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DEATH AWAY FROM HOME

Published: November 10, 2019

Death can seem even more overwhelming when it happens away from home. Once the local authorities have been notified, those traveling with the deceased are urged to stay with the body  in order to help the local police department and medical examiner’s office. It is also extremely helpful to place a call to the funeral director at home, who can coordinate with a funeral director in the travelers’ locale to arrange to cremate or embalm and transport the body back home. If a person has died without family or a traveling companion present, survivors should not fly out to the place of death. Instead, the hometown funeral director should be designated as point person, who can make the necessary identification. 

When funeral arrangements must unexpectedly be made away from home, JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME will assist you in any way that we can. If a family member dies while traveling outside the United States, the U.S. embassy will come to your assistance. Call us immediately when a death occurs abroad. We are well versed in the procedures for returning the deceased to the United States. If you have more questions about our funeral services, please call 668-1960. Please tour our facility at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with care for more than 50 years.      

QUOTE: “Death often weights heavier on us by its weight on others and pains us by their pain almost as much by our own, and sometimes even more.

Montaigne

BEREAVEMENT

Published: November 3, 2019

There is more to the grieving process than a single moment or short time of pain or sadness  in response to loss. Bereavement, which refers to the time when an individual experiences sadness after losing a loved one, can last a year. The first phase of mourning often begins with sensations of shock and numbness, which give way to the contradictory emotions of denial and preoccupation. Often, mourners oscillate between denial and disbelief and preoccupation with the lost loved one. The second stage of grief is frequently characterized by disorganization and depression. This most painful and protracted stage of the grieving process slowly leads the way to the third and final stages of reorganization and acceptance.

When a death takes place, you may experience a wide range of emotions, even when the death is expected. Many people report feeling an initial stage of numbness after first learning of a death, but there is no real order to the grieving process. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. We invite you to tour our home at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community with compassion for more than 50 years.      

QUOTE: “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

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