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FTC Funeral Rule Demands Cost Transparency

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) inspected funeral homes in five states to test compliance. Seventeen of 90 funeral homes failed inspection. The FTC Funeral Rule was established to protect consumers  shopping for end-of-life services and merchandise. The FTC Funeral Rule was enacted on April 30, 1984 and was revised in 1994. It mandates that funeralRead more

Funeral Homes Reopen in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu announced that funeral homes can reopen for public services on Monday, June 15, 2020, at  50 percent capacity. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium did not cease operation during the pandemic, but services and visitations were limited to fewer than 10 attendees at a time. “Given what we have seen inRead more

The comparative effects of coronavirus in New Hampshire

As of this writing, New Hampshire has 4,197 reported cases of COVID-19 and 210 deaths, while there are more than 1.6 million reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 98,191 deaths related to the coronavirus. This post looks at the effects of the pandemic in New Hampshire compared to other states. The firstRead more

Phaneuf Prepares as Coronavirus Affects NH/VT

Phaneuf Funeral Home served the community through the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. Today, we are making  daily adjustments to the way we conduct business and support local families during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a frightening reality for all of us, though it is heartening to see residents in New Hampshire, Vermont and neighboring statesRead more

Coronavirus and the funeral industry

Like most small businesses in the country, we’re actively discussing and taking precautions for COVID-19 a.k.a. the Coronavirus. Your wellbeing is always a top consideration at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, so we thought it was a good idea to share where we are on the Coronavirus and funerals subject today, including information from theRead more

Few Seats Remain for November Caregiver Event

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium will host a free Continuing Education(CE) Seminar as part of November’s annual National Family Caregivers Month at two locations on Thursday, November 14. This year’s program is AGING AMERICA: Coping with Loss, Dying, and Death in Later Life. It is  the Hospice Foundation of America’s 2019 Living with Grief® programRead more

Honoring Veterans 365 Days a Year

A recent article about unclaimed veterans’ cremation remains caught our attention. It was heartening, especially as Veterans Day approaches, to read about a high school shop class creating wooden urns for some of New Mexico’s homeless veterans who passed. The finished products show care and respect –appropriate for these patriots who, for whatever circumstances, didRead more

Unclaimed remains services

Unclaimed Cremated Remains Laid to Rest on Nov. 4

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is once again collaborating with Mt. Calvary Cemetery to offer a “home” for unclaimed cremated remains. A public mass to honor and accept the unclaimed remains is set for Monday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Chapel, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH. The public mass comes soon afterRead more

Attending virtual funeral

Guidance on Nontraditional Funerals

There is a cultural shift in America from death denying to death positivity. More people seek information about end-of-life options beyond traditional casket burial. A nontraditional funeral discussion will present the many end-of-life options for New Hampshire residents. The free event is set for 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 23, at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium,Read more

Phaneuf Family Foundation

Phaneuf Family Foundation Formed

Everyone deserves a dignified farewell. That’s the impetus behind the Phaneuf Family Foundation, a non-profit offering financial assistance for funeral and cremation arrangements for needy New Hampshire and Vermont families and individuals. “The Phaneuf Family Foundation is an opportunity to assist families in need, as well as those who pass away without family members,” saidRead more