Obituaries

Debra Ripsz
B: 1960-09-15
D: 2018-04-24
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Ripsz, Debra
Helen Pietal
B: 1927-03-05
D: 2018-04-18
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Pietal, Helen
Claire Carter
B: 1946-05-30
D: 2018-04-08
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Carter, Claire
Eileen Kney
B: 1929-08-02
D: 2018-04-07
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Kney, Eileen
Richard Dumont
B: 1939-03-24
D: 2018-04-06
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Dumont, Richard
Elaine King
B: 1935-09-13
D: 2018-04-03
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King, Elaine
Chandrakant Khatri
B: 1941-11-01
D: 2018-04-02
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Khatri, Chandrakant
Robert Simonelli
B: 1929-08-01
D: 2018-03-29
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Simonelli, Robert
Julie Flynn
B: 1974-06-08
D: 2018-03-27
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Flynn, Julie
Domenick Freda
B: 1936-03-22
D: 2018-03-25
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Freda, Domenick
Richard Dyson
B: 1977-05-02
D: 2018-03-25
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Dyson, Richard
Susan Dussault
B: 1963-08-27
D: 2018-03-23
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Dussault, Susan
Alexandra Valoras
B: 2000-11-19
D: 2018-03-19
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Valoras, Alexandra
Mary Ann Smith
B: 1945-10-20
D: 2018-03-18
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Smith, Mary Ann
Lisa Giovanelli
B: 1962-04-26
D: 2018-03-16
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Giovanelli, Lisa
Brian Kelley
B: 1964-03-24
D: 2018-03-13
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Kelley, Brian
Shawn Contois
B: 1984-08-02
D: 2018-03-10
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Contois, Shawn
Margaret Brosnan
D: 2018-03-08
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Brosnan, Margaret
Stanley Matuzek
B: 1924-05-14
D: 2018-03-06
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Matuzek, Stanley
Hazel Simpson
B: 1928-04-10
D: 2018-03-06
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Simpson, Hazel
James Byrum
B: 1938-09-24
D: 2018-02-27
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Byrum, James

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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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