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Estimate funeral costs with our easy-to-use funeral cost estimator

We’ve received many questions related to funeral and cremation costs, so we’ve added a free website tool to estimate funeral costs. You can choose your preferences to generate an itemized breakdown of the cost of a funeral with a cremation or burial. The funeral cost estimator does not include every possible option – as weRead more

Dos and don’ts for posting about death on social media

Grieving brings us together through healing and reconnecting even when it must be virtual. We all knew that death and grieving go on when in-person funeral services are not possible. The pandemic highlighted the digital ways to say goodbye, including how posting about death on social media isn’t unusual and can still bring some comfort.Read more

What are veterans funeral benefits

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause,” said Abraham Lincoln. In life and in death, many of us hold America’s military veterans in the highest regard. ThisRead more

How to retire an American flag

You’ll likely see homes and businesses around your community flying Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, aka the American flag on holidays including Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day or perhaps soaring through the entire summer. The sun, wind and rain takes its toll on flags no matter the material, which leaves some wondering,Read more

What to do for a death away from home

Travel in 2020 is a scary thought, but there will come a time when we’ll feel comfortable outside our homes, neighborhoods, states and even the country. Some of us love traveling and the pandemic has stifled that – for now. Once you do move from staycation to vacation, the last thing you want to thinkRead more

Pandemic leaves us stuck in delayed grief

The Covid-19 pandemic has us physically stuck in our homes—but also stuck emotionally. This is especially true for anyone who had a loved one pass in recent months, whether it’s related to Covid-19 or not. There are no mass gatherings to say goodbye at funeral homes, in places of worship, in cemeteries or in familyRead more

NH group helping children grieve and grow

The ongoing pandemic raises stress and anxiety levels for most, if not all, of us — and that includes children. There’s already a shortage of mental health professionals for children, and this situation won’t help. New Hampshire has just one ongoing, full-time peer-to-peer organization helping children grieve and grow. Because of the COVID-19 crisis, itRead more

Join the Coffin Club with a DIY Coffin

The Do It Yourself (DIY) trend continues and has spread to, yes, a DIY coffin. Why would you choose to build your own casket? And is this a feasible option for your end-of-life plans? Let’s get into the details before you decide whether to become a member of a “coffin club.” Yes, that’s a realRead more

Death Cleaning Can Be a Gift for Your Family

A story that was shared with us recently got us thinking about the concept of “death cleaning.” A young woman’s grandmother died a couple years ago and here is the cautionary tale that was shared: “Grandma passed away unexpectedly after complications from a surgery. Grandpa died several years before her, after they moved from theirRead more

American Flag Etiquette

Flag Disposal is Simple, Respectful at Phaneuf

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, millions of Americans will raise the stars and stripes to its high-flying glory to celebrate the nation’s independence. While some choose to have Old Glory wave year-round, others raise the flag only for significant days on the calendar. And, when you discover your flag is tattered or damaged, retiring theRead more