Obituaries

Gertrude Chmielowiec
B: 1919-08-10
D: 2019-06-21
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Chmielowiec, Gertrude
Geraldine Little
B: 1928-08-23
D: 2019-06-20
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Little, Geraldine
Jean Munkacsy
B: 1921-10-23
D: 2019-06-18
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Munkacsy, Jean
Richard Frese
B: 1959-08-29
D: 2019-06-17
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Frese, Richard
Henning Kristiansen
B: 1988-06-24
D: 2019-06-17
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Kristiansen, Henning
John Kidd
B: 1935-10-04
D: 2019-06-11
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Kidd, John
William Fitzgibbons
B: 1946-09-22
D: 2019-06-07
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Fitzgibbons, William
Ellen Titus
B: 1943-09-06
D: 2019-06-07
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Titus, Ellen
Janet Hamming
B: 1932-03-09
D: 2019-06-07
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Hamming, Janet
Christopher Minter
B: 1969-03-13
D: 2019-06-05
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Minter, Christopher
Carla Gardepe
B: 1956-12-20
D: 2019-06-05
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Gardepe, Carla
Virginia McNulty
B: 1937-06-24
D: 2019-06-04
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McNulty, Virginia
Joseph Kessel
B: 1945-06-01
D: 2019-06-02
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Kessel, Joseph
Catherine Tansey
B: 1938-05-08
D: 2019-06-01
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Tansey, Catherine
Robert Adams
B: 1950-06-07
D: 2019-05-31
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Adams, Robert
Bonnie Reina
B: 1950-07-05
D: 2019-05-30
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Reina, Bonnie
William Hodas
B: 1926-07-09
D: 2019-05-28
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Hodas, William
Douglas Domicolo
B: 1984-11-09
D: 2019-05-28
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Domicolo, Douglas
Kirby Spicer
B: 1948-09-06
D: 2019-05-27
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Spicer, Kirby
Edward Vander Berg
B: 1948-07-20
D: 2019-05-25
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Vander Berg, Edward
Lisa O'Hanlon
B: 1962-09-26
D: 2019-05-21
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O'Hanlon, Lisa

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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 (973) 827-7050 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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