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GAINING CONTROL OF EMOTIONS

Published: February 17, 2019

While no one necessarily likes to think about the inevitability of death, planning responsibly for the end of life can help relieve much of the anxiety that is so often associated with this time. By pre-arranging their own funerals, people often find they have a certain sense of accomplishment knowing that their final arrangements have been taken care of. These feelings are bolstered by the comfort of knowing that they have spared members of their immediate family from experiencing the charged emotions that so often arise when faced with making important decisions pertaining to the death of a loved one. At the very least, funeral pre-arrangement provides ample time to do the necessary research that leads to well-informed decisions.    

Although pre-arrangement is important, yet even more important is the need to share the choices you have made with immediate family. Many times a spouse or children have been surprised by the decisions someone has made concerning funeral arrangements; sharing information allows the family to ask any questions for clarity. 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: “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

Proverb often attributed to the Chinese

SPEAKING FOR THEMSELVES

Published: February 10, 2019

In order to help ensure that they will be remembered in the way they want, some individuals take on the task of writing their own obituaries. This written notice of a person’s death may be brief or long, depending on where it appears and how comprehensive it is meant to be. Aside from including the date of death and the time and place of the funeral or memorial service, the obituary may also make specific mention about wishes for where donations may be made in the deceased’s name. An obituary also includes biographical information such as details about family, education, employment and military service, awards and achievements, primary interests, and a photograph (if desired).

Writing your own obituary can be part of your life and end-of-life planning. Although you might not want to think about preplanning your funeral, it’s something that everyone should at least give some thought to. If not for your own peace-of-mind, then for the well-being of those you leave behind. To learn more, please call JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME at 668-1960, or visit us at 48 Common Street. We have been serving our community with pride for more than 50 years.  

QUOTE: “Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”

 Michael Landon

FILING THE DEATH CERTIFICATE

Published: February 3, 2019

A death certificate, which is a document that declares the deceased’s name, address, date, location, and cause of death, as well as other important information, must be signed by a medical practitioner  within a prescribed period of time. While processing this document is routine in a hospital, deaths that occur at home may require calls to the deceased’s personal physician or, if necessary, the county medical examiner or coroner. In the days immediately following death, the funeral director prepares the death certificate, which is filed with the county before the body can be buried or cremated. The funeral home usually files the certificate, certified copies of which will be needed later for insurance, probate, and other purposes.  

The easiest way to get certified copies of a death certificate is to order them through the funeral home or mortuary at the time of the death. If you are in charge of winding up the deceased person’s affairs, you should ask for at least 10 copies. 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: “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”

William Penn

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