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ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE

Published: September 28, 2020

Music is able to elicit our emotions in ways that perhaps no other art form can. Nearly everyone has a list of songs that evoke memories of childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, relationships, important life events, and dreamy recollections. Couples often have one song that they call “our song,” while many of us get goosebumps when we hear certain songs that stir our souls. With this in mind, many individuals stipulate that the songs that have inspired them in life be played at their funerals or memorial services. In the minds of many, it is most appropriate and meaningful to use the songs of their lives to evoke remembrance among those who knew them. 

Choosing music for a funeral will help create a personalized service and pay tribute to a loved one’s life. Some people choose live music for funerals, commemorating a person’s life with uplifting and happy songs. The choice is completely up to you. At JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME, we encourage families to create personalized services. Please call 668-1960 or tour our facility at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

Plato

OF A SPIRITUAL NATURE

Published: September 21, 2020

While many adults, younger ones in particular, claim no specific religious affiliation, that does not necessarily mean that they do not govern themselves in accordance with spiritual beliefs. “Spirituality” concerns itself with exploring a person’s soul and transcendent relationship with their Creator, God, Higher Power, or whatever he or she calls holy. On the other hand, “religion” is a set of institutionalized texts, practices, and transcendent beliefs about a relationship with a god or gods that is shared by a community. In both cases, spiritual and religious individuals live in accordance with beliefs that connect them to a metaphysical (above the physical plane of existence) reality and to a greater community of like-minded individuals.

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 about our funeral services, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. We offer a variety of ways for you to honor their life as you begin to heal and find closure. 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: “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”

Anais Nin

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH BENEFITS

Published: September 14, 2020

When a person with Social Security benefits dies and leaves behind a surviving spouse or child, the Social Security Administration may pay out death benefits in either a special lump-sum death benefit of $255 and/or an ongoing monthly death benefit called a “survivor benefit.” For a spouse who was part of the deceased’s household, there is a one-time, lump-sum benefit of $255. A child of the deceased beneficiary who is under 18, under 19 and attending a full-time elementary or high school, or over 18 and disabled before the age of 22, may be eligible for ongoing monthly benefits. Dependent parents of deceased beneficiaries and spouses caring for the deceased worker’s children may also receive benefits.

To receive monthly benefits, the deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, 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.         

QUOTES: “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”

Rossiter Worthington Raymond

IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION

Published: September 8, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered why bodies have traditionally been buried six feet deep, you need only look to the Great Plague of London in 1665. During this time, one-fifth of the city’s population succumbed to the bubonic plague, with the death rate reaching over 8,000 dying per week. Believing that shallow graves were contributing to the spread of the disease, the Lord Mayor of London ordered that bodies be interred “six feet under.” While the law was overturned in England and its colonies soon thereafter, it was reinstituted in the nineteenth century to deter criminals from stealing corpses for use as medical school cadavers. Modern American burial laws now vary from state to state. 

At JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME  , it is our goal to help people complete the relationship with the one who has died and to provide a climate that encourages each person to give and receive emotional support. During the funeral service, family and friends have the opportunity to relate to each other at the deepest levels and find mutual strength. Please call 668-1960 to learn more about our services. Our funeral home is located at 48 Common Street, where we have been faithfully serving our community for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Rabindranath Tagore

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