As the popularity of cremation continues to rise, memorial services are becoming increasingly popular as well. A memorial service is similar in some regards to a funeral service, but there are also many differences.
The traditional funeral which is generally a specific 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:
In knowing these characteristics, you can design a memorial service as unique as the life of your loved one.
If you are interested in learning more about memorial services in Staten Island, we encourage you to browse the helpful resources we have featured below. Should you have any questions about planning a memorial service or would like to meet with a member of our staff, please contact us today at 718-351-5858.
Memorial Service Information A memorial service can be personalized to meet the needs of your family and friends. Learn more about how our funeral home can offer suggestions or help arrange a service.
Celebration of Life Take time to learn about this new ceremonial format, the celebration-of-life. Intended to showcase the unique life of your loved one, you'll also appreciate our suggestions on planning a meaningful and personalized celebration-of-life.
Funerals vs. Celebration of Life Before making funeral arrangements for a loved one, you should start by reading this page to learn the basics of both a funeral and a celebration-of-life.
For common questions related to memorial services, read through our FAQ section. In here you will learn about topics such as the difference between a memorial service and a celebration of life, what's involved in the planning, and what items you'll need to bring with you to the funeral home.