Obituaries

Donald Guisti
B: 1932-04-01
D: 2021-01-19
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Guisti, Donald
Mario Fernandez
B: 1928-07-09
D: 2021-01-03
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Fernandez, Mario
Adelaide Blanchfield
B: 1928-04-14
D: 2021-01-03
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Blanchfield, Adelaide
Ruth Karutis
B: 1924-08-23
D: 2021-01-02
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Karutis, Ruth
Vera Siekowski
D: 2020-12-26
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Siekowski, Vera
Irene Damphier
B: 1930-05-27
D: 2020-12-22
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Damphier, Irene
Patricia Blodgett
B: 1923-02-21
D: 2020-12-18
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Blodgett, Patricia
Paul Ryder
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2020-12-17
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Ryder, Paul
Bernard Stellato
B: 1929-09-28
D: 2020-12-15
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Stellato, Bernard
James Morin
B: 1955-03-01
D: 2020-12-10
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Morin, James
Mary Ann Davis
B: 1936-07-08
D: 2020-12-08
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Davis, Mary Ann
Roberta Craig
B: 1941-12-28
D: 2020-11-27
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Craig, Roberta
Marie Murphy
B: 1929-05-16
D: 2020-11-20
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Murphy, Marie
John Murphy
B: 1928-07-21
D: 2020-11-13
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Murphy, John
Anna Waldynski
B: 1931-04-20
D: 2020-11-11
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Waldynski, Anna
James Tambasco
B: 1928-07-12
D: 2020-11-08
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Tambasco, James
Catherine Banta
B: 1934-03-29
D: 2020-11-07
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Banta, Catherine
Teresa Haver
B: 1927-04-09
D: 2020-10-24
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Haver, Teresa
Richard Wolff
B: 1963-11-06
D: 2020-10-22
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Wolff, Richard
Sophie Rusnica
B: 1929-12-28
D: 2020-10-17
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Rusnica, Sophie
Richard Furman
B: 1948-05-12
D: 2020-10-16
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Furman, Richard

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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.

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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?
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