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Managing Your Digital Assets After Death

If you attended our recent “Kicking the Bucket List” seminar last month, it may have prompted you to start thinking about funeral pre-planning, or other aspects of end-of-life planning. Unfortunately, some people don’t start thinking about estate planning until late in the game and some people never get to it at all. Even those whoRead more

Phaneuf Hosts Award-Winning Speaker Gail Rubin, “The Doyenne of Death®,” in Entertaining and Educational End-of-life Planning Seminars

The chapel at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Manchester was filled with local residents interested in learning more about end-of-life planning. The buzz around Phaneuf’s entertaining guest speaker, Gail Rubin, undoubtedly contributed to the size of the crowd attending the first of the two events, which drew more than 75 people on Tuesday afternoon.Read more

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The Importance of Making Our End-of-Life Wishes Known

While it’s a topic most people don’t like talking about – no matter how old or young – having conversations about death can be beneficial to you and your family. How? Talking about and preparing for death can reduce some of the burden for our loved ones after we’ve gone. While we may not likeRead 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

Funeral and Estate Planning Seminar – October 11

On Tuesday, October 11, we are pleased to present our popular Funeral and Estate Planning Seminar at our Boscawen location. Learn about the benefits of planning for your funeral or cremation and about protecting your future with proper estate planning, wills and trusts, and Medicaid issues. Buddy Phaneuf, President of Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium,Read 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

Digital Estate Management: What Is It and Why Might You Need it?

When you lose someone you love, the last thing on our mind may be their social media accounts or the various digital profiles that they may have created in life. But imagine coming across comments or friend requests on their Facebook, or navigating emails from distant acquaintances who have not heard of their passing. ImagineRead 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

“Funeral” or “Memorial” – How to Decide

Although the gap between the two terms has slowly been closing, there is still a difference between funerals and memorials. Most notably, a funeral will have the body of the deceased present while a memorial service will not. While this is, in essence, the only major difference, over the years each tribute has developed itsRead more

How to Be Pro-Active in Preparing for Your End of Life

  Regardless of your age and health, knowing and sharing your end-of-life wishes is essential for just about everyone. None of us have the power to know when we will reach our end, so the best way to ensure that your needs are met in critical situations is to be proactive. Here are three simpleRead more