Obituaries

Rosemary Kenney
B: 1933-06-04
D: 2018-11-30
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Kenney, Rosemary
Bonnie Millard
B: 1950-09-18
D: 2018-10-21
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Millard, Bonnie
Isabella Vitkauskas
B: 1927-02-07
D: 2018-10-07
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Vitkauskas, Isabella
Richard Mendyka
B: 1946-10-22
D: 2018-09-28
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Mendyka, Richard
Barbara Dubuque
B: 1930-04-07
D: 2018-09-18
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Dubuque, Barbara
Theresa McDermott
B: 1929-08-03
D: 2018-09-17
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McDermott, Theresa
Eugene Brown
B: 1933-12-31
D: 2018-09-15
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Brown, Eugene
Regina Rock
B: 1926-08-06
D: 2018-09-09
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Rock, Regina
Doris Davis
B: 1938-09-11
D: 2018-09-02
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Davis, Doris
Emily Parker
B: 1919-11-30
D: 2018-09-01
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Parker, Emily
Lucille Chabot
B: 1924-08-03
D: 2018-08-31
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Chabot, Lucille
Carol France
B: 1940-10-03
D: 2018-08-29
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France, Carol
Teresa Distasi
B: 1938-02-05
D: 2018-08-15
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Distasi, Teresa
Martin Christopher
B: 1939-02-03
D: 2018-08-12
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Christopher , Martin
David McCarthy
B: 1942-03-12
D: 2018-08-09
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McCarthy, David
William Andrews
B: 1964-12-10
D: 2018-08-08
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Andrews, William
William Barlow Brown
B: 1945-12-20
D: 2018-08-07
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Brown, William Barlow
Shirley Osborne Donnelly
B: 1948-09-08
D: 2018-07-30
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Osborne Donnelly, Shirley
Phyllis Teach
D: 2018-07-23
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Teach, Phyllis
Mary Stanisz
B: 1921-02-05
D: 2018-07-15
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Stanisz, Mary
Rosario Commendatore
B: 1929-10-14
D: 2018-07-01
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Commendatore, Rosario

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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 860-274-3005 to begin.

Online Sources:

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