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THE FACTS OF DEATH

Published: March 17, 2019

Death is an uncomfortable subject for many people. Just as parents take the responsibility of revealing “the facts of life” to their young children, adult children find it necessary to discuss the facts of death with their aging parents. While such conversations can be difficult, children may be surprised to find how willing their aging parents are to finally discuss matters surrounding their death, funeral, and burial/cremation. In fact, many older adults find the topic difficult to approach and are simply looking for an opportunity to do so. In some cases, parents may let it be known “that everything is taken care of,” in which case, children need only familiarize themselves with the arrangements.

The subject of funerals is never easy to discuss. For the same reasons you write a will or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea to prepare for the future and make their own, personal plans. At the time of an actual funeral, most decisions need to be made within a few hours. But, by preplanning the service options, you can take your time and make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way. To learn more about our funeral services, 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 faithfully serving our community for more than 50 years.      

QUOTE: “I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”

Leonardo da Vinci

REGARDING DEATH

Published: March 10, 2019

By learning how different cultures regard death, we can open ourselves up to new ways of approaching a subject that many people find difficult to talk about. One of the tenets of Hinduism is the belief in repeated incarnations of the soul that result from the moral law of cause and effect, or “karma.” To halt this never-ending cycle of reincarnation, Hindus must free themselves from attachments to material things, including their bodies. To attain this goal, they often meditate on disease and the aging of their bodies, and imagine their own deaths. Confronting mortality in this way helps them conquer the illusion of individual human existence. This approach may offer some insight into preparing oneself for death.    

Death is marked in so many ways around the world that an understanding of different rituals can be helpful, particularly in a cross cultural environment. JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME offers a variety of ways for you to honor their life, pay tribute, and celebrate special memories as you begin to heal and find closure. To learn more, please call 668-1960, or visit us at 48 Common Street. We have been serving our community with pride for more than 50 years.  

QUOTE: “The Spirit is neither born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into being or cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, permanent, and primeval.”

Krishna

 

FIRE AND EARTH

Published: March 3, 2019

The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) reports that, beginning in 2015, the rate of cremation in the United States surpassed that of burial. Although many families have chosen to move away from the traditional practice of burial, earth burial is still regarded as the most ancient means of disposing of the dead. Tracing burial practices back to the time of the Neanderthals reveals evidence of formalized burial procedures that involved burying bodies with tools and other artifacts that would help them in the world beyond. These bodies were also buried in an east-west orientation so that the head of the deceased always faced east. Then, as today, families select whichever method of body disposition provides the greatest assurance and comfort.

A funeral is an experience of value and when properly planned can provide lasting satisfaction and comfort to survivors. Our funeral service family can assist you in planning and coordinating all of the details and will explain all of the available options. To learn about our funeral services, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 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: “Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.”

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