Obituaries

Lawrence Rocco
B: 1931-07-01
D: 2021-05-02
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Rocco, Lawrence
Patricia Cara
B: 1953-11-19
D: 2021-05-01
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Cara, Patricia
Peter Ciullo
B: 1929-08-27
D: 2021-05-01
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Ciullo, Peter
Joseph Guercio
B: 1954-08-16
D: 2021-04-29
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Guercio, Joseph
James Carunchio
B: 1966-03-30
D: 2021-04-25
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Carunchio, James
Angelina Franchetti
B: 1931-06-14
D: 2021-04-20
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Franchetti, Angelina
Andrew DeBellis
B: 1948-07-15
D: 2021-04-17
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DeBellis, Andrew
Samuel Ruggieri
B: 1928-04-05
D: 2021-04-15
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Ruggieri, Samuel
Salvatore Mangeri
B: 1937-08-22
D: 2021-04-09
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Mangeri, Salvatore
Cynthia "Cindy" Stanish
B: 1960-03-24
D: 2021-04-09
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Stanish, Cynthia "Cindy"
Anna Gentile
B: 1926-05-13
D: 2021-03-31
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Gentile, Anna
Carlo Coppola
B: 1952-08-14
D: 2021-03-27
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Coppola, Carlo
Bruno Fontana
B: 1942-07-21
D: 2021-03-24
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Fontana, Bruno
Samuel Aiello
B: 1921-06-01
D: 2021-03-19
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Aiello, Samuel
Patricia Ann Passaro
B: 1959-12-12
D: 2021-03-16
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Passaro, Patricia Ann
Gerald Shuda
B: 1931-09-15
D: 2021-03-13
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Shuda, Gerald
Eleanor Davis
B: 1933-08-13
D: 2021-03-13
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Davis, Eleanor
Anna Voci
B: 1924-11-18
D: 2021-03-07
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Voci, Anna
Mary Giordano
B: 1925-01-08
D: 2021-03-05
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Giordano, Mary
Catherine Scafidi
B: 1929-03-30
D: 2021-03-01
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Scafidi, Catherine
Elizabeth Fortunato
B: 1931-09-01
D: 2021-02-26
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Fortunato, Elizabeth

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Alternative Cremation Options

The latest innovation in cremation is a process of alkaline hydrolysis, sometimes called resomation. The process was developed in the United States in the late 1990s. The Cremation Association of North America describes the process as "a water-based cissolution process for human remains that uses alkaline chemicals, heat, and sometimes agitation and-or pressure, to accelerate natural decomposition". 

Compared with traditional cremation, this process uses less energy and releases no carbon and no matter into the atmosphere. Not all regions have made the legislative changes required for funeral homes to offer this service to families and the equipment costs are more than a conventional retort. Both factors currently reduce the availability of resomation cremation services.


Sources:
Cremation Association of North America

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