Obituaries

Joseph Conlon
B: 1937-05-19
D: 2018-05-21
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Conlon, Joseph
Joseph Morrissey
B: 1945-04-20
D: 2018-05-21
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Morrissey, Joseph
Mary Grestini
B: 1917-05-22
D: 2018-05-18
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Grestini, Mary
Gloria Casa
B: 1933-08-16
D: 2018-05-16
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Casa, Gloria
Annette Fritz
B: 1925-04-28
D: 2018-05-13
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Fritz, Annette
Magdalen King
B: 1941-04-17
D: 2018-05-12
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King, Magdalen
Lorraine Liebel
B: 1937-03-03
D: 2018-05-09
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Liebel, Lorraine
Frank Pergolotti
B: 1937-12-13
D: 2018-05-06
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Pergolotti, Frank
Phyllis Papagoda
B: 1929-04-14
D: 2018-05-06
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Papagoda, Phyllis
Josephine Glynn
B: 1927-03-18
D: 2018-05-06
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Glynn, Josephine
Donna Nally
B: 1943-10-29
D: 2018-05-04
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Nally, Donna
Philip Fioretti
B: 1937-05-22
D: 2018-05-02
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Fioretti, Philip
Alice Larrivee
B: 1919-01-21
D: 2018-04-30
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Larrivee, Alice
Ron Andrade
B: 1961-03-03
D: 2018-04-29
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Andrade, Ron
Rose Graboski
B: 1923-01-21
D: 2018-04-27
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Graboski, Rose
Dana Lawrence
B: 1945-10-04
D: 2018-04-26
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Lawrence, Dana
Jean Marchitto
B: 1931-03-01
D: 2018-04-23
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Marchitto, Jean
John Conte
B: 1960-04-06
D: 2018-04-15
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Conte, John
George Coxeter
B: 1929-01-02
D: 2018-04-11
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Coxeter, George
Patricia Kakalow
B: 1948-01-26
D: 2018-04-09
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Kakalow, Patricia
Louis Argentino
B: 1935-11-13
D: 2018-04-09
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Argentino, Louis

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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 203-934-7921 to begin.

Online Sources:

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