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3 Tips for a Personalized Funeral

A funeral is more than just a traditional ceremony that is “expected” when someone passes, it is truly a way to say goodbye to someone who was loved, to remember and celebrate the life they lived and to come together with friends and loved ones to share our grief and help each other heal.Read more

Mandy Desmarais: NH Patriot Guard Riders’ Honoree

We are proud to announce that our very own Mandy Desmarais has been honored by the New Hampshire Patriot Guard Riders! The New Hampshire Patriot Guard Riders is a chapter of a nationwide organization that seeks to give and inspire respect for our nation’s fallen warriors.Read more

Blessing of the Animals in Portsmouth, NH

For many of us, companion animals are an integral part of the family; we take them on vacations, care for their every need and, in turn, they share their boundless affection and comfort with us. So it is not surprising that some people may want to keep their beloved companion close even after they pass,Read more

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Is Attendance at a Funeral Important? Rent-A-Mourner Will Eliminate the Concern

Whom do you picture being at your funeral? For most people, it is friends and family, loved ones coming to say goodbye. But what if you don’t have many friends or family? Is there a stigma attached with low funeral attendance? It seems like this may be the case in the UK.Read more

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Can You Trust Your Funeral Home? 5 Ways to Make Sure You Are Making a Good Choice

If you are going through the difficult and heart-wrenching process of burying a loved one, the trustworthiness of a funeral home is probably not at the top of your list of concerns. Most funeral homes treat their customers with the respect and sensitivity that you would expect, however it is not always clear what mayRead more

A Changing Landscape: Funeral Homes in the 21st Century

Death is a given, yet many funeral homes are seeing a notable decline in business. Of course, lower death rates are hardly cause to lament, yet it is interesting to observe how an industry that has stayed essentially the same for decades is now tasked with the need for a significant evolution.  As culture shiftsRead more

Burial With Your Pet: Crazy Notion or Next Level of Personalization?

The Wall Street Journal recently offered an opinion piece on a bill that would allow people to be buried with their pets. Although the issue is being raised in New York, where Gov. Cuomo is currently evaluating the bill, this is an interesting topic that may soon pass to other states—wherever people and animals forgeRead more

What You Need to Know About Body Donation

Although a far less common option than burial or cremation, whole-body donation is a valid and highly beneficent choice. There are many medical research facilities that will accept donations and, with them, make strides in research and education. To many, this may seem like a very extreme decision, one that their families may oppose. InRead more

Perspectives on Afterlife: What We Can Learn from Islam

As turmoil and unrest continue to plague the Middle East, it is worthwhile to note that there is a great deal more common ground than disagreement between the Islamic faith and the Judeo-Christian belief system. In many ways, the Islamic belief in the afterlife mirrors Christianity quite closely. Much like Christianity, there is a Heaven,Read more

How You Improve the Funeral Service Industry

Recently, the Federal Trade commission released its annual survey of consumer complaints; their findings showed that there is an increase in complaints in just about every industry…except funeral services. In fact, this is one of a handful of industries that has actually seen a decline in complaints. What does this mean and how does itRead more