Obituaries

Donna Hayes
B: 1968-05-09
D: 2018-11-11
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Hayes, Donna
Christopher DeCosta
B: 1986-01-16
D: 2018-11-03
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DeCosta, Christopher
Janina Grabowski
B: 1931-10-04
D: 2018-11-09
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Grabowski, Janina
Louisa Segato
B: 1925-11-24
D: 2018-11-04
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Segato, Louisa
Ruby Belmore
B: 1931-07-07
D: 2018-10-27
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Belmore, Ruby
Paul Oakley
B: 1967-01-26
D: 2018-10-27
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Oakley, Paul
Julia Parry
B: 1925-10-05
D: 2018-10-25
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Parry, Julia
Wanda Celeste
B: 1925-06-25
D: 2018-10-26
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Celeste, Wanda
Vincenzo Vergata
B: 1929-07-09
D: 2018-10-27
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Vergata, Vincenzo
David Wheaton
B: 1949-09-02
D: 2018-10-16
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Wheaton, David
Ilse Koos
B: 1934-04-16
D: 2018-10-17
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Koos, Ilse
Maureen Teichmann
B: 1955-08-29
D: 2018-10-11
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Teichmann, Maureen
Franciska Ferko
B: 1926-07-07
D: 2018-10-14
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Ferko, Franciska
David Mahler
B: 1948-02-14
D: 2018-10-12
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Mahler, David
Frances Duffy
B: 1934-01-29
D: 2018-10-14
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Duffy, Frances
Roque Acosta
B: 1944-01-14
D: 2018-09-24
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Acosta, Roque
Paul Fitzpatrick
B: 1964-03-04
D: 2018-10-06
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Fitzpatrick, Paul
Elizabeth Dal Bello
B: 1948-01-30
D: 2018-10-05
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Dal Bello, Elizabeth
Nicola Scarpetta
B: 1931-04-19
D: 2018-10-03
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Scarpetta, Nicola
Sr. Caroline Straus
B: 1927-02-25
D: 2018-09-28
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Straus, Sr. Caroline
William Kinrade
B: 1932-12-29
D: 2018-09-30
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Kinrade , William

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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 905-549-9955 to begin.

Online Sources:

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