site image
site image

Newsletter

|
|
|
|
|
|
|

Celebrate with Us

A lot of the families we serve feel that our caring staff has become an extension of their family during their time of great need. We love being a part of this community we serve.

Join us for your memorable events. We are your partners in celebrating life! Check back often to keep up with community gatherings or services.

site image

You can find our latest posts on this page. Click on the calendar to review postings from prior periods and remember to check back here often!

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Published: July 13, 2020

As is the case with death, the occurrence of a medical emergency, disease, or accident is not limited to older individuals. The fact is that anyone, at any time, could become incapacitated and unable to make medical decision for him- or herself. With advance care planning, anyone can prepare for unforeseen circumstances by creating a legal document known as an “advance directive,” which goes into effect only if a person becomes incapacitated and unable to speak for him- or herself. At that point, the advance directive allows incapacitated individuals to express their values and desires related to end-of-life decisions. This provides a way for family, friends, and healthcare professionals to implement the non-communicative person’s wishes.

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Including your family in the planning process can help them feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect your desires. 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 serving our community with compassion for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: “Every moment was a precious thing, having in it the essence of finality.”

Daphne du Maurier

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

Published: July 6, 2020

During the Victorian era, a “language of flowers” developed that was used to express the emotions of those giving floral gifts. Now, as then, it is widely recognized that flowers are a perfect replica of human life, in that they spring to life seemingly from nowhere, blossom, bloom, and die. Many flowers have also come to symbolize specific unspoken feelings. For example, lilies are a popular choice because they represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed. Gladioli convey strength of character, moral integrity, and sincerity; white carnations convey pure love and innocence; red carnations represent admiration; and pink carnations stand for remembrance. White roses express reverence, innocence, and youthfulness. Red roses convey respect, love, and courage.

In most cases, funeral flowers are selected by family members or close family friends. Those who were especially close to the deceased are often responsible for selecting these types of flowers because they understand the deceased's taste and what types of flowers they would want to have included.  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.

QUOTE: “In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.”

Okakura Kakuzo

site image
local_florist

© 2020 James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA