Funeral Resources

For Family, Community, Posterity: Great-Uncle Jimmy

By |November 11th, 2020|

"Until all the world becomes a good neighborhood, Legionnaires must continue the effort to promote peace and good will on earth." (8th principle, The American Legion Preamble)   Joclyn Mary Crivello has few memories of Great-Uncle Jimmy. But she can be excused. As the youngest child in her family, born [...]

A Story of Roots: Carmen Luisa Boschetti Torres

By |July 5th, 2020|

"You can’t forget the past," Carmen Boschetti said. "That’s your family." She said this as we browsed through old family albums at her home art studio. I was there to learn about her mother, Carmen Torres, who had passed away three years ago. The years in Carmen Torres' life spanned nearly [...]

Five ways to deal with grief after losing someone

By |June 29th, 2020|

Losing someone important to you, whether that be a family member, friend, or beloved pet, is one of the hardest things we have to go through as humans. The grieving process can be long, arduous, and can leave us feeling lost without that person. In the worst cases, grief can [...]

Americans Embracing A New Mindset On Death And Funerals

By |June 24th, 2020|

Over the past twenty years, Americans have made dramatic changes in the ways we ritualize mourning and memorialize the dead. Today’s funeral services and burials still feature some traditional religious, ethnic, and patriotic elements. But the trend in funerals now is personalization. We want to celebrate the individual features of [...]

What is a green funeral?

By |June 23rd, 2020|

Do you try your best to lead a ‘green’ lifestyle? Are you conscious of your carbon footprint? If so, you may be interested to know that ‘green funerals,’ are growing in popularity as the eco-friendly version of a traditional, western funeral. When you stop to consider the pleasantries of [...]

Lord of The Rings Actor Ian Holm dead at 88

By |June 21st, 2020|

English actor, Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert, popularly known as Ian Holm, died at the ripe age of 88 years old after battling Parkinson's disease. Ian Holm was an award-winning actor who famously played the role of Bilbo Baggin in the popular movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings. He also [...]

Organizing a Funeral

By |June 15th, 2020|

Giving a departed loved one a befitting send-off is the best way to pay your last respect. Planning a funeral is usually an expensive and emotional process. It is always marred with lots of uncertainty. Most people discuss their wishes before death. This is vital in giving family members and [...]

Choosing the Right Funeral Poem

By |June 13th, 2020|

Losing a loved one or friend is one of the most heartbreaking moments you can experience. Giving them a befitting send-off is one thing you should do to pay your last respects. One way to go about it by reciting a good funeral poem to honor the departed and other [...]

Funeral Poems for Mom

By |November 26th, 2019|

Planning arrangements, putting together a funeral program, picking out funeral music, and the legalities of organizing a funeral service for your mother can be very stressful. Finding the right words to say in remembrance of her during a moment of reflection or eulogy can become an extremely daunting task. Sometimes you [...]


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