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2018

Who Can Authorize a Cremation?

Final disposition of a body is an important and personal decision, and cremation continues to grow in popularity. Before a cremation can take place, a cremation authorization form must be

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2018

Featured FAQ: How Do I Start the Conversation About Advance Funeral Planning with My Elderly Relatives?

Discussing end-of-life plans with your elderly parents or relatives can be difficult, especially if you don’t even know how to broach the subject. But helping your elderly relatives pre-p

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2018

FAQ: What are the Traditions and Etiquette of a Funeral Procession?

A funeral procession is used to accompany the body or the cremated remains of a deceased person from the funeral service to the cemetery. A funeral procession allows for the family and fr

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2018

Lessons in Grief from the Animal Kingdom

Many animals are social creatures and like humans they create close bonds with others. We can’t know for sure what an animal thinks and feels, but many animals appear to experience grief

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2017

Why We Are Funeral Directors

Funeral service is first and foremost about relationships. At Keohane Funeral Home, our funeral directors have a passion for serving families in an exceptional manner. We do this by liste

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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Write an Obituary?

The obituary page of a newspaper is one of the most well-read sections of the paper because the obituaries feature people that the readers knew and loved or were important to the communit

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2017

Flowers Help Personalize a Funeral

Sending flowers is a tangible way of expressing sympathy to the family of a deceased loved one. Flowers can help celebrate the life of the deceased, provide comfort, and lift the spirits.

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2017

The Sky is No Longer the Limit for Dispersing Cremated Remains

There are many creative ways to disperse cremated remains but none so far reaching as a rocket into space – whether orbiting the earth, landing on the moon or launched into deep space. Wi

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2017

Visitations Are Not What They Used to Be: The Healing Impact of Attending Calling Hours

Traditionally, a visitation was directed by religious rituals which involved two days of calling hours prior to the funeral service with an open casket to view the deceased. Today’s visitations a

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2017

Featured FAQ: How Do I Choose Readings for a Funeral?

Readings at a funeral are meant to bring comfort to the mourners and help loved ones cope with the reality of death, while celebrating the life of the deceased and capturing his or her unique

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