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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.

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CASKET SELECTION

Published: April 14, 2019

Because caskets are available in diverse styles, materials, and customizable features, many consider choosing one to be the most difficult part of the funeral-planning process. There are many factors to consider that can help expedite the selection process. Because cremation caskets are going to be ultimately reduced to ashes, they can be limited to inexpensive wood, cardboard, or other highly combustible material. Caskets that are intended for burial can be simple or highly elaborate and customized, while those selected for “green” burials should be composed of a biodegradable material. Wooden caskets are designed to evoke the look of luxurious hardwood furniture, and metal caskets can be painted with images that reflect the spirit of the person resting within.

While the word casket is often used interchangeably with coffin, there is an important difference between the two. A coffin is octagonal or hexagonal, while a casket is rectangular. Also, a casket often contains a split lid for the purpose of viewing the body, while a coffin does not.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: “A coffin may have a body inside of it, but the spirit has long since departed.”

Anthony T. Hincks

PROPER ENGLISH

Published: April 7, 2019

While the British have a reputation for valuing tradition and respecting institutions, a recent survey indicates that their attitudes may be shifting. According to a recent survey conducted by national funeral provider Co-op Funeralcare, 92 percent of UK adults have indicated they no longer want a traditional funeral. In addition, 88 percent revealed they want to plan their unique send-off themselves. When asked what was most important when arranging a final goodbye, over 84 percent of respondents would rather have laughter than tears at their send-off. A further 27 percent wanted their family and friends to arrive wearing color. If nothing else, the survey underscores the importance of discussing and arranging funeral plans beforehand.

A funeral can and should be as unique as the life that is being celebrated. Personalizing a funeral or memorial service can be very therapeutic--it gives you and your family something to concentrate on as you relive memories. JAMES H. DELANEY & SON FUNERAL HOME offers a variety of ways for you to honor their life, pay tribute, and celebrate special memories as you begin to heal and find closure. To learn more, please call 668-1960, or visit us at 48 Common Street. We have been serving our community with pride for more than 50 years.  

QUOTE: “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Thucydides

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