Obituaries

Donald Martin
B: 1919-11-05
D: 2017-11-18
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Martin, Donald
Aniello Pirfo
B: 1926-01-05
D: 2017-11-15
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Pirfo, Aniello
Raymond Moissonnier
B: 1933-05-21
D: 2017-11-09
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Moissonnier, Raymond
Edward Russo
B: 1952-10-10
D: 2017-11-08
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Russo, Edward
Joyce Maroney
B: 1932-03-12
D: 2017-10-19
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Maroney, Joyce
Karen Morrell
B: 1945-05-31
D: 2017-10-08
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Morrell, Karen
Anna Pansini
B: 1930-07-21
D: 2017-10-06
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Pansini, Anna
Brian Monroe
B: 1945-02-22
D: 2017-10-05
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Monroe, Brian
Monica Bazaar
B: 1922-07-25
D: 2017-10-04
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Bazaar, Monica
Peter Paige
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2017-10-03
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Paige, Peter
Gina Barton
B: 1964-12-04
D: 2017-09-06
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Barton, Gina
Gene Acela
B: 1920-12-27
D: 2017-08-30
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Acela, Gene
Mario Trippodo
B: 1938-10-14
D: 2017-08-20
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Trippodo, Mario
Karen Shea
B: 1983-09-19
D: 2017-08-07
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Shea, Karen
Vincent Russo
B: 1922-01-29
D: 2017-08-04
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Russo, Vincent
Gerald Nethaway
B: 1945-01-14
D: 2017-08-03
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Nethaway, Gerald
Margarete Habla
B: 1929-11-20
D: 2017-07-29
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Habla, Margarete
Carmela Gaudio
B: 1923-09-14
D: 2017-07-27
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Gaudio, Carmela
Jacques Landry
B: 1923-01-17
D: 2017-07-18
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Landry, Jacques
Eleanor Allen
B: 1927-12-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Allen, Eleanor
Robert Coluni
B: 1931-04-02
D: 2017-06-09
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Coluni, Robert

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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 518-842-2810 to begin.

Online Sources:

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