Obituaries

Sandra DeGennaro
B: 1948-01-21
D: 2019-01-19
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DeGennaro, Sandra
Michael Kainski
B: 1915-01-28
D: 2019-01-14
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Kainski, Michael
Francis Tyler
B: 1929-05-21
D: 2019-01-14
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Tyler, Francis
Carol Hurlbut
B: 1946-11-29
D: 2019-01-11
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Hurlbut, Carol
Mildred Paine
B: 1935-03-30
D: 2019-01-10
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Paine, Mildred
Stephanie Pristera
B: 1948-11-29
D: 2019-01-09
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Pristera, Stephanie
Gale Budlong
B: 1941-09-06
D: 2019-01-09
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Budlong, Gale
Paul Thompson
B: 1934-07-22
D: 2019-01-04
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Thompson, Paul
Robert Seiple
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2018-12-27
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Seiple, Robert
Carol Burdick
B: 1950-07-08
D: 2018-12-25
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Burdick, Carol
Lorraine Augustine
B: 1959-01-29
D: 2018-12-23
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Augustine, Lorraine
Jonnie ThomasChamplin
B: 1958-04-03
D: 2018-12-21
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ThomasChamplin, Jonnie
William Grant
B: 1946-01-19
D: 2018-12-19
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Grant, William
Roger Jones
B: 1954-08-05
D: 2018-12-18
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Jones, Roger
Kevin Covich
B: 1952-05-28
D: 2018-12-16
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Covich, Kevin
Robert Kent
B: 1951-04-11
D: 2018-12-15
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Kent, Robert
Stephen Fosella
B: 1952-03-21
D: 2018-12-13
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Fosella, Stephen
Josephine Fedun
B: 1926-10-11
D: 2018-12-11
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Fedun, Josephine
George Dennis
B: 1946-12-11
D: 2018-12-09
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Dennis, George
James Cornish
B: 1934-12-10
D: 2018-12-08
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Cornish, James
Elizabeth Beckwith
B: 1929-02-18
D: 2018-12-03
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Beckwith, Elizabeth

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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