Obituaries

Rita Streeter
B: 1926-02-01
D: 2018-01-18
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Streeter, Rita
Viola Hover
B: 1924-06-22
D: 2018-01-16
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Hover, Viola
Charlie Moss
B: 1963-05-31
D: 2018-01-13
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Moss, Charlie
Judith Hall
B: 1941-03-11
D: 2018-01-12
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Hall, Judith
Dorothy Cetti
B: 1928-07-09
D: 2018-01-07
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Cetti, Dorothy
Richard Hines
B: 1935-01-17
D: 2018-01-05
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Hines, Richard
Bernice Kinna
B: 1926-07-03
D: 2018-01-05
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Kinna, Bernice
Gloria Rolland
B: 1922-01-11
D: 2018-01-02
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Rolland, Gloria
JoAnn Wells
B: 1939-03-03
D: 2018-01-01
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Wells, JoAnn
Patrick Morell
B: 1949-04-18
D: 2018-01-01
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Morell, Patrick
Thomas Naughton
B: 1926-06-16
D: 2018-01-01
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Naughton, Thomas
Robert Sullivan
B: 1944-12-16
D: 2017-12-31
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Sullivan, Robert
John Leahy
B: 1928-08-24
D: 2017-12-31
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Leahy, John
Alice Collins
B: 1933-02-05
D: 2017-12-28
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Collins, Alice
Walter Lofink
B: 1926-04-21
D: 2017-12-26
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Lofink, Walter
Sylvia Tonoli
B: 1931-07-25
D: 2017-12-25
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Tonoli, Sylvia
Earle Rathbun
B: 1932-09-17
D: 2017-12-22
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Rathbun, Earle
Brian Donovan
B: 1966-10-18
D: 2017-12-20
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Donovan, Brian
Susan Bristol
B: 1950-03-23
D: 2017-12-19
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Bristol, Susan
Mary Bastow
B: 1939-03-16
D: 2017-12-18
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Bastow, Mary
D. Amlaw
B: 1930-07-29
D: 2017-12-18
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Amlaw, D.

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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 413-443-9151 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.