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2022

The Biggest Misconceptions About Cremation

Cremation has not only become a lot more common since the turn of the millennium. It is well on its way to becoming the norm. In 2021, nearly 60 percent of families opted for cremation, according to the National Funeral Directors Association.

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2022

How to Cope with the Anniversary of a Loss

The anniversary of the death of a loved one can be hard. But what many people don’t expect, as they head toward the date, is that for some the run-up to the anniversary can be even harder.

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2022

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt. 3.

What do you think of when you think of a memorial service? A lot of people think of a traditional funeral: with a wake, some kind of religious service, and then a commitment ceremony at the cemetery. This was the way it was for a long time. But it is not the way it is now.

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2022

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt. 2

In the previous post, we discussed the importance of rituals, of gathering as a group. Whatever the nature of the gathering—a church service, to something much smaller and less informal—there is great comfort in coming together with others to think about the person we’ve lost, and talk about the person we’ve lost, and see other people grieving just as we are grieving.

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2022

COVID-19 FUNERAL HOME UPDATE & INFORMATION

Today, in the face of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our team remains steadfastly resolute in our commitment to caring for those who have died and, in an equally important way, those who survive them. To that end, our team is working diligently to respond compassionately, safely and efficiently to the needs of the communities we serve as we unite in the fight to contain this pandemic.

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2021

Why Rituals Are Important, Pt 1.

Of all the common misconceptions people have about working with a funeral home upon the loss of a loved one, one of the most common ones has to do with the purpose of ritual.

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2021

The Messy Art of Coping with Holidays After Experiencing a Loss

There are many parts of the grieving process that catch people off guard. But one thing that doesn’t is the expectation that holidays will be difficult after the loss of a loved one. And while it may seem like cold comfort, this can actually a positive thing, because people won’t be blindsided. And that means they can prepare.

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2021

Why Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home?

There are important differences between a funeral home owned by a local family and one run by a large corporation. A Family-Owned funeral home has roots in the community and can focus on the quality of care of the family in need and not the profits of the shareholders.

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2021

Celebrating Grandfathers on Father’s Day

June is the month to celebrate fathers on Father’s Day. But what about grandfathers? They play a special role in our lives and the lives of our children as well. What better way to show your appreciation than to celebrate Grandpa on Father’s Day!

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2021

Plant.Grow.Share Annual Seedling Giveaway Encourages Donations of Fresh Produce to Area Food Pantries

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. To encourage participation, Keohane Funeral Home is once again offering their annual seedling giveaway and free gardening workshops. Sign up today!

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