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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights — by Alan Wolfelt

A funeral service website posted this content today. I think it’s been around a while but worth reposting so more people can see it. The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. Though you should reach out to … Continue reading

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Semper Fi for the Hallway

I found this painting at Harbor Fine Art in Newport, RI last night. The artist, Betty Ann Morris (a former Marine), donates a portion of the proceeds to the Semper Fi Fund to support the needs of Marine Veterans.

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MemryStone

So proud of our MemryStone project. Much to learn, much to do, but we have already touched dozens of lives with these tokens of memory which survivors inscribe with a personal message and send through cremation with a loved one. … Continue reading

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Clergy Debate Funeral Rituals

I spent some time on Google today looking for any new resources on funeral “ritual” in the US and came across a blog posting┬áSearching for new rituals for death and dying by a religious historian┬áKeith Watkins. It references a somewhat … Continue reading

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Using iBooks Author to Select Prayer Cards

My family has adopted many innovations over the years to improve our quality of service. Here’s an example of our most recent innovation, an eBook designed with iBooks Author so that we can present prayer cards on an iPad. To … Continue reading

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Long After We are Gone–The Legacy of Jim Thorpe’s Remains

As I drove to our Fairhaven location this morning, I listened to a news story on NPR regarding the ongoing controversy between a Pennsylvania town named Jim Thorpe–which received received the remains of the great athlete back in the 1950′s–and … Continue reading

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Why didn’t she seem to grieve?

Every once in a while I will hear the question posed in the title above and up till recently I did not have a particularly good answer. I had been taught through the writings of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others that … Continue reading

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Arlington National Cemetery App

Arlington National Cemetery is impressive and solemn and grand. I have visited several times over the years and I never come away less than impressed by the size and precision and beauty of the place. I wish I could say … Continue reading

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Ron Gaudreau and his ’55 Bel Air

Today we honor Ron Gaudreau at our Robeson Street location. He was a huge car enthusiast and we had his 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air in front of the funeral home and in the procession this morning, a very fitting tribute … Continue reading

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