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Eugene Garnes
B: 1955-02-14
D: 2023-01-28
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Garnes, Eugene
John Swarner
B: 1931-05-24
D: 2023-01-27
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Swarner, John
Louis DeFrancesco
B: 1922-02-21
D: 2023-01-27
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DeFrancesco, Louis
Gloria Garcia
B: 1930-09-28
D: 2023-01-26
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Garcia, Gloria
Margarita Acosta
B: 1942-02-22
D: 2023-01-25
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Acosta, Margarita
Craig Sherer
B: 1947-12-29
D: 2023-01-25
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Sherer, Craig
Brenda Davis
B: 1949-03-11
D: 2023-01-25
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Davis, Brenda
Elizabeth Hormann
B: 1940-03-23
D: 2023-01-24
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Hormann, Elizabeth
Peter Porcelli
B: 1948-06-30
D: 2023-01-22
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Porcelli, Peter
Alfred Gillert
B: 1930-11-15
D: 2023-01-22
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Gillert, Alfred
Harbans Sachdev
B: 1930-07-22
D: 2023-01-22
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Sachdev, Harbans
Carol Giuliani
B: 1939-10-08
D: 2023-01-22
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Giuliani, Carol
Michael Colvin
B: 1969-08-10
D: 2023-01-21
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Colvin, Michael
Frank Roberts
B: 1943-12-29
D: 2023-01-21
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Roberts, Frank
Victoria Shreve
B: 1954-09-12
D: 2023-01-20
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Shreve, Victoria
Robert Licurse
B: 1950-01-30
D: 2023-01-20
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Licurse, Robert
Paige Todd
B: 1962-06-08
D: 2023-01-19
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Todd, Paige
Doris Fredericks
D: 2023-01-19
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Fredericks, Doris
Marilyn Ciancio
B: 1940-06-15
D: 2023-01-18
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Ciancio, Marilyn
Otto Miranda
B: 1959-09-17
D: 2023-01-17
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Miranda, Otto
Irene Tompkins
B: 1944-01-15
D: 2023-01-17
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Tompkins, Irene

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Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at  845-896-2000 or 845-221-2000 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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