Obituaries

Barbara Murphy
B: 1931-10-25
D: 2020-02-16
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Murphy, Barbara
George Stratton
B: 1935-01-06
D: 2020-02-09
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Stratton, George
Constance Roche
B: 1930-11-03
D: 2020-02-08
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Roche, Constance
Lola Hoekstra
B: 1932-07-10
D: 2020-02-05
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Hoekstra, Lola
Helena Coley
B: 1957-04-03
D: 2020-01-23
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Coley, Helena
Galen Holmes
B: 1941-07-30
D: 2020-01-22
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Holmes, Galen
Dolores Neely
B: 1928-09-15
D: 2020-01-21
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Neely, Dolores
Mary Ermak
B: 1924-02-24
D: 2020-01-19
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Ermak, Mary
Michael Fleming
B: 1955-11-15
D: 2020-01-15
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Fleming, Michael
Antonio Pena
B: 2002-08-16
D: 2020-01-14
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Pena, Antonio
Peter Cornetta
B: 1952-09-30
D: 2020-01-08
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Cornetta, Peter
John D'Apollo
B: 1984-02-15
D: 2020-01-08
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D'Apollo, John
Walter Lucier
B: 1937-03-20
D: 2020-01-06
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Lucier, Walter
Richard Drohan
B: 1929-02-19
D: 2020-01-05
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Drohan, Richard
Joseph Girouard
B: 1931-12-14
D: 2020-01-03
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Girouard, Joseph
Thomas Holland
B: 1965-08-01
D: 2019-12-22
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Holland, Thomas
Susan Pratt
B: 1948-01-28
D: 2019-12-21
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Pratt, Susan
Phyllis Dubois
B: 1928-05-08
D: 2019-12-15
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Dubois, Phyllis
Deven Koenig
B: 1998-02-22
D: 2019-12-07
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Koenig, Deven
Roland Girouard
B: 1926-09-17
D: 2019-12-06
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Girouard, Roland
Nicholas Messinese
B: 1942-02-08
D: 2019-12-04
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Messinese, Nicholas

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The complete cremation service is another type of selected offering. This service will be just like a Complete Funeral Service except cremation will follow instead of the casketed burial. This can be accommodated by the use of a cremation casket (casket that is designed to be cremated) or even a rental casket may be used. Following the viewing, service or ceremony, and eventual cremation, the cremated remains can be buried, properly scattered, or returned to the family for safe keeping. Urns are used to hold the cremated remains.
 
The immediate cremation service can be arranged as an immediate disposition of the body, but is most times followed by a memorial service at the church, funeral home or other location. A Memorial Service is one where the body is not present. We recommend that if you select an immediate cremation that you are allowed a time, if possible, to privately view the body as a family. If the viewing can be done in a matter of a few hours after the death then embalming will not be necessary. If there is to be a long delay (more than 8-12 hours) then embalming would be encouraged. State laws vary as to when embalming becomes required. Viewing of the deceased is a very important step in acknowledging that the death has occurred. Having some type of service or ceremony is also a key ingredient to a healthy recovery of a loss due to a death.
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Even now, when cremation is fast becoming the preferred alternative to burial, people still come to us to learn more about the cremation process. If you have ever asked "what is cremation", this page was written for you.
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Do you think cremation is right for you, or a loved one? We provide a selection of cremation options designed to meet your financial and emotional needs.
Why Choose Cremation
If you're curious about why more families today are choosing cremation, this page details the various reasons and looks closely at costs.
The Cremation Process
Cremation has been around for centuries but there have been many changes in the process over the last half-century. Today, families can choose either traditional cremation or alkaline hydrolysis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you struggling to answer the question "what is cremation"? Are you curious about what's involved in making the cremation decision; or wonder if you can be involved in your loved one's cremation? This is the right page for you.