Obituaries

Raili Heino
B: 1929-05-26
D: 2018-02-11
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Heino, Raili
Dorothy Ellsworth
B: 1930-08-06
D: 2018-02-09
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Ellsworth, Dorothy
Anna Luciano
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2018-02-08
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Luciano, Anna
Donald Matuk
B: 1937-12-13
D: 2018-02-08
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Matuk, Donald
Margaret Smyth
B: 1923-03-24
D: 2018-02-07
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Smyth, Margaret
Martin Smith
B: 1948-07-12
D: 2018-02-03
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Smith, Martin
Estelle Eisner
B: 1920-10-03
D: 2018-02-03
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Eisner, Estelle
Henry Page
B: 1936-07-16
D: 2018-02-02
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Page, Henry
Louis Mancuso
B: 1950-02-19
D: 2018-01-31
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Mancuso, Louis
Sondra Tannenbaum
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2018-01-23
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Tannenbaum, Sondra
George Raymond
B: 1958-01-19
D: 2018-01-23
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Raymond, George
Donald Hitt
B: 1936-04-20
D: 2018-01-20
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Hitt, Donald
John Burlingame
B: 1934-01-26
D: 2018-01-19
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Burlingame, John
Salvatore Domicoli
B: 1937-01-06
D: 2018-01-19
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Domicoli, Salvatore
Mary Jane Lutz
B: 1931-03-12
D: 2018-01-16
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Lutz, Mary Jane
Anna Morrison
B: 1935-08-30
D: 2018-01-16
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Morrison, Anna
Vera Maisel
B: 1925-06-29
D: 2018-01-15
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Maisel, Vera
Ruth Fasciani
B: 1935-12-26
D: 2018-01-13
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Fasciani, Ruth
Frank Lombardi
B: 1930-11-28
D: 2018-01-12
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Lombardi, Frank
Shelley LaRose
B: 1953-05-30
D: 2018-01-11
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LaRose, Shelley
Virgilio Abellanosa
B: 1938-02-23
D: 2018-01-05
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Abellanosa, Virgilio

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
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