Traditional Funeral Service
A funeral is an important event that reflects the personality of the deceased
loved one. Funerals give us a time and place to grieve so that we may begin to
heel and adjust to life without our loved one. Usually the gathering time is a set
time period when family and friends can meet to offer condolences, share
stories, and offer support. The gatherings can be open to everyone or can be a
After the gathering there is a ceremony which may contain prayers, eulogies
and music; such as a funeral Mass or a funeral Service which can be at a
church, a chapel, the funeral home, or other suitable place. This service led by
clergy or a person trained in funeral ceremony.
Following the funeral Service or Mass the deceased is taken to the cemetery
or crematory. At the cemetery there may be a short service and Military Honors
then the casket would be placed for final disposition, either in a cemetery grave
or mausoleum crypt. If cremation was selected, final placement and service
may take place at a later date.
After the service there is often a gathering of friends and family to continue the
celebration of a life, to share memories and show support to loved ones.
Families often share a meal, photo slide show and continue the eulogies.
Every family's needs will be different and every funeral is customized to meet
those needs. Use the above information as a guide to select the services we
can provide to give your loved one the type of funeral you want.
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