Obituaries

Brenda Covert
B: 1941-04-29
D: 2017-08-09
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Covert, Brenda
Virginia Menzella
B: 1923-03-04
D: 2017-08-07
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Menzella, Virginia
Elvira Goldsworthy
B: 1945-10-07
D: 2017-08-07
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Goldsworthy, Elvira
Elizabeth Novotny
B: 1951-11-11
D: 2017-08-06
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Novotny, Elizabeth
Alleta Steffy
B: 1927-11-05
D: 2017-08-02
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Steffy, Alleta
Jeffrey Jenkins
B: 1960-11-10
D: 2017-07-29
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Jenkins, Jeffrey
Frederikus Van Den Broek
B: 1942-12-17
D: 2017-07-29
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Van Den Broek, Frederikus
Thomas Richards
B: 1963-10-20
D: 2017-07-29
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Richards, Thomas
Christopher Wynne
B: 1982-02-18
D: 2017-07-28
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Wynne, Christopher
Martin Bennett
B: 1949-03-22
D: 2017-07-26
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Bennett, Martin
Barbara Hansen
B: 1951-08-29
D: 2017-07-26
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Hansen, Barbara
Sonia Mulrooney
B: 1938-12-02
D: 2017-07-25
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Mulrooney, Sonia
Virginia Rusch
B: 1942-06-23
D: 2017-07-24
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Rusch, Virginia
Gwendolyn Kiessel
B: 1934-09-03
D: 2017-07-23
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Kiessel, Gwendolyn
Alexander Rovinsky
B: 1924-12-08
D: 2017-07-22
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Rovinsky, Alexander
Paul Coursen
B: 1948-11-16
D: 2017-07-21
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Coursen, Paul
Bernard Dawson
B: 1942-11-12
D: 2017-07-20
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Dawson, Bernard
Raymond Diaz
B: 1932-08-22
D: 2017-07-18
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Diaz, Raymond
Olga Stefkovich
B: 1929-04-04
D: 2017-07-18
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Stefkovich, Olga
Marie Kohl
B: 1918-02-15
D: 2017-07-13
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Kohl, Marie
Mary Piscopo
B: 1930-01-23
D: 2017-07-12
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Piscopo, Mary

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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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