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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.
As a licensed funeral director, I’m often asked, “Do I have to wear black to a funeral?” The answer is, no, black is not the only acceptable color to wear to a funeral or memorial service. There are, however, certain recommendations of etiquette to follow when selecting an outfit. I came across a wonderful article […]Continue Reading
Many people assume that whomever had power of attorney during life will continue to have the legal authority to make decisions following death. This assumption is incorrect the majority of the time. A power of attorney is simply a document granting another person permission to act on their behalf during their life. Power of attorney […]Continue Reading
The term “pallbearer” comes from the Catholic faith. A pall is a cloth that covers the casket during a funeral mass. Regardless of whether the casket is modest or elaborate, the pall signifies that all are equal before God. The pallbearers’ responsibility is to carry the casket when needed, such as in and out of […]Continue Reading
The Huffington Post published an online article by Yagana Shah entitled, “Eight Famous People and their Equally Famous Last Words.” It really got me thinking – what would I want my last words to be? Here is a brief overview of Ms. Shah’s article. 1. “No, I certainly can’t.” – President John F. […]Continue Reading