Obituaries

Maria Marquez
B: 1932-09-17
D: 2020-01-24
View Details
Marquez, Maria
Mark Monroe
B: 1959-12-29
D: 2020-01-24
View Details
Monroe, Mark
Melissa Denisoff
B: 1978-04-25
D: 2020-01-23
View Details
Denisoff, Melissa
Brenda Fisher
B: 1963-01-03
D: 2020-01-23
View Details
Fisher, Brenda
Margaret Purcell
B: 1914-09-06
D: 2020-01-18
View Details
Purcell, Margaret
David Rokes
B: 1935-10-09
D: 2020-01-16
View Details
Rokes, David
Maureen O'Beirne
B: 1947-09-23
D: 2020-01-16
View Details
O'Beirne, Maureen
John Owens
B: 1932-11-22
D: 2020-01-16
View Details
Owens, John
Lorenzo Marinelli
B: 1941-05-27
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
Marinelli, Lorenzo
Diane Listwan
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2020-01-13
View Details
Listwan, Diane
Yvonne Morrow
B: 1940-02-13
D: 2020-01-12
View Details
Morrow, Yvonne
Paula Minara
B: 1951-06-26
D: 2020-01-10
View Details
Minara, Paula
Barbara MacMullen
B: 1923-03-24
D: 2020-01-10
View Details
MacMullen, Barbara
Ralph Stander
B: 1925-07-27
D: 2020-01-10
View Details
Stander, Ralph
Barbara Cruver
B: 1936-05-17
D: 2020-01-08
View Details
Cruver, Barbara
Barbara Delahay
B: 1940-12-02
D: 2020-01-07
View Details
Delahay, Barbara
John Rizzo
B: 1925-08-06
D: 2020-01-07
View Details
Rizzo, John
Katherine Adams
B: 1936-06-02
D: 2020-01-07
View Details
Adams, Katherine
Miguel Armijos
B: 1940-05-07
D: 2020-01-06
View Details
Armijos, Miguel
Yolaine Rodriguez
B: 1940-08-27
D: 2020-01-06
View Details
Rodriguez, Yolaine
Cindy Scotto-Friedman
B: 1959-07-24
D: 2020-01-05
View Details
Scotto-Friedman, Cindy

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862

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 845-221-2000 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.