Obituaries

Marlene Perras
B: 1936-04-20
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Perras, Marlene
Danny Peterson
B: 1949-01-12
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Peterson, Danny
Alfred Cardin
B: 1923-06-21
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Cardin, Alfred
Rita Guertin
B: 1929-05-29
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Guertin, Rita
Irene Atchue
B: 1925-03-17
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Atchue, Irene
Dominic Colorio
B: 1983-08-26
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Colorio, Dominic
Aime Boucher
B: 1943-04-02
D: 2018-09-28
View Details
Boucher, Aime
Margaret King
B: 1928-09-11
D: 2018-09-25
View Details
King, Margaret
Marjorie Fortier
B: 1929-07-23
D: 2018-09-24
View Details
Fortier, Marjorie
James Broquist
B: 1971-11-09
D: 2018-09-17
View Details
Broquist, James
Sherman Rivolla
B: 1941-05-02
D: 2018-09-13
View Details
Rivolla, Sherman
Helen Stone
B: 1925-12-09
D: 2018-09-13
View Details
Stone, Helen
Janet Magnant
B: 1928-03-24
D: 2018-09-12
View Details
Magnant, Janet
Janet Charest
B: 1934-11-23
D: 2018-08-29
View Details
Charest, Janet
Deepak Bedi
D: 2018-08-27
View Details
Bedi, Deepak
Wayne LeBlanc
B: 1961-03-15
D: 2018-08-23
View Details
LeBlanc, Wayne
Ann Barrett
B: 1932-02-21
D: 2018-08-19
View Details
Barrett, Ann
Mark Rossi
B: 1952-11-24
D: 2018-08-15
View Details
Rossi, Mark
Alfred Laflamme
B: 1960-05-02
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Laflamme, Alfred
Adele Haynes
B: 1930-10-05
D: 2018-08-01
View Details
Haynes, Adele
Tess Kelly
B: 1993-01-14
D: 2018-07-30
View Details
Kelly, Tess

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-4491
Fax:

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.