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Inaugural Caregiver Award

Winner Announced for Inaugural Caregiver Award

The Phaneuf Family Foundation’s 501(c)(3) board of directors announced Betsy Ann Pelletier of Community Hospice House in Merrimack as its first Caregiver Superstar of the Year. The announcement was made Nov. 15 at an annual professional caregiver event hosted by Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium.  “While there were many strong candidates we looked at forRead more

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Overdose Awareness Day 2023

Overdose Awareness Day 2023 is Thursday, Aug. 31. This is a global overdose awareness movement aimed at increasing awareness of overdosing and the many lives it continues to destroy. International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) began in Australia to spread the word throughout communities about the risk of overdose and has since spread worldwide. IOAD eventsRead more

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The practice of Swedish death cleaning

A story that was shared with us got us pondering the concept of “death cleaning.” A young woman’s grandmother died a couple years ago and she shared this  cautionary tale: “Grandma passed away unexpectedly after complications from a surgery. Grandpa died several years before her, after they moved from their longtime house into a retirementRead more

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Phaneuf Family Foundation taking part in NH Gives 2023

Phaneuf Family Foundation taking part in NH Gives 2023 The 501c3 nonprofit Phaneuf Family Foundation is participating in NH Gives on June 6 and 7, 2023. NH Gives is a statewide online 24-hour campaign from the NH Center for Nonprofits to raise awareness about and connect donors to NH nonprofits. Donations during the 24-hour campaignRead more

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Americans believe in ghosts

What percentage of Americans believe in ghosts? Forty-one percent, according to a YouGov study in 2021. Twenty percent polled were unsure if they believe in ghosts. (Comparatively, 43% of Americans polled believe demons exist.) Eighteen percent of adult Americans claim they’ve seen or been near a ghost, according to a 2009 Pew Research Center survey.Read more

Phaneuf Acquires Wendell Butt Funeral Home - Phaneuf

Phaneuf Acquires Wendell Butt Funeral Home

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in New England, announced it has acquired privately-owned Wendell Butt Funeral Home in Penacook. Phaneuf will honor all existing and pre-planned arrangements previously made with Wendell Butt. “The residents in and around the greater Concord region come to us during one of theRead more

Why families choose to witness the cremation of a loved one - Phaneuf

Why families choose to witness the cremation of a loved one

As more people choose cremation, our funeral directors are frequently asked, can you witness a cremation? Yes, that is an option for family members. Watching a cremation is not for everyone, though families may choose this service for a number of reasons: Religious traditions For Hindu and some Buddhist traditions, cremation rituals include participation fromRead more