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Navigating Debt After Death

In today's financial landscape, an overwhelming 73% of consumers leave behind some form of debt when they pass away, accumulating to an average of $62,000 per individual, as reported by Debt.org. This often includes credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, personal loans, and student loans—with credit cards and mortgages being the most prevalent. Does Your DebtRead more

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Should I donate my body to science?

A common question is, should I donate my body to science? Deciding whether to donate your body to science after you pass away is a profound choice. It’s a decision that can significantly aid medical research and education but comes with various considerations you should be aware of. Here, we explore the process, the benefits,Read more

Funeral Processions

Understanding Funeral Processions in New Hampshire and Vermont

Funeral processions are a longstanding tradition, serving as a final tribute to the deceased while providing the bereaved with a sense of collective mourning and support.  In New Hampshire and Vermont, like elsewhere, participating in or encountering a funeral procession on the road demands a specific etiquette and adherence to local laws. This comprehensive guideRead more

The Pre-Dead Social Club

Dialoguing with The Pre-Dead Social Club

A unique initiative called The Pre-Dead Social Club is fostering a community where conversations about death are not just welcomed but encouraged. Founded by Laura Cleminson, the club aims to break the societal norms of silence around death, providing a space where individuals can lean in, get curious and explore one of life’s most significantRead more

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What is Palliative Care?

In today’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, the concept of palliative care remains broadly misunderstood, leading to widespread confusion among patients, their loved ones, and healthcare providers alike. We're often asked, what is palliative care, and we know there is some misunderstanding around the subject. This misunderstanding largely stems from a lack of direct experience withRead more

End-of-life-doulas

Exploring the Relationship Between Hospice Care and End-of-Life Doulas

The 11th Annual Hospice & Palliative Care Conference, set for March 7, 2024, will feature a session led by Lee Webster, a longtime figure in the field of end-of-life care. Webster shared her perspectives on the evolving dynamics between professional caregiving and end-of-life doula care. “Doulas are before death, non-medical caregivers, and support systems forRead more

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Female funeral directors

Statistics suggest that back in 1995, only a small fraction of mortuary students — 35% — were women. However, this has grown spectacularly to 79%, as stated by the National Funeral Directors Association. As a testament to this shift, among the 17 licensed funeral directors at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 10 are female.  TheRead more

pet memorial

Honoring the Life of Pets Through Love and Loss

Pets hold a unique and irreplaceable place in our lives. They are not just animals, but cherished family members. Their departure often leaves a void as profound as the loss of a human companion. This post explores the ways we can honor our beloved creatures via a pet memorial, delving into an emotional and sometimesRead more

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The Importance of Living Life to the Fullest

One of our missions is to be a comforting presence, handling delicate matters with tact, empathy and respect. Even though we operate as a business, we truly hope not to see you or your loved ones here before life takes its natural course. It’s with this sentiment we’d like to share 10 suggestions to fullyRead more

what to say to someone who is dying

What to Say to Someone Who is Dying

We acknowledge the discomfort that our society attaches to death. In particular, when it hits close to home and we learn that a cherished family member or friend has a terminal illness, we may instinctively distance ourselves. This may be because we don’t know what to say to someone who is dying. As a result,Read more