Obituaries

Thomas Terzakis
B: 1930-10-05
D: 2018-11-13
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Terzakis, Thomas
Joseph Tripp
B: 1958-07-13
D: 2018-11-11
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Tripp, Joseph
Elena Milone
B: 1937-12-08
D: 2018-11-10
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Milone, Elena
Gertrude Barrett
B: 1921-06-03
D: 2018-11-09
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Barrett, Gertrude
Jane DelPomo
B: 1948-09-26
D: 2018-11-07
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DelPomo, Jane
Joseph Adante
B: 1942-08-07
D: 2018-11-06
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Adante, Joseph
Korie Yu
B: 1990-06-04
D: 2018-10-31
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Yu, Korie
John Saldibar
B: 1922-11-25
D: 2018-10-30
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Saldibar, John
Diane Hunter
B: 1956-01-12
D: 2018-10-28
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Hunter, Diane
Linda Zavatkay
B: 1954-03-23
D: 2018-10-28
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Zavatkay, Linda
Donald Cusack
B: 1944-06-18
D: 2018-10-27
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Cusack, Donald
Pamela Gardner
B: 1969-04-28
D: 2018-10-25
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Gardner, Pamela
John Luth
B: 1942-04-30
D: 2018-10-24
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Luth, John
James Robinson
B: 1950-10-01
D: 2018-10-22
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Robinson, James
James Oliver
B: 1984-07-28
D: 2018-10-22
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Oliver, James
John Davison
B: 1923-09-13
D: 2018-10-21
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Davison, John
Anne McDaniel
B: 1935-05-16
D: 2018-10-19
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McDaniel, Anne
Joseph Ridarelli
B: 1955-05-10
D: 2018-10-18
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Ridarelli, Joseph
William Tiffany
B: 1957-11-11
D: 2018-10-11
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Tiffany, William
Jeannine Gasparini
B: 1928-04-21
D: 2018-10-11
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Gasparini, Jeannine
Harold O'Connor
B: 1933-12-08
D: 2018-10-11
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O'Connor, Harold

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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 203-934-7921 to begin.

Online Sources:

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