Obituaries

Mikaela Conley
B: 1999-03-22
D: 2018-06-02
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Conley, Mikaela
Eugene Kelley
B: 1936-10-19
D: 2018-05-31
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Kelley, Eugene
Martha Irish
B: 1957-07-06
D: 2018-05-30
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Irish, Martha
Daphne Hinchcliffe
B: 1942-08-31
D: 2018-05-27
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Hinchcliffe, Daphne
Haven Ross
B: 1935-05-17
D: 2018-05-22
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Ross, Haven
Darlene Springer
B: 1953-07-15
D: 2018-05-21
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Springer, Darlene
James Wood
B: 1939-06-24
D: 2018-05-19
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Wood, James
Beverly Astbury
B: 1938-09-21
D: 2018-05-19
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Astbury, Beverly
Laurie Pullen
B: 1968-01-16
D: 2018-05-19
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Pullen, Laurie
Elizabeth Kirby
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2018-05-18
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Kirby, Elizabeth
Sarah Clark
B: 1933-04-03
D: 2018-05-13
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Clark, Sarah
Marilyn Parkinson
B: 1929-10-08
D: 2018-05-11
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Parkinson, Marilyn
Joseph Covino
B: 1921-11-08
D: 2018-05-08
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Covino, Joseph
Steven Swann
B: 1949-12-23
D: 2018-05-07
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Swann, Steven
Jonathan Hayes
B: 1953-06-19
D: 2018-05-05
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Hayes, Jonathan
Gail Durost
B: 1937-09-02
D: 2018-04-28
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Durost, Gail
Patrick Raspante
B: 1923-02-15
D: 2018-04-26
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Raspante, Patrick
Mary Wood
B: 1920-07-25
D: 2018-04-25
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Wood, Mary
Michael Smith
B: 1946-11-08
D: 2018-04-23
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Smith, Michael
Thomas Hinchcliffe
B: 1933-08-09
D: 2018-04-21
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Hinchcliffe, Thomas
Carroll Pinkham
B: 1931-04-01
D: 2018-04-18
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Pinkham, Carroll

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What is a Traditional Funeral?

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) 244-3183 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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