Obituaries

Gloria Botting
B: 1938-03-25
D: 2020-08-01
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Botting, Gloria
Aline Dube
B: 1939-06-14
D: 2020-08-01
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Dube, Aline
Russell Rock
B: 1945-09-06
D: 2020-07-29
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Rock, Russell
Wendell Field
B: 1936-05-29
D: 2020-07-27
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Field, Wendell
Marion Donovan
B: 1922-10-20
D: 2020-07-21
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Donovan, Marion
Wallace Harvey
B: 1932-10-28
D: 2020-07-17
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Harvey, Wallace
Heidi Nason
B: 1972-07-10
D: 2020-07-16
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Nason, Heidi
Arthur Howell
B: 1941-02-11
D: 2020-07-09
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Howell, Arthur
Adrienne Bartlett
B: 1925-06-12
D: 2020-07-01
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Bartlett, Adrienne
Marilyn McNally
B: 1927-10-25
D: 2020-06-30
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McNally, Marilyn
Anita Thornton
B: 1944-04-18
D: 2020-06-27
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Thornton, Anita
Jackolyn Hancock
B: 1939-09-08
D: 2020-06-27
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Hancock, Jackolyn
Stephen Giles
B: 1964-07-11
D: 2020-06-24
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Giles, Stephen
Mary Kelly
B: 1924-01-17
D: 2020-06-21
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Kelly, Mary
Donald McNally
B: 1948-06-10
D: 2020-06-20
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McNally, Donald
Kris Watson
B: 1954-01-31
D: 2020-06-14
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Watson, Kris
Merlin Morse
B: 1935-03-24
D: 2020-06-06
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Morse, Merlin
Olive Tarr
B: 1935-12-21
D: 2020-06-06
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Tarr, Olive
James McCordic
B: 1942-02-01
D: 2020-06-04
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McCordic, James
Paul LaPointe
B: 1950-01-20
D: 2020-05-28
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LaPointe, Paul
Geraldine Rairdon
B: 1934-12-20
D: 2020-05-19
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Rairdon, Geraldine

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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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