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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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2019

Are There Rules in Massachusetts Regarding Cremation?

Cremation is an increasingly popular disposition option. As the South Shore’s cremation experts, our team is carefully trained to guide you through the process and adhere to all laws and regulations in Massachusetts so that you and your family can concentrate on creating the most meaningful ceremony for your unique situation.

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2019

What Do I Do if a Death Occurs Out of Town?

It can be a difficult time when a loved one dies, but when the death occurs away from home, it can be even more complicated and stressful. Nowadays, people tend to spend extended time away from home for vacation, to visit relatives, to attend special events or to live in warmer climes during the winter months – all of which contributes to the possibility of a death away from home.

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2019

Who is the Funeral for – the Dead or the Living?

While the funeral honors the person who has died, the benefits of participating in the rituals surrounding a funeral are most important for those left behind. Funerals are ceremonies that help mourners acknowledge the reality of the death, allow for the expression of grief in a safe environment, provide support from the community, and offer hope for those left behind. In that regard, we could say that funerals are for the living.

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2019

How to Help a Grieving Friend or Relative

When someone close to you experiences a loss, you naturally want to support that person and let him or her know that you care, but it can be difficult to know what to say or what to do. The most important thing you can do is acknowledge the loss and be there for your friend without judgement and without trying to fix the pain – be willing to listen and be a caring presence.

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2019

Watch Out for Death-Related Scams

Research shows that vulnerability to a scam is highest in the three years after a major stress, such as a death in the family. After losing a loved one, survivors can be emotionally vulnerable in their grief. Sadly, scammers often use this susceptibility to prey on those who have recently experienced a loss. These heartless criminals use the obituary and other public information to steal someone’s identity, burglarize a home during the funeral, or pretend to be a creditor or long lost loved one.

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2019

What is the Difference Between a Funeral Service and a Memorial Service?

Some people use the terms funeral service and memorial service interchangeably leading to some confusion on the issue. However, there is a distinct difference between the two. A funeral service is a ceremony where the deceased person is present. A memorial service is a ceremony where the deceased person is not present.

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2018

Handling Difficult Anniversaries After a Death

After the loss of a loved one, feelings of loss can reemerge on the anniversary of your loved one’s death or other special days throughout the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or wedding anniversaries. These feelings of grief, known as an anniversary reaction, can return again and again — sometimes even years later.

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