Obituaries

Marion D. Dolan
B: 1928-04-13
D: 2018-07-16
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Dolan, Marion D.
Patrick R. Doherty
B: 1989-10-15
D: 2018-07-16
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Doherty, Patrick R.
Marilyn Seward
B: 1924-05-31
D: 2018-07-14
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Seward, Marilyn
Peter J. Kerney
B: 1940-04-07
D: 2018-07-11
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Kerney, Peter J.
Linda J. Bergstrom
B: 1949-10-07
D: 2018-07-11
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Bergstrom, Linda J.
John J. Bilafer
B: 1932-02-01
D: 2018-07-10
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Bilafer, John J.
Kathleen Benjamin
B: 1947-08-29
D: 2018-07-06
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Benjamin, Kathleen
Marco H. Saenz Grant
B: 1996-07-24
D: 2018-07-05
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Saenz Grant, Marco H.
James H. Hawkins
B: 1943-07-22
D: 2018-07-04
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Hawkins, James H.
Joseph J. Bonaccolto
B: 1965-06-20
D: 2018-07-04
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Bonaccolto, Joseph J.
Joan Storey
B: 1952-02-11
D: 2018-07-03
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Storey, Joan
Lucille K. Herlihy
B: 1930-02-18
D: 2018-07-03
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Herlihy, Lucille K.
Robert F. Welch, Jr.
B: 1943-02-10
D: 2018-07-03
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Welch, Jr., Robert F.
Steven Paul Pressman
B: 1951-09-15
D: 2018-07-02
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Pressman, Steven Paul
Irina Ratner
B: 1930-11-29
D: 2018-07-01
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Ratner, Irina
William R. "Bill" Slater
B: 1962-08-08
D: 2018-07-01
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Slater, William R. "Bill"
Mary Campbell
B: 1923-12-06
D: 2018-06-30
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Campbell, Mary
Sr. Rachel Dumont
D: 2018-06-28
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Dumont, Sr. Rachel
Carl Kale
B: 1931-09-19
D: 2018-06-28
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Kale, Carl
Mary Brown Parlee
B: 1943-02-11
D: 2018-06-27
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Parlee, Mary Brown
Richard C. Errico
B: 1942-12-11
D: 2018-06-25
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Errico, Richard C.

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About Pre-Planning

Dying is one of the few events in life that is certain to occur, yet one we are not likely to plan for. Should we really spend more time preparing for two weeks away from work than we do our last days on Earth?

This section will help you make decisions for the future by explaining what pre-arrangement is, what is involved, and what options are available.

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There are a growing number of options available to the public today when seeking to preplan and prepay their final wishes. We can tailor a plan that's right for you. From single pay plans to automatic monthly bank withdrawals designed to meet anyone's budget concerns, our staff would be pleased to outline the choices available.

Pre-paying can protect you and your family from future inflationary trends while providing the piece of mind of knowing that they will be cared for after you are gone. Below you will find more detailed explanations of the plans that we have available. If you would like to request an appointment after you have reviewed this information, we would be pleased to have one of our staff go over any additional questions you might have.

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When is the Best Time to Pre-Plan Your Funeral?

The best time to begin making your prearrangements is now, while you're thinking about it. While some people in their 40's and 50's may think it's too early to preplan, people who do say that prearranging their funerals is smart financial planning and gives them added peace of mind knowing they aren't leaving this burden to family members. By taking time now to collect cost information and calmly making choices related to your own funeral arrangements, you'll be protecting your family against the stress of having to make these decisions at a time of extreme emotional stress. This way you can carefully choose specific items you want and need ... and pay for them now. Prepaid Investments through funeral homes allows families to fund their funerals in advance through different investment vehicles.

The Six Common Reasons for Prearranging Funerals

Today, more individuals and families are making the decision to prearrange their funerals than ever before. Because of the factors such as inflation, fewer extended family members living close by, and other changes in our society, planning your own funeral can make a lot of sense. In a recent survey, these were the most common reasons people gave for prearranging their own funerals:

  • Lets your wishes be known
  • Reduces stress for friends and family at an already emotional time
  • Saves money
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  • Shows you care
  • Relieves your loved ones of the financial responsibility

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