Obituaries

Anthony Inserra-Santiago
B: 2006-02-12
D: 2019-11-10
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Inserra-Santiago, Anthony
Frankie Torchia
B: 1986-08-13
D: 2019-10-29
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Torchia, Frankie
Renate Janis
B: 1945-09-05
D: 2019-10-26
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Janis, Renate
Verna Boor
B: 1926-10-14
D: 2019-10-10
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Boor, Verna
Joseph Damiano
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2019-10-07
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Damiano, Joseph
Shirley Fero
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2019-07-29
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Fero, Shirley
Diane Piazza
B: 1961-06-30
D: 2019-07-20
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Piazza, Diane
William Fonda
B: 1949-08-04
D: 2019-06-27
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Fonda, William
Carol Evers
B: 1953-04-21
D: 2019-06-05
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Evers, Carol
Frank Greco
B: 1941-10-20
D: 2019-05-28
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Greco, Frank
Anthony Collea
B: 1931-11-11
D: 2019-05-14
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Collea, Anthony
Charlene Crouse
B: 1939-03-31
D: 2019-05-08
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Crouse, Charlene
Ann Caruso
B: 1953-06-24
D: 2019-01-21
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Caruso, Ann
Lillian Hughes
B: 1926-01-22
D: 2019-01-05
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Hughes, Lillian
Ronald Cole
B: 1949-03-05
D: 2018-12-31
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Cole, Ronald
Jamie Shaffer
B: 1967-07-14
D: 2018-11-27
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Shaffer, Jamie
Russell Abbott
B: 1954-02-28
D: 2018-10-31
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Abbott, Russell
Angela Nole
B: 1935-08-05
D: 2018-10-19
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Nole, Angela
Kelly Sanford
B: 1967-05-02
D: 2018-10-07
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Sanford, Kelly
Michael Bello
B: 1932-06-07
D: 2018-05-11
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Bello, Michael
Mary Williams
B: 1955-11-15
D: 2018-04-21
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Williams, Mary

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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 315-724-4469 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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