Obituaries

Carmela Smith
B: 1927-07-10
D: 2017-12-09
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Smith, Carmela
MaryAnn Puebla
B: 1939-09-13
D: 2017-12-08
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Puebla, MaryAnn
Roger Groulx
B: 1945-01-22
D: 2017-12-08
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Groulx, Roger
April Havens
B: 1998-04-28
D: 2017-12-06
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Havens, April
Kevin Cubilete
B: 1958-03-20
D: 2017-12-04
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Cubilete, Kevin
Donna Cummings-Howarth
B: 1944-12-31
D: 2017-12-03
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Cummings-Howarth, Donna
Christopher Scigliano
B: 1973-04-07
D: 2017-12-02
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Scigliano, Christopher
Luis Morales
B: 1937-12-20
D: 2017-12-01
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Morales, Luis
Kent Lowry
B: 1943-05-23
D: 2017-12-01
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Lowry, Kent
Geraldine Kellogg
B: 1943-06-24
D: 2017-11-30
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Kellogg, Geraldine
James Alvarez
B: 1991-10-05
D: 2017-11-26
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Alvarez, James
Joshua Murphy Folsom
B: 1985-07-17
D: 2017-11-26
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Murphy Folsom, Joshua
Peter Barker
B: 1947-03-22
D: 2017-11-24
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Barker, Peter
Patricia Wittrock
B: 1946-02-23
D: 2017-11-23
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Wittrock, Patricia
Edward Maynard
B: 1943-06-29
D: 2017-11-23
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Maynard, Edward
Steven Hurner
B: 1947-01-26
D: 2017-11-22
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Hurner, Steven
Sylvia Henry
B: 1925-06-13
D: 2017-11-21
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Henry, Sylvia
Jeremiah Stalvey
B: 2017-09-29
D: 2017-11-20
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Stalvey, Jeremiah
Frank Saldana
B: 1960-01-16
D: 2017-11-18
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Saldana, Frank
Ronald Marsh
B: 1944-03-23
D: 2017-11-18
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Marsh, Ronald
Susan DeRosse
B: 1959-06-16
D: 2017-11-18
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DeRosse, Susan

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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 813-677-9494 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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