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Following a Funeral Checklist

Planning a funeral or memorial service can be overwhelming. That’s perfectly understandable, since it’s a task one rarely takes on more than a few times in their lives. If you’re planning ahead for your own, there’s certainly less pressure to get it “right,” and there’s no particular deadline. If you’re in good health and simplyRead more

Thoughts on Pre-paid Funeral Plans

There are several reasons for planning ahead when it comes to funeral arrangements and any sort of memorial service. The most meaningful advantage is that, if your plans are thorough, your loved ones will have no questions about your wishes when you pass. That insight can provide great relief for families facing a very emotionalRead more

Gail Rubin’s Presentation: Now Available On Demand!

You may have seen our invitations and advertisements about two free seminars, featuring The Doynene of Death, Gail Rubin, which took place in May. The events were hosted at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium’s Manchester and Boscawen locations. The presentation, “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.” offered aRead more

The Why and How of Pre-Planning

It should come as no surprise that we believe it is extremely important to think about, plan ahead, and discuss your wishes for the end of your life. Yet, for many people, this is a scary subject; it is difficult to discuss, hard to imagine and definitely can cause anxiety. But here’s something to consider:Read more

Burial With Your Pet: Crazy Notion or Next Level of Personalization?

The Wall Street Journal recently offered an opinion piece on a bill that would allow people to be buried with their pets. Although the issue is being raised in New York, where Gov. Cuomo is currently evaluating the bill, this is an interesting topic that may soon pass to other states—wherever people and animals forgeRead more

Should children go to funerals?

  When a friend or loved one dies, you may wonder if it’s appropriate or healthy to take a child to the funeral service. Many experts agree that they should be allowed to attend the service if they are old enough to benefit from the ritual and if they’ve been adequately prepared for what toRead more