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Funeral Reimbursement for COVID-19 Deaths

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized $2 billion to provide financial assistance to families who paid for funeral costs specifically related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The reimbursement applies to funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Claims are capped at $9,000. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium will provide our New Hampshire and VermontRead more

Free ebook reveals how to leave a lasting legacy

We’ve assembled a new funeral pre-planning ebook to help you with legacy planning and have meaningful talks with those you love. It’s Your Death: Plan Ahead to Rest Easy is available for free download now.  Recognize a Life Well Lived The ebook opens candidly: One thing that’s true for each and every one of us,Read more

What to know about palliative care in 2021

Palliative care remains a misunderstood option for patients who are sick but not dying. Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care? Confusion exists between palliative care and hospice care; they are not theRead more

Phaneuf Acquires Cain and Janosz Funeral Home

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, one of the oldest family-run funeral homes in New England, announced it acquired privately-owned Cain and Janosz Funeral Home, located at 74 Brook St., in Manchester, NH. “The residents in and around Manchester come to us during one of the most distressing times in their lives – the loss ofRead more

Top 3 reasons for planning a funeral

A recent study with participants from a variety of ages, genders, ethnicities, religions and financial backgrounds identified the three core reasons why people are interested in planning a funeral: Sharing their final wishes: Bringing awareness to your wishes ensures your loved ones have all the information they need to arrange the farewell you envision. TheRead more

How to offer condolences during a pandemic

Offering your condolences in person after a friend or family member dies may not be possible—or recommended—as the pandemic continues nationwide. This leaves people wondering how to express sympathy when we’re socially distanced. Your physical presence may not be part of someone’s farewell, but that does not mean you can’t offer support. These options forRead 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

Scholarships Now Available for Mortuary Students

Scholarships for mortuary science students attending a New England mortuary college are now available from the non-profit Phaneuf Family Foundation.  “I am excited to support the next generation of funeral directors,” said Arthur O. “Buddy” Phaneuf, President of Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium. Phaneuf also serves as a trustee and Chairman of the Board ofRead 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

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