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MEMORIAL GARDENS

Published: September 13, 2021

In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people forgoing traditional burial customs and opting for something more personal and different, yet still honoring the importance of having a place to visit. Of course, it’s crucial to respect the wishes of the deceased and fulfill them as closely as possible. Memorial gardens offer a more natural environment than a traditional cemetery, so for many, they fit the bill. These park-like settings, either  private or public, are created for the specific purpose of remembering someone or something significant, usually planted in memory and tribute to people who have passed away. They can be any size or planted with any plant and usually contain memorial stones or sculptures.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a challenge that nearly everyone will experience during his or her lifetime. While the only way to heal from a loss is with time, creating a memorial garden in honor of your loved one is an inspirational way to pay tribute to their life while giving you a quiet place to remember your loved one. To learn more about our funeral services, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. We 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: “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”  

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

DISENFRANCHISED GRIEF

Published: September 6, 2021

When we experience a loss, we want the support of family and friends while we grieve. However, that isn’t always possible. Disenfranchised grief is grief that is not recognized by others. It has everything to do with society’s views and varies within families, friendship circles, and cultures. For grief to be disenfranchised one or more scenarios may be accurate: the relationship before the loss was stigmatized, such as a divorce; suicide; the loss occurs with a pet or co-worker and therefore isn’t regarded as being very important; or the grief goes unacknowledged. It is essential to remember that you are not alone, that your suffering is natural and legitimate, and the only person you need to validate is you.

It’s normal to grieve the loss of anyone you had a meaningful relationship with, including a best friend, extended family, a classmate, or an ex. Grief typically progresses through several stages, so if you can’t openly mourn, it’s hard to proceed through these stages in a productive way. To learn more about the services we offer, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960. We are located at 48 Common Street, where we have been serving our community for more than 50 years.

QUOTE: “She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.”                        

 George Eliot

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