Obituaries

Balliram Mahabal
B: 1950-07-30
D: 2022-09-24
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Mahabal, Balliram
Catherine Steinmann
B: 1948-04-21
D: 2022-09-23
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Steinmann, Catherine
Mollie Colasurdo
B: 1931-12-09
D: 2022-09-21
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Colasurdo, Mollie
Robert Caamaño
B: 1950-04-13
D: 2022-09-19
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Caamaño, Robert
Joanne Siegel
B: 1951-04-09
D: 2022-09-18
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Siegel, Joanne
Joan Waters
B: 1937-11-13
D: 2022-09-12
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Waters, Joan
Michael Gebert
B: 1993-10-29
D: 2022-09-11
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Gebert, Michael
Russell Figaredo
B: 1963-07-26
D: 2022-09-11
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Figaredo, Russell
Somanie Ramdial
B: 1950-08-10
D: 2022-09-10
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Ramdial, Somanie
Genaro Lantigua
B: 1928-09-19
D: 2022-09-10
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Lantigua, Genaro
Gobin Nanku
B: 1969-01-07
D: 2022-09-09
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Nanku, Gobin
Donna Cuervo
B: 1951-07-16
D: 2022-09-09
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Cuervo, Donna
Robert Gilbert
B: 1956-10-30
D: 2022-09-08
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Gilbert, Robert
Joseph Bartolotta
B: 1942-08-30
D: 2022-09-07
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Bartolotta, Joseph
Ram Barran
B: 1966-05-07
D: 2022-09-05
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Barran, Ram
Cathy Prendiville
B: 1959-05-08
D: 2022-09-02
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Prendiville, Cathy
Miguel Camacho
B: 1975-08-12
D: 2022-08-31
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Camacho, Miguel
Vejai Deonarain
B: 1957-07-09
D: 2022-08-28
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Deonarain, Vejai
Grace Acciarito
B: 1929-02-24
D: 2022-08-25
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Acciarito, Grace
Anthony Bruno
D: 2022-08-25
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Bruno, Anthony
Maria De Fatima Raposo
B: 1941-02-07
D: 2022-08-24
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De Fatima Raposo, Maria

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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 718-441-3300 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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