Obituaries

Bruce Gamage
B: 1926-04-06
D: 2017-06-23
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Gamage, Bruce
Harold Rogers
B: 1932-05-03
D: 2017-06-22
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Rogers, Harold
Edith Davis
B: 1946-09-08
D: 2017-06-16
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Davis, Edith
Permilla de Rochemont
B: 1925-07-24
D: 2017-06-13
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de Rochemont, Permilla
Nancy Stokes
B: 1927-04-03
D: 2017-06-12
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Stokes, Nancy
Wayne Steeves
B: 1946-06-12
D: 2017-06-08
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Steeves, Wayne
Beatrice Winslow
B: 1933-10-21
D: 2017-06-06
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Winslow, Beatrice
Gosta Meklin
B: 1932-06-22
D: 2017-06-04
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Meklin, Gosta
Scott Young
B: 1954-12-16
D: 2017-06-04
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Young, Scott
Neva Heath
B: 1933-05-20
D: 2017-06-02
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Heath, Neva
Margaret Tinker
B: 1914-09-24
D: 2017-05-31
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Tinker, Margaret
William Butterfield
B: 1922-04-12
D: 2017-05-29
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Butterfield, William
Zachary Elwell
B: 1996-02-08
D: 2017-05-25
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Elwell, Zachary
Lista Colson
B: 1945-01-04
D: 2017-05-18
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Colson, Lista
Raymond Fogarty
B: 1920-06-21
D: 2017-05-17
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Fogarty, Raymond
Alan Drinkwater
B: 1954-04-03
D: 2017-05-15
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Drinkwater, Alan
Kathleen Galli-Hooper
B: 1947-07-10
D: 2017-05-15
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Galli-Hooper, Kathleen
Sarah Roberts
B: 1916-07-14
D: 2017-05-14
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Roberts, Sarah
Randall Maloney
B: 1967-05-15
D: 2017-05-12
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Maloney, Randall
Janet Davis
B: 1934-04-08
D: 2017-05-10
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Davis, Janet
Thomas Leonard
D: 2017-05-09
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Leonard, Thomas

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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 207-594-4212 to begin.

Online Sources:

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