Obituaries

William Turcotte
B: 1945-10-30
D: 2022-05-23
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Turcotte, William
Jeannette Lagace
B: 1938-01-16
D: 2022-05-23
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Lagace, Jeannette
Richard Raynes
B: 1936-07-10
D: 2022-05-20
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Raynes, Richard
Jeannine Pare
B: 1930-10-31
D: 2022-05-16
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Pare, Jeannine
Mark Gould
B: 1953-05-17
D: 2022-05-14
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Gould, Mark
Heidi Ott
B: 1966-08-19
D: 2022-05-13
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Ott, Heidi
Normande Redmond
B: 1926-07-10
D: 2022-05-11
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Redmond, Normande
Stephen Morrissette
B: 1955-12-21
D: 2022-05-11
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Morrissette, Stephen
Candace Sloma
B: 1929-05-27
D: 2022-05-10
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Sloma, Candace
Benoit Garand
B: 1942-04-13
D: 2022-05-07
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Garand, Benoit
Bernadette Paradis
B: 1930-05-18
D: 2022-05-06
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Paradis, Bernadette
James Leonard
B: 1931-03-07
D: 2022-05-06
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Leonard, James
Suzanne Michaud
B: 1947-10-15
D: 2022-05-01
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Michaud, Suzanne
Jeanne Bigos
B: 1935-06-17
D: 2022-04-30
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Bigos, Jeanne
Rita Fortin
B: 1941-04-13
D: 2022-04-29
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Fortin, Rita
Ricardo Hermida
B: 1936-11-15
D: 2022-04-29
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Hermida, Ricardo
Kenneth Lindsey
B: 1924-09-29
D: 2022-04-28
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Lindsey, Kenneth
Letty Serra
B: 1933-10-04
D: 2022-04-26
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Serra, Letty
Harry Farrington, III
B: 1944-07-19
D: 2022-04-20
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Farrington, III, Harry
Patricia Wilkinson
B: 1932-03-16
D: 2022-04-19
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Wilkinson, Patricia
Shirley Baty
B: 1943-07-26
D: 2022-04-16
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Baty, Shirley

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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 207-622-9311 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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