Obituaries

Joanne Dahl
B: 1939-10-22
D: 2019-08-22
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Dahl, Joanne
Douglas Havens
B: 1933-05-06
D: 2019-08-21
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Havens, Douglas
Ruth Fahrenfeld
B: 1922-06-10
D: 2019-08-20
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Fahrenfeld, Ruth
Joseph Polyi
B: 1940-09-21
D: 2019-08-19
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Polyi, Joseph
Jessica Watt
B: 1976-04-21
D: 2019-08-05
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Watt, Jessica
Percell Holmes
B: 1942-05-28
D: 2019-08-05
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Holmes, Percell
Everly Evangelista
B: 2019-08-05
D: 2019-08-05
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Evangelista, Everly
Sarah McGrath
B: 1935-12-28
D: 2019-08-03
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McGrath, Sarah
Edward Schmidt
B: 1942-10-15
D: 2019-08-03
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Schmidt, Edward
Denise Carroll
B: 1968-02-12
D: 2019-07-30
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Carroll, Denise
Robert Devine
B: 1926-12-15
D: 2019-07-30
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Devine, Robert
Barry McDole
B: 1940-08-26
D: 2019-07-30
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McDole, Barry
Charles McManus
B: 1941-02-25
D: 2019-07-29
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McManus, Charles
Anna Garrera
B: 1923-06-01
D: 2019-07-27
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Garrera, Anna
Josephine Abdou
B: 1944-10-08
D: 2019-07-26
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Abdou, Josephine
Jo Ann Johnson
B: 1947-12-09
D: 2019-07-25
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Johnson, Jo Ann
Lucia DiCarlo
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2019-07-24
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DiCarlo, Lucia
James Reddy
B: 1985-05-23
D: 2019-07-23
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Reddy, James
Michael Hardick
B: 1973-08-16
D: 2019-07-22
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Hardick, Michael
Ellen Cerutti
B: 1920-05-02
D: 2019-07-17
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Cerutti, Ellen
Thomas Fresh
B: 1937-01-02
D: 2019-07-16
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Fresh, Thomas

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What is a Memorial Service?

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.

Memorial Service Ideas

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?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at (973) 827-7050 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.

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