Obituaries

Isabella Broder
B: 1929-07-27
D: 2020-01-22
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Broder, Isabella
Donald Shorey
B: 1939-10-07
D: 2020-01-19
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Shorey , Donald
Lori Williams
B: 1981-12-10
D: 2020-01-18
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Williams , Lori
Hope Phillips
B: 1980-06-24
D: 2020-01-15
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Phillips, Hope
Eugene Irish
B: 1954-07-15
D: 2020-01-06
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Irish, Eugene
Agnes Howes
B: 1918-10-00
D: 2020-01-01
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Howes, Agnes
Madeline Hand
B: 1940-01-13
D: 2019-12-31
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Hand , Madeline
Terrence Larson
B: 1949-08-15
D: 2019-12-30
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Larson, Terrence
James Tarr
B: 1945-01-28
D: 2019-12-27
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Tarr, James
Donna Hersey
B: 1932-11-13
D: 2019-12-23
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Hersey , Donna
Mae Bouchard
B: 1940-04-14
D: 2019-12-21
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Bouchard, Mae
Daniel Baker
B: 1931-06-04
D: 2019-12-20
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Baker , Daniel
Diane Ross
B: 1943-07-12
D: 2019-12-15
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Ross, Diane
Emil Russell
B: 1916-12-15
D: 2019-12-13
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Russell , Emil
Shirley Merrill
D: 2019-12-12
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Merrill , Shirley
Charlene Webb
B: 1930-06-01
D: 2019-12-11
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Webb , Charlene
Richard Morin
D: 2019-12-11
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Morin , Richard
Paulette McMannus
B: 1946-10-20
D: 2019-12-11
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McMannus , Paulette
David Britton
B: 1951-01-12
D: 2019-12-10
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Britton, David
Laurence Boyce
B: 1954-01-14
D: 2019-11-30
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Boyce , Laurence
Nancy McGraw
B: 1937-06-08
D: 2019-11-14
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McGraw , Nancy

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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 (207) 532-3333 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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