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THE MEMORIAL SERVICE

Published: April 19, 2021

A memorial service offers a safe place for family members, friends, and well-wishers to honor the deceased and is unique to every individual. Often confused with a funeral service, there is one significant difference. The deceased’s body is not present in a memorial service, although cremated remains may be present. Memorial services may be held weeks or months after an individual’s passing. This time flexibility allows for planning a meaningful ceremony, particularly when the deceased’s family members and friends live far apart and need time to make their travel arrangements. During the service, which typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, people may say prayers, read scripture or literary passages, sing songs, and deliver eulogies.

A funeral can and should be as unique as the life that is being celebrated. JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME wants to help you make the arrangements that you want. Personalizing a funeral or memorial service can be very therapeutic--it gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. To learn more, please call 668-1960. We also welcome you to stop by our tastefully appointed facility at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community for more than 50 years.

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

William Shakespeare

DEATH TAXES

Published: April 12, 2021

Also known as death duties, inheritance taxes, and estate taxes, death taxes are imposed by the federal and/or state government on someone’s estate upon their death. They  are based on the value of property and assets at that time. If assets are left to a spouse or federally recognized charity, the tax usually does not apply. First introduced in the 1700s, death taxes didn’t become a permanent fixture until after World War I. They affect a small percentage of Americans since they only apply to extensive estates. For the tax year 2019, a filing is required for estates with combined gross assets exceeding $11,400,000. According to Americans for Tax Fairness, death taxes will bring in $225 billion over a decade.

At JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME, we pride ourselves on providing quality products and dignified service at an affordable cost. We understand that the emotional and financial burdens can be overwhelming, and our goal is to alleviate as much stress as possible during this time. To learn about our services, please call 668-1960. We provide a range of services from cremation to traditional burial. Our funeral home is located at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: ’Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes.”

Christopher Bullock

GREEN BURIAL/FUNERAL

Published: April 5, 2021

Today, what we call a green funeral would have been considered traditional for all of human history up until the 20th century. In a green funeral, the deceased is not embalmed with environmentally unfriendly toxic chemicals. Only biodegradable materials are used, such as natural-fiber shrouds and caskets made of pine, wicker, bamboo, or paper. The goal is complete decomposition of the body and its natural return to the soil. While green burials may sound unconventional, they are not illegal. They are growing in popularity, with nearly 54 percent of Americans considering a green funeral and 72 percent of cemeteries reporting increased demand. The rising costs of traditional burials plus the need for environmental sustainability are driving this trend.

When it comes time to care for a deceased loved one, much of our inner wisdom and previous experience falls away, leaving us dazed and confused. Fortunately, the funeral professionals at JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME are ready to help. Whether you'd like a funeral or a more creative celebration-of-life, we can assist you in selecting the funeral service options which hold the most meaning for you and your family. Please call 668-1960, or see us at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community for more than 50 years.

Quote: “Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life…and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.”

John Muir

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