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Helen White
B: 1931-09-03
D: 2018-11-08
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White, Helen
Jean Otlowski
B: 1928-08-08
D: 2018-11-05
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Otlowski, Jean
Joanne Samplaski
B: 1937-03-01
D: 2018-10-22
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Samplaski, Joanne
Una Ryan
B: 1933-10-05
D: 2018-10-21
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Ryan, Una
Hon. John McGuirk
B: 1942-05-06
D: 2018-10-18
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McGuirk, Hon. John
Thomas Gamble
B: 1940-06-06
D: 2018-09-21
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Gamble, Thomas
Irma Perales
B: 1926-12-24
D: 2018-09-18
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Perales, Irma
Louis Graziano
B: 1929-11-08
D: 2018-09-13
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Graziano, Louis
Anna Boucher
B: 1941-06-14
D: 2018-09-13
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Boucher, Anna
Peter Melnick
B: 1946-05-17
D: 2018-09-11
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Melnick, Peter
Charles Piccininni
B: 1925-10-08
D: 2018-09-11
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Piccininni, Charles
James Scully
B: 1929-12-12
D: 2018-09-09
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Scully, James
Peter Legg
B: 1956-08-11
D: 2018-09-09
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Legg, Peter
Susan Kirkpatrick
B: 1952-07-05
D: 2018-09-08
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Kirkpatrick, Susan
Guido Bologna
B: 1931-10-31
D: 2018-09-06
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Bologna, Guido
Elizabeth Rich-Provenzano, Esq.
B: 1926-12-29
D: 2018-08-24
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Rich-Provenzano, Esq., Elizabeth
Kirsten Fahr
B: 1927-08-22
D: 2018-08-23
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Fahr, Kirsten
Patrick Campbell
B: 1944-03-31
D: 2018-08-21
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Campbell, Patrick
William Lightbody
B: 1962-12-13
D: 2018-08-16
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Lightbody, William
Richard Bittles
B: 1964-09-07
D: 2018-08-15
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Bittles, Richard
Ralph Friedel
B: 1934-08-25
D: 2018-08-13
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Friedel, Ralph

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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 (845) 534-9424 to begin.

Online Sources:

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