Fishler
B: 1932-05-03
D: 2017-08-28
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Fishler, Joan
John Tether
B: 1927-08-16
D: 2017-08-26
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Tether, John
Dr. Charles Forte
B: 1956-03-15
D: 2017-08-22
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Forte, Dr. Charles
Mildred Baker
B: 1923-08-25
D: 2017-08-21
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Baker, Mildred
Paul Tesoro
B: 1951-02-07
D: 2017-08-20
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Tesoro, Paul
William Gore
B: 1931-12-02
D: 2017-08-19
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Gore, William
Theodore Starzyk
B: 1926-09-01
D: 2017-08-17
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Starzyk, Theodore
Thomas Lynch
B: 1928-10-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Lynch, Thomas
John Brady
B: 1943-05-07
D: 2017-08-14
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Brady, John
Sofia Kapogiannis
B: 1935-03-23
D: 2017-08-13
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Kapogiannis, Sofia

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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) 485-0241 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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