Obituaries

Michael Vito DeCaprio
D: 2019-05-23
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DeCaprio, Michael Vito
Rose Marie Louhisdon
D: 2019-05-15
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Louhisdon, Rose Marie
James Sookdeow
D: 2019-05-10
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Sookdeow, James
Carlot Ernest Moise
D: 2019-05-09
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Moise, Carlot Ernest
Leo Peters
D: 2019-05-09
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Peters, Leo
Edris Hardwood
D: 2019-05-07
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Hardwood, Edris
Melvia Tucker
D: 2019-05-05
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Tucker, Melvia
Donna M. Sturm
D: 2019-05-04
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Sturm, Donna M.
Deacon Magloire Marcel
D: 2019-05-03
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Marcel, Deacon Magloire
Praxedes Calo
D: 2019-05-02
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Calo, Praxedes
Yvonne Edwards
D: 2019-04-29
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Edwards, Yvonne
Thomas Coyle
D: 2019-04-24
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Coyle, Thomas
Esmie Coerbell
D: 2019-04-24
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Coerbell, Esmie
Florence Santiago
D: 2019-04-23
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Santiago, Florence
Michael Vinci
D: 2019-04-20
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Vinci, Michael
Michael Caputo
D: 2019-04-19
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Caputo, Michael
Frank Colella
D: 2019-04-19
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Colella, Frank
Armando Esposito
D: 2019-04-19
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Esposito, Armando
Grace Lipari
D: 2019-04-15
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Lipari, Grace
Violet Zaccheo
D: 2019-04-07
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Zaccheo, Violet
Jacuecilia Philomene Valbrun Edouard
D: 2019-04-04
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Edouard, Jacuecilia Philomene Valbrun

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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