Obituaries

John Vetere
B: 1931-11-08
D: 2019-03-16
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Vetere, John
Donna Allen
B: 1954-08-24
D: 2019-03-13
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Allen, Donna
Norma Richardson
B: 1940-12-02
D: 2019-03-11
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Richardson, Norma
Norman Pellescki
B: 1930-05-26
D: 2019-03-10
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Pellescki, Norman
Stephen Pascarella
B: 1951-01-27
D: 2019-02-27
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Pascarella, Stephen
Frank Mentesana
B: 1958-10-02
D: 2019-02-27
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Mentesana, Frank
George Otero
B: 1942-05-13
D: 2019-02-26
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Otero, George
Maureen Waight
B: 1942-11-10
D: 2019-02-22
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Waight, Maureen
Joseph Cavuto
B: 1919-09-15
D: 2019-02-21
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Cavuto, Joseph
Donald Stefano
B: 1937-05-17
D: 2019-02-20
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Stefano, Donald
Joseph Gianni
B: 1951-04-29
D: 2019-02-15
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Gianni, Joseph
Rose Marie Daniels
B: 1933-07-10
D: 2019-02-12
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Daniels, Rose Marie
Robert Bell
B: 1934-05-28
D: 2019-02-10
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Bell, Robert
Frank Bellapianta
B: 1920-08-01
D: 2019-02-06
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Bellapianta, Frank
Zackeri Vacha
B: 1996-04-29
D: 2019-02-05
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Vacha, Zackeri
Maria Rossi
B: 1938-05-01
D: 2019-02-03
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Rossi, Maria
Rosalie Albano
B: 1933-06-14
D: 2019-02-02
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Albano, Rosalie
Joseph D'Arpino
B: 1944-09-15
D: 2019-02-01
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D'Arpino, Joseph
Joseph Follaco
B: 1929-06-07
D: 2019-01-31
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Follaco, Joseph
Anthony Varricchio
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2019-01-30
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Varricchio, Anthony
Lorraine Cristantiello
B: 1933-07-28
D: 2019-01-26
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Cristantiello, Lorraine

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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 585-429-6700 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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