Obituaries

Ione Gillen
B: 1926-06-02
D: 2022-08-08
View Details
Gillen, Ione
Pauline Ziemba
B: 1923-11-12
D: 2022-08-08
View Details
Ziemba, Pauline
Mary Nedjoika
B: 1948-09-04
D: 2022-08-06
View Details
Nedjoika, Mary
Stacy Singh
B: 1983-05-30
D: 2022-08-05
View Details
Singh, Stacy
Robert De Young
B: 1941-03-18
D: 2022-08-05
View Details
De Young, Robert
Dexter Wheelock
B: 1944-01-07
D: 2022-08-01
View Details
Wheelock, Dexter
John Sobieski
B: 1930-10-17
D: 2022-07-28
View Details
Sobieski, John
Lynn Norton
B: 1952-06-05
D: 2022-07-27
View Details
Norton, Lynn
Paul Hunter
B: 1936-08-12
D: 2022-07-27
View Details
Hunter, Paul
Stephanie Wrona
B: 1920-04-17
D: 2022-07-26
View Details
Wrona, Stephanie
Silvain Schulze
B: 1949-01-19
D: 2022-07-24
View Details
Schulze, Silvain
Kenneth Cushman
D: 2022-07-24
View Details
Cushman, Kenneth
Russ Angers
B: 1968-10-24
D: 2022-07-23
View Details
Angers, Russ
John Peele
B: 1940-06-03
D: 2022-07-21
View Details
Peele, John
Mary LaFrance
B: 1961-10-30
D: 2022-07-19
View Details
LaFrance, Mary
Helen Lanz
B: 1927-01-03
D: 2022-07-18
View Details
Lanz, Helen
Marilyn Tersavich
B: 1954-08-26
D: 2022-07-16
View Details
Tersavich, Marilyn
Lester Martin
B: 1958-08-10
D: 2022-07-15
View Details
Martin, Lester
Theresa Tierney
B: 1949-05-08
D: 2022-07-12
View Details
Tierney, Theresa
Ghislaine Godin
B: 1943-06-04
D: 2022-07-08
View Details
Godin, Ghislaine
Ruth McSweeney
B: 1946-02-15
D: 2022-07-07
View Details
McSweeney, Ruth

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.