Obituaries

Eleanor Latigona
B: 1956-11-18
D: 2018-10-19
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Latigona, Eleanor
Nicholas Zangari
D: 2018-10-15
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Zangari, Nicholas
Phyllis Cosenza
B: 1930-10-26
D: 2018-10-10
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Cosenza, Phyllis
Micholina Giannini
B: 1923-06-15
D: 2018-10-09
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Giannini, Micholina
Alice Monteferrante
B: 1927-04-05
D: 2018-10-06
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Monteferrante, Alice
Danielle Marotta
B: 1964-01-06
D: 2018-10-04
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Marotta, Danielle
Theresa Lanci
B: 1930-03-18
D: 2018-09-26
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Lanci, Theresa
Louis Salerno
B: 1964-04-07
D: 2018-09-26
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Salerno, Louis
Frank Maleno
B: 1938-11-21
D: 2018-09-25
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Maleno, Frank
Gina Piscitelli
B: 1984-03-03
D: 2018-09-22
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Piscitelli, Gina
Thomas Fowler
B: 1962-09-08
D: 2018-09-21
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Fowler, Thomas
Elizabeth Del Quadro
D: 2018-09-20
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Del Quadro, Elizabeth
Angelina Scarcelli
B: 1942-06-05
D: 2018-09-18
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Scarcelli, Angelina
Michael Cecala
B: 1978-11-06
D: 2018-09-17
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Cecala, Michael
Gloria LaCava
B: 1929-09-15
D: 2018-09-17
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LaCava, Gloria
Vincent Bilotta
D: 2018-09-11
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Bilotta, Vincent
Gaetena Stofanik
B: 1922-07-23
D: 2018-09-10
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Stofanik, Gaetena
Gaetano Coppola
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2018-09-07
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Coppola, Gaetano
Frank Fera
D: 2018-09-05
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Fera, Frank
Jennie Macri
D: 2018-09-04
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Macri, Jennie
Arthur Gialloreto
B: 1921-08-18
D: 2018-09-02
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Gialloreto, Arthur

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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 215-467-3838 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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