Obituaries

Roger Smith
B: 1947-06-23
D: 2019-08-19
View Details
Smith, Roger
Rachel Bartlett
B: 2005-01-24
D: 2019-08-17
View Details
Bartlett, Rachel
Rose Basmajian
B: 1925-10-31
D: 2019-08-17
View Details
Basmajian, Rose
Gary Stiles
B: 1963-12-28
D: 2019-08-15
View Details
Stiles, Gary
Ludwig Beeson
B: 1931-03-13
D: 2019-08-11
View Details
Beeson, Ludwig
Miriam Ralston
B: 1940-01-09
D: 2019-08-10
View Details
Ralston, Miriam
Ann Bronchetti
B: 1933-04-06
D: 2019-08-07
View Details
Bronchetti, Ann
Lyle Konkowski
B: 1945-08-12
D: 2019-08-06
View Details
Konkowski, Lyle
Pauline Goodnough
B: 1925-05-13
D: 2019-08-05
View Details
Goodnough, Pauline
Philip Francis
B: 1933-08-10
D: 2019-08-02
View Details
Francis, Philip
Elizabeth Oakes
B: 1939-09-14
D: 2019-08-02
View Details
Oakes, Elizabeth
Laura Remington
B: 1926-06-28
D: 2019-07-29
View Details
Remington, Laura
Isabel Garrow
B: 1937-12-09
D: 2019-07-27
View Details
Garrow, Isabel
Michael Neff
B: 1985-09-16
D: 2019-07-27
View Details
Neff, Michael
Grace Richards
B: 1941-01-08
D: 2019-07-24
View Details
Richards, Grace
Barbara Lazore
B: 1955-01-03
D: 2019-07-23
View Details
Lazore, Barbara
Richard Hutchinson
B: 1927-05-07
D: 2019-07-21
View Details
Hutchinson, Richard
Margaret Losey
B: 1935-09-14
D: 2019-07-19
View Details
Losey, Margaret
Lee Turner
B: 1931-02-10
D: 2019-07-19
View Details
Turner, Lee
Gloria Sullivan
B: 1940-09-19
D: 2019-07-19
View Details
Sullivan, Gloria
Evelyn Seymour
B: 1927-05-14
D: 2019-07-17
View Details
Seymour, Evelyn

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
100 North Main Street
Massena, NY 13662
Phone: (315) 769-3579
Fax: (315) 769-3570

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 (315) 769-3579 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.