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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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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