William Morrissey
B: 1918-12-09
D: 2018-03-15
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Morrissey, William
Charles Bellina
B: 1927-02-18
D: 2018-03-15
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Bellina, Charles
Kampta Persaud
B: 1968-08-19
D: 2018-03-14
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Persaud, Kampta
Cathleen Marincsak
B: 1942-04-30
D: 2018-03-14
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Marincsak, Cathleen
Marie Franzese
B: 1928-01-07
D: 2018-03-13
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Franzese, Marie
Otto DiMiceli
B: 1929-09-20
D: 2018-03-12
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DiMiceli, Otto
Ana Laguerra Mounier
B: 1940-03-29
D: 2018-03-12
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Laguerra Mounier, Ana
Sanchari Matadin
B: 1945-07-28
D: 2018-03-12
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Matadin, Sanchari
John Breen
B: 1936-07-11
D: 2018-03-11
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Breen, John
Indarmatti Raghubar
B: 1936-03-17
D: 2018-03-08
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Raghubar, Indarmatti
Peter Romanello
B: 1927-12-26
D: 2018-03-08
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Romanello, Peter
Premdat Santokhi
B: 1942-03-30
D: 2018-03-08
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Santokhi, Premdat
Joseph Palmieri
B: 1943-06-15
D: 2018-03-07
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Palmieri, Joseph
William Mullan
B: 1933-03-13
D: 2018-03-06
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Mullan, William
Ralph Luca
B: 1940-02-16
D: 2018-03-06
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Luca, Ralph
Omar Permaul
B: 1953-10-24
D: 2018-03-06
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Permaul, Omar
Catherine Maxner
B: 1929-01-07
D: 2018-03-05
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Maxner, Catherine
Paul Cunniffe
B: 1931-09-30
D: 2018-03-04
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Cunniffe, Paul
Rabinandanie Ramji
B: 1938-11-13
D: 2018-03-03
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Ramji, Rabinandanie
Vincent Cucchiara
B: 1951-08-15
D: 2018-03-01
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Cucchiara, Vincent
Francis Gander
B: 1933-07-03
D: 2018-02-28
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Gander, Francis


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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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