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Rosemary Maiforth
B: 1928-10-18
D: 2017-10-20
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Maiforth, Rosemary
Arthur Conte
B: 1933-07-10
D: 2017-10-01
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Conte, Arthur
Louis Coniglio
B: 1928-03-04
D: 2017-09-30
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Coniglio, Louis
Virginia Grignon
B: 1954-04-23
D: 2017-09-19
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Grignon, Virginia
Graciela De Sanctis
B: 1927-10-22
D: 2017-09-18
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De Sanctis, Graciela
Filomena Menechella
B: 1920-08-31
D: 2017-09-10
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Menechella, Filomena
Luz Martinez
B: 1930-07-07
D: 2017-09-09
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Martinez, Luz
Betty Montalbano
B: 1943-07-11
D: 2017-09-05
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Montalbano, Betty
Matthew Tallini
B: 1977-01-13
D: 2017-08-12
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Tallini, Matthew
Ann Haas
B: 1929-10-07
D: 2017-07-23
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Haas, Ann
Fred Krines
B: 1961-09-10
D: 2017-07-15
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Krines, Fred
Dorothy Mai
B: 1930-11-27
D: 2017-07-13
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Mai, Dorothy
Rose Gorman
B: 1923-01-04
D: 2017-07-13
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Gorman, Rose
Dolores DeBiase
B: 1930-09-20
D: 2017-07-11
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DeBiase, Dolores
Steven Luisi
B: 1930-08-03
D: 2017-07-05
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Luisi, Steven
Donna Abruzzo
B: 1957-07-25
D: 2017-07-01
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Abruzzo, Donna
Dorothy Speer
B: 1922-06-10
D: 2017-06-29
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Speer, Dorothy
Nevenca Jelencovich
B: 1925-05-25
D: 2017-06-25
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Jelencovich, Nevenca
Dorothy Murawski
B: 1931-09-28
D: 2017-06-22
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Murawski, Dorothy
Susan Kestner
B: 1932-11-16
D: 2017-06-14
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Kestner, Susan
Roberta Polce
B: 1969-06-15
D: 2017-06-11
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Polce, Roberta

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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 718-894-5500 to begin.

Online Sources:

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