Obituaries

Leo Blankhorn
B: 1935-04-03
D: 2018-08-14
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Blankhorn, Leo
Victor Cohun
B: 1944-12-04
D: 2018-08-12
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Cohun, Victor
Harold Sykes
B: 1937-02-18
D: 2018-08-12
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Sykes, Harold
Dorothy Wnuk
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2018-08-11
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Wnuk, Dorothy
Russell Harrington
B: 1943-02-25
D: 2018-08-11
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Harrington, Russell
Katherine Gagnon
B: 1949-08-19
D: 2018-08-07
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Gagnon, Katherine
Henry Butler
B: 1917-03-26
D: 2018-08-05
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Butler, Henry
John Murphy
B: 1918-06-10
D: 2018-08-01
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Murphy, John
Edna Taylor
B: 1933-05-12
D: 2018-08-01
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Taylor, Edna
Amparo Gomba
B: 1931-02-02
D: 2018-07-29
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Gomba, Amparo
Richard Burns
B: 1936-09-14
D: 2018-07-28
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Burns, Richard
Patrick Guiheen
B: 1929-03-13
D: 2018-07-26
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Guiheen, Patrick
Constance Bartlett
B: 1931-06-27
D: 2018-07-25
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Bartlett, Constance
Eugene Ryscavage
B: 1927-12-30
D: 2018-07-24
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Ryscavage, Eugene
Fred Stolle Jr
B: 1926-10-23
D: 2018-07-23
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Stolle Jr, Fred
Charlotte Coe
B: 1925-11-14
D: 2018-07-23
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Coe, Charlotte
Anthony Socha
B: 1938-01-05
D: 2018-07-22
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Socha, Anthony
Paula Michaud
B: 1956-01-16
D: 2018-07-18
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Michaud, Paula
Kevin Hill
B: 1956-12-18
D: 2018-07-15
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Hill, Kevin
Karl Kellner
B: 1944-07-03
D: 2018-07-14
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Kellner, Karl
SGM (R) Chester Morgan
B: 1937-05-18
D: 2018-07-14
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Morgan, SGM (R) Chester

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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 (860) 875-5490 to begin.

Online Sources:

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