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Lisa Ogden
B: 1963-12-03
D: 2020-09-22
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Ogden, Lisa
John Hennessy
B: 1948-07-10
D: 2020-09-21
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Hennessy, John
George Hanna
B: 1949-05-27
D: 2020-09-21
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Hanna, George
Madeline Agnello
B: 1940-06-11
D: 2020-09-20
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Agnello, Madeline
James Haggerty
B: 1981-07-26
D: 2020-09-20
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Haggerty, James
Judith Beloin
B: 1943-09-12
D: 2020-09-19
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Beloin, Judith
Jeri Wagner
B: 1959-05-04
D: 2020-09-14
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Wagner, Jeri
Araceli Rodriguez
B: 1941-12-05
D: 2020-09-14
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Rodriguez, Araceli
Patricia McCullough
B: 1933-03-01
D: 2020-09-13
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McCullough, Patricia
Roberta Raemdonck
B: 1944-11-13
D: 2020-09-13
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Raemdonck, Roberta
MaryAnne Schweiger
B: 1925-02-02
D: 2020-09-12
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Schweiger, MaryAnne
Santhakumari Kunamneni
B: 1949-11-14
D: 2020-09-12
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Kunamneni, Santhakumari
Edward Davies
B: 1936-10-13
D: 2020-09-12
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Davies, Edward
Rocco Guida
B: 1955-10-20
D: 2020-09-10
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Guida, Rocco
Douglas Lucy
B: 1927-10-27
D: 2020-09-09
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Lucy, Douglas
Antoinette Petrillo
B: 1921-06-11
D: 2020-09-09
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Petrillo, Antoinette
Roger Peterson
B: 1951-11-08
D: 2020-09-09
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Peterson, Roger
Alfred Sacco
B: 1928-03-06
D: 2020-09-07
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Sacco, Alfred
James Loughran
B: 1939-09-25
D: 2020-09-05
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Loughran, James
Richard Bondi
B: 1942-11-12
D: 2020-09-05
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Bondi, Richard
Robert Stevens
B: 1960-04-11
D: 2020-09-05
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Stevens, Robert

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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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