Obituaries

Robert Perron
B: 1935-11-10
D: 2018-11-11
View Details
Perron, Robert
Evelyn Culjak
B: 1938-01-20
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
Culjak, Evelyn
Herbert Lloyd
B: 1949-12-15
D: 2018-11-08
View Details
Lloyd, Herbert
Esther Anagnos
B: 1939-01-23
D: 2018-10-29
View Details
Anagnos, Esther
Edward Scibek
B: 1923-12-28
D: 2018-10-25
View Details
Scibek, Edward
Alfred Sequeira
B: 1939-04-22
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Sequeira, Alfred
Ronald Gerlach
B: 1933-01-02
D: 2018-10-23
View Details
Gerlach, Ronald
Fernand Lizotte
B: 1940-04-02
D: 2018-10-22
View Details
Lizotte, Fernand
Joyce Jackson
B: 1936-10-28
D: 2018-10-21
View Details
Jackson, Joyce
Cecelia Burke
B: 1927-03-25
D: 2018-10-18
View Details
Burke, Cecelia
Ryan Chamberlain
B: 1995-05-24
D: 2018-10-17
View Details
Chamberlain, Ryan
Alma Brigham
B: 1927-01-12
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Brigham, Alma
Warren Hunt
B: 1930-04-19
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Hunt, Warren
Anthony Sombric
B: 1941-09-21
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Sombric, Anthony
James Kent
B: 1936-06-11
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Kent, James
Stanley Mockus
B: 1958-03-17
D: 2018-10-11
View Details
Mockus, Stanley
Robert King
B: 1925-10-16
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
King, Robert
Vincent Amato
B: 1945-11-09
D: 2018-10-05
View Details
Amato, Vincent
Nellie Bonnar
B: 1929-09-10
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Bonnar, Nellie
Ernest Willard
B: 1929-06-10
D: 2018-10-01
View Details
Willard, Ernest
Joan Stanton
B: 1933-05-12
D: 2018-09-29
View Details
Stanton, Joan

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
76 Prospect Street
Rockville-Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 875-5490
Fax: (860) 872-8200

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.