Obituaries

Clement McDonald
B: 1939-10-20
D: 2017-04-24
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McDonald, Clement
Thomas Pientka
B: 1935-01-14
D: 2017-04-20
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Pientka, Thomas
Henry Emmons
B: 1965-09-27
D: 2017-04-19
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Emmons, Henry
Jill Sahlman
B: 1946-11-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Sahlman, Jill
Matthew Wills
B: 1949-02-23
D: 2017-04-16
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Wills, Matthew
Jenaya D'Amico
B: 2008-01-09
D: 2017-04-16
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D'Amico, Jenaya
Barbara Blair
B: 1950-11-23
D: 2017-04-12
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Blair, Barbara
Sonny Parrotte
B: 1968-12-07
D: 2017-04-12
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Parrotte, Sonny
Francis Provost
B: 1940-07-20
D: 2017-04-06
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Provost, Francis
Glenice Denison
B: 1934-03-28
D: 2017-04-04
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Denison, Glenice
John Griffin
B: 1963-11-17
D: 2017-04-02
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Griffin, John
Gary Langevin
B: 1947-02-06
D: 2017-04-01
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Langevin, Gary
Wendell Wescom
B: 1950-08-07
D: 2017-03-30
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Wescom, Wendell
Catherine Duval
B: 1926-04-28
D: 2017-03-30
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Duval, Catherine
David Babcock
B: 1950-01-14
D: 2017-03-28
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Babcock, David
Leonard Pilus
B: 1922-03-14
D: 2017-03-25
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Pilus, Leonard
Roland Wanser
B: 1936-01-31
D: 2017-03-23
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Wanser, Roland
Spencer Bruner
B: 1998-10-30
D: 2017-03-20
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Bruner, Spencer
Todd Chaffee
B: 1972-04-15
D: 2017-03-19
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Chaffee, Todd
Sally Spear
B: 1936-03-22
D: 2017-03-17
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Spear, Sally
Cyrus Salvas
B: 1981-05-06
D: 2017-03-11
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Salvas, Cyrus

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 802-849-6261 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.