Obituaries

Louis "Lou" Corbidge
B: 1943-08-30
D: 2017-10-11
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Corbidge, Louis "Lou"
Mary DeVecchis
B: 1916-10-24
D: 2017-10-07
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DeVecchis, Mary
George McClay
B: 1946-03-30
D: 2017-10-06
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McClay, George
William Reardon
B: 1932-02-23
D: 2017-10-04
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Reardon, William
Sr. Maria Desell
B: 1929-08-30
D: 2017-10-03
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Desell, Sr. Maria
Flora Perleoni
B: 1927-05-10
D: 2017-09-29
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Perleoni, Flora
Jason Guzick
B: 1984-01-29
D: 2017-09-29
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Guzick, Jason
Lucia LaPenta
B: 1918-01-02
D: 2017-09-29
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LaPenta, Lucia
Arminda Sousa
B: 1932-01-23
D: 2017-09-26
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Sousa, Arminda
Maria Carvalho
B: 1925-12-04
D: 2017-09-23
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Carvalho, Maria
Maura Arbuckle
B: 1923-07-17
D: 2017-09-23
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Arbuckle, Maura
Jean Macri
B: 1931-06-19
D: 2017-09-22
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Macri, Jean
Elizabeth Corning
B: 1929-03-31
D: 2017-09-19
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Corning, Elizabeth
Edward Fichera
B: 1976-04-25
D: 2017-09-17
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Fichera, Edward
Fiorinda Porretta
B: 1919-08-07
D: 2017-09-16
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Porretta, Fiorinda
Doris Peterson Strong
B: 1930-02-26
D: 2017-09-15
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Peterson Strong, Doris
Angélica Vieira de Sousa
B: 1932-08-31
D: 2017-09-05
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Vieira de Sousa, Angélica
Mary "Polly" Cunningham
B: 1921-12-22
D: 2017-09-04
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Cunningham, Mary "Polly"
Denise Dunne
B: 1954-10-04
D: 2017-09-02
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Dunne, Denise
Jonathan Stent
B: 1962-12-16
D: 2017-08-30
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Stent, Jonathan
Albano Marcelino
B: 1937-11-29
D: 2017-08-28
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Marcelino, Albano

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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 860-561-3800 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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