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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Why Choose Cremation

Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing cremation over traditional casketed burial.

Cremation Costs are Only One Reason

Given the religious, ethnic, and regional diversity among us, there are many other reasons for the dramatic rise in the number of cremations performed each year. According to Tyler Mathisen of NBC, one of those reasons "is the softening of the Catholic church's views of the practice. For centuries – until 1963, in fact – the church outlawed it. The church's laws still express a preference for burial. But the outright ban is a thing of the past."  

He goes on to tell readers that the decline in nuclear families is another reason. "As more Americans live far from hometowns and parents, and as family burial plots have waned in popularity and accessibility, millions have turned to cremation as a practical and cost-effective way to care for a loved one's remains."

Cremation also allows a family the flexibility they may need in planning and preparing for a memorial service, celebration-of-life, or a scattering ceremony. While the cremation process can occur almost immediately (once all the proper paperwork is complete), the decisions required in planning a meaningful memorial for a loved one can be made in a relaxed, rational way.

You can also be sure that concern for the environment ranks high among many who choose cremation. Casketed and embalmed remains take up cemetery space and can pollute the ground water but many still question the amount of atmospheric pollution created by the cremation process.

Are You Ready to Talk about Cremation?

We want you to know that no matter your reasons for choosing cremation, we're here to help you explore your options. When you're ready, call us at (207) 532-3333 to set an appointment or simply drop by our office. You can also send us an email via our online contact us form.

Online Sources:

Mathisen, Tyler, "Cremation is the Hottest Trend in the Funeral Industry".

 

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