Obituaries

ALphonse P. Lanzetta
D: 2018-11-12
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Lanzetta, ALphonse P.
Thomas S. Utecht
D: 2018-11-09
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Utecht, Thomas S.
Megan Francis
D: 2018-11-05
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Francis, Megan
Helen Montrose Forde
D: 2018-11-05
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Forde, Helen Montrose
Vincent Gambale
D: 2018-11-01
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Gambale, Vincent
Mauvine Felipa
D: 2018-10-30
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Felipa, Mauvine
Gloria Varban
D: 2018-10-27
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Varban, Gloria
Margaret Demeter
D: 2018-10-27
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Demeter, Margaret
Vera Mascolo
D: 2018-10-24
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Mascolo, Vera
Francesco Salerno
D: 2018-10-22
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Salerno, Francesco
Ghislaine W. D'Apollon
D: 2018-10-16
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D'Apollon, Ghislaine W.
Brother Becket Ryan OSF
D: 2018-10-16
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Ryan OSF, Brother Becket
Helen Liston Harvey
D: 2018-10-14
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Harvey, Helen Liston
Alice R. Brusati
D: 2018-10-12
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Brusati, Alice R.
Andre Petitme
D: 2018-10-12
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Petitme, Andre
George Christian
D: 2018-10-12
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Christian, George
Brother Gerald Patrick Hedrick, OSF
D: 2018-10-11
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Hedrick, OSF, Brother Gerald Patrick
Jack Arnold
D: 2018-10-07
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Arnold, Jack
Evangeline Barrow
D: 2018-10-02
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Barrow, Evangeline
Joseph Lovoi
D: 2018-09-26
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Lovoi, Joseph
Yves Andre Jerome
D: 2018-09-22
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Jerome, Yves Andre

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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