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2019

Finding Positivity After a Loss: Meaningful Tributes to Loved Ones

It is a fundamental human need to pay tribute to the deceased and to find meaning in a loss by honoring a loved one. From simple to extravagant, people have found creative ways for memorializing their loved ones in personal and meaningful ways, from public funeral services and family foundations, to carrying out a loved one’s last wishes.

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2019

Planning a Post Funeral Reception

A reception following a funeral is an opportunity for friends and family to support one another, share stories and memories of someone they cared about, connect with others who are grieving, and continue to celebrate the life of their loved one. If you are planning a post-funeral reception, here are some ideas that you can use to help with the process.

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2019

Why Do I Need a Death Certificate and How Do I Get One?

When a loved one dies, the death must be registered with the state within a few days. The vital records office then issues copies of the death certificate – an official, government-issued document that states the vital information about the person who died. You will need the death certificate to handle the deceased person’s affairs and for your own personal records.

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2019

Is Cremation Environmentally Friendly?

While cremation can be friendlier to the environment than other methods of final disposition, cremation does have an impact on the environment – from the energy necessary to complete the process to the toxic chemicals that get released into the air. However, there are some eco-friendly options for cremation.

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2019

Planting a Remembrance Tree to Honor a Loved One

Planting a tree in memory of a loved one is a gift that will grow over time and provide a living memorial for you to visit and remember your friend or relative. If the loved one was cremated, memorial tree urns provide everything needed for a tree to grow from part of your loved one as a way of creating a truly unique testament to someone’s life. 

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2019

Plant.Grow.Share. Needs You to Bring Fresh Produce to Your Local Food Pantry

We depend on the generosity of the community and our local gardeners to bring fresh produce to our food pantries to make the Plant.Grow.Share. program successful. No donation is too small, so please bring fresh produce to the Weymouth Food Pantry and the Pantry Shelf at Interfaith Social Services. If your garden harvest isn’t ready yet, even store-bought vegetables are more than welcome.

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2019

Can I Still Be Cremated If I Want to Be an Organ Donor?

Yes – in fact, organ or tissue donation will not affect ceremony or disposition options in any way. The donation process almost never impacts funeral plans. Funeral services for organ donors may be held either before or after cremation occurs and most even include open casket ceremonies. Like anyone choosing cremation, your options are only limited by your imagination. Our funeral directors are cremation experts who can guide you through all of the options and help you find the right solution for your family.

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2019

What Are My Options for Scattering?

Scattering has become a popular method of final disposition for a person who has been cremated yet many families are unaware of the options and the restrictions presented by scattering. The cremation experts at Keohane can help guide you in creating a meaningful and personalized scattering ceremony that is right for you, your family, the environment and the community.

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2019

Featured FAQ: Do You Have to Pay in Full When You Pre-plan a Funeral?

NO! In fact, funeral homes do not charge for advance planning consultation and leave the option of payment in the hands of the consumer. While there are benefits to paying in advance, payment is not necessary to take advantage of many of the benefits of the advance planning process.

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2019

Cremation: It’s all About The Options

Cremation has become an increasingly popular method of disposition. The cremation experts at Keohane will answer all your questions about cremation and help you create the type of ceremony that is right for you and your family.

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