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FINAL DECISIONS

Published: August 18, 2019

Preplanning your funeral entitles you to make the final decisions about the type of funeral and burial you want. Doing so spares your surviving relatives the emotional stress of making difficult decisions  related to your funeral, burial, or cremation. It is important to make your preferences known after giving these matters careful consideration. Otherwise, those you leave behind  will be burdened with the monumental decisions regarding how you would like your body disposed of, where you might wish to be buried, and other vital details   affecting your relatives’ own lives  for years to come. While we may not know  what life has in store, we can anticipate and prepare for its finality.

During our lives we plan for education, having a family, vacations, weddings and retirement. We purchase insurance to help us in situations that may happen, such as accidents, earthquakes, fire, floods and theft. We should also consider the pre-planning of our funeral service as it not only lets our survivors know what our wishes are, but it can also avoid financial hardship. If you have more questions 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: “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.”

Emily Dickenson

BLACK RIBBONS

Published: August 11, 2019

During the Victorian age, there were many rules and regulations surrounding death that dictated the wearing of heavy black clothing, black jewelry, and the observance of mourning behavior. While these customs have been generally relegated to the past, the practice of wearing black ribbons and armbands survives  as a public display of the wearer’s mourning status. After observing the proper period of private mourning, those who have lost a family member or friend may wish to continue to remember the deceased in  public in a way that conveys their sadness in an observable yet discreet manner. Not only does a black ribbon help mourners continue their observance of mourning, but it alerts onlookers of their special status. 

When deciding what to wear to a funeral it is always best to go conservative. While it’s true that you don’t have to wear black, you should dress in a way that shows respect. That means avoiding bright colors, flashy prints, and glittery fabrics. If you are interested in learning more about the services we offer, 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: “Mourning is not forgetting... It is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.”

Marjery Allingham

OPEN EMOTION

Published: August 4, 2019

When attending a funeral that features an open casket, visitors should prepare to view the body of the deceased. While there is no obligation to approach the casket, many find that viewing the body provides a chance to say a prayer or a final good-bye to the deceased. Understandably, some people become emotional when viewing the body. For anyone who wants to view the body but is afraid of becoming overwhelmed, it may be best to approach the casket with another person. Otherwise, those who are initially reluctant to view the body  may find themselves growing more comfortable with the idea in an atmosphere where others so readily accept the practice as a means of gaining closure.

The body of the deceased will often look different from how the person looked in life. If you are uncomfortable with an open casket, there is no obligation to view the body. The funeral is an experience of value and when properly planned can provide lasting satisfaction and comfort to the survivors. Our funeral service family can assist you in planning and coordinating all of the details and will explain all of the available options. 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: “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”

Kahlil Gibran

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