Obituaries

Clarene Proute
D: 2019-09-16
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Proute, Clarene
Edele Dupuy Bernard
D: 2019-09-16
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Bernard, Edele Dupuy
Earnley Branch
D: 2019-09-14
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Branch, Earnley
Miquel M. Smith
D: 2019-09-09
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Smith, Miquel M.
Rhonda Russo
D: 2019-09-08
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Russo, Rhonda
Janet Hunte
D: 2019-09-07
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Hunte, Janet
Linda Duncan
D: 2019-09-03
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Duncan, Linda
Jean Marie Joseph
D: 2019-08-24
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Joseph, Jean Marie
Tina Ufie
D: 2019-08-21
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Ufie, Tina
Lloyd Gorkin
D: 2019-08-20
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Gorkin, Lloyd
Gregory Michael Ramirez
D: 2019-08-19
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Ramirez, Gregory Michael
Cecilia Markle
D: 2019-08-18
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Markle, Cecilia
Aileen Holder
D: 2019-08-17
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Holder, Aileen
Marie Jean Baptiste
D: 2019-08-13
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Jean Baptiste, Marie
Dwayne Baldwin
D: 2019-08-12
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Baldwin, Dwayne
Vincent D. Alphonso
D: 2019-08-11
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Alphonso, Vincent D.
James Graham
D: 2019-08-10
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Graham, James
Catherine Powar
D: 2019-08-09
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Powar, Catherine
Dolores Nilsen
D: 2019-08-08
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Nilsen, Dolores
Joyce Birch
D: 2019-08-08
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Birch, Joyce
Marcia Greenidge
D: 2019-08-08
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Greenidge, Marcia

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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 (718) 377-5200 to begin.

Online Sources:

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