Obituaries

Mary Eleanor Briand
B: 1930-09-14
D: 2018-01-21
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Briand, Mary Eleanor
Laurie Joseph Smith
B: 1930-02-24
D: 2018-01-21
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Smith, Laurie Joseph
Joseph Aloysius Boudreau
B: 1943-02-07
D: 2018-01-18
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Boudreau, Joseph Aloysius
Ambrose Joseph Dorey
B: 1945-08-24
D: 2018-01-13
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Dorey, Ambrose Joseph
Thomas Henry Dorey
B: 1960-08-23
D: 2018-01-06
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Dorey, Thomas Henry
Benjamin Aloysius 'Ben' Green
B: 1947-05-17
D: 2018-01-01
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Green , Benjamin Aloysius 'Ben'
Charles James Landry
B: 1917-11-26
D: 2017-12-28
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Landry, Charles James
David Charles LeBlanc
B: 1955-01-16
D: 2017-12-23
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LeBlanc, David Charles
Peter Joseph Francis Sr.
B: 1945-09-04
D: 2017-12-22
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Francis Sr., Peter Joseph
Lester Andrew Johnson
B: 1962-06-10
D: 2017-12-04
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Johnson, Lester Andrew
Joseph Anthony Samson
B: 1941-06-14
D: 2017-12-01
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Samson, Joseph Anthony
Bernard Amable Boudreau
B: 1946-10-22
D: 2017-11-27
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Boudreau, Bernard Amable
Carol Joseph Meunier
B: 1951-09-16
D: 2017-11-26
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Meunier, Carol Joseph
Joseph Howard Samson
B: 1954-06-24
D: 2017-11-26
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Samson, Joseph Howard
Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Samson
B: 1942-09-08
D: 2017-11-19
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Samson, Bernard Lawrence "Bernie"
Thomas Leonard Covin
B: 1959-05-29
D: 2017-11-19
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Covin, Thomas Leonard
Lucille Mary LeJeune
B: 1928-03-10
D: 2017-10-29
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LeJeune, Lucille Mary
Chesley Joseph Ranson
B: 1937-05-09
D: 2017-10-24
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Ranson, Chesley Joseph
Paul Alcide David
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-10-07
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David, Paul Alcide
Marie Lucille Landry
B: 1934-12-20
D: 2017-10-01
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Landry, Marie Lucille
Alfred Thomas Paon
B: 1932-06-13
D: 2017-09-20
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Paon, Alfred Thomas

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home, or a community hall. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more meaning than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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