Obituaries

Edward Bradstreet
B: 1955-09-07
D: 2019-05-16
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Bradstreet , Edward
Mavis Smallwood
B: 1945-02-14
D: 2019-05-07
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Smallwood, Mavis
James Raymond
B: 1945-05-02
D: 2019-05-07
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Raymond, James
Nancy Scott
B: 1958-11-25
D: 2019-05-06
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Scott , Nancy
Rhonda Berry
B: 1956-06-13
D: 2019-05-03
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Berry, Rhonda
Sandra Grant
B: 1950-04-12
D: 2019-05-02
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Grant, Sandra
Margaret Campbell
B: 1934-01-26
D: 2019-05-01
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Campbell , Margaret
Neal Botting
B: 1932-06-18
D: 2019-04-29
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Botting , Neal
Norman Thompson
B: 1944-05-20
D: 2019-04-25
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Thompson, Norman
Rena Curtis
B: 1931-01-01
D: 2019-04-24
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Curtis , Rena
Janet Hardy
B: 1934-09-13
D: 2019-04-23
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Hardy, Janet
Joseph Beaulieu
B: 1958-03-09
D: 2019-04-23
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Beaulieu, Joseph
Julia Watson
B: 1930-12-31
D: 2019-04-22
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Watson, Julia
Jane Hughes
B: 1951-11-26
D: 2019-04-21
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Hughes , Jane
Adrian Carver
B: 1920-03-15
D: 2019-04-19
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Carver , Adrian
Kathy Unterreiner
B: 1958-10-15
D: 2019-04-15
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Unterreiner, Kathy
Joanne Rockwell
B: 1940-08-05
D: 2019-04-14
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Rockwell, Joanne
Donald Perfitt
B: 1933-03-02
D: 2019-04-13
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Perfitt, Donald
Mary Field
B: 1934-09-12
D: 2019-04-13
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Field , Mary
Steven DeWitt
B: 1953-07-04
D: 2019-04-10
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DeWitt , Steven
Daniel Chasse
B: 1954-10-03
D: 2019-04-07
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Chasse, Daniel

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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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