Obituaries

Danny Benvenuto
B: 1959-06-05
D: 2019-08-23
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Benvenuto, Danny
Russell Campbell Mars
B: 1949-05-25
D: 2019-08-23
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Mars, Russell Campbell
Douglas Smith
B: 1924-08-20
D: 2019-08-22
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Smith, Douglas
Pedro Duran
B: 1961-08-24
D: 2019-08-21
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Duran, Pedro
Graziano Perri
B: 1959-01-17
D: 2019-08-20
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Perri, Graziano
Isabella Rietta
B: 1964-01-09
D: 2019-08-19
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Rietta, Isabella
Pasquale Martignani
B: 1926-03-24
D: 2019-08-18
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Martignani, Pasquale
Kathleen Robinson
B: 1935-01-08
D: 2019-08-18
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Robinson, Kathleen
Joseph Sidney
B: 1959-05-19
D: 2019-08-17
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Sidney, Joseph
Bruno Ricci
B: 1939-10-21
D: 2019-08-16
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Ricci, Bruno
Ermanno Cianfrano
B: 1967-07-13
D: 2019-08-16
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Cianfrano, Ermanno
Antonino Di Stefano
B: 1940-03-13
D: 2019-08-16
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Di Stefano, Antonino
Hagop Babochian
D: 2019-08-16
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Babochian, Hagop
Serafino Sauro
B: 1927-03-06
D: 2019-08-15
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Sauro, Serafino
Haliman Praggsingh
B: 1935-03-01
D: 2019-08-14
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Praggsingh, Haliman
Michael Harold Sampson
B: 1960-01-23
D: 2019-08-13
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Sampson, Michael Harold
Dr. Pasquale Romano
B: 1954-08-30
D: 2019-08-12
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Romano, Dr. Pasquale
Carmela Ritacca
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2019-08-10
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Ritacca, Carmela
Patience Ebisimeye Odigie
B: 1974-03-10
D: 2019-08-10
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Odigie, Patience Ebisimeye
Maria Casinelli
B: 1936-03-01
D: 2019-08-09
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Casinelli, Maria
Giovanna Iannuzzi
B: 1927-01-01
D: 2019-08-09
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Iannuzzi, Giovanna

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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 (416) 636-7027 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014