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Returning to normal after a loss

There is no singular step-by-step guide for getting on with life after losing a loved one. The grieving process is different for all of us, especially when it comes to time. One healthy way to approach returning to normal after a loss – and remember that “what normal is” varies for all of us –Read more

Death Cleaning Can Be a Gift for Your Family

A story that was shared with us recently got us thinking about the concept of “death cleaning.” A young woman’s grandmother died a couple years ago and here is the cautionary tale that was shared: “Grandma passed away unexpectedly after complications from a surgery. Grandpa died several years before her, after they moved from theirRead more

American Flag Etiquette

Flag Disposal is Simple, Respectful at Phaneuf

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, millions of Americans will raise the stars and stripes to its high-flying glory to celebrate the nation’s independence. While some choose to have Old Glory wave year-round, others raise the flag only for significant days on the calendar. And, when you discover your flag is tattered or damaged, retiring theRead more

American veteran flag and a rose in the cemetery

Veterans Funeral and Burial Benefits

Expanding veterans funeral benefits is the impetus of the The Burial Rights for America’s Veterans’ Efforts (BRAVE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 497/S. 598), which was introduced to Congress earlier this year. If passed, the BRAVE Act will improve existing death benefits for veterans who meet certain eligibility requirements. The act’s aim is to ensure thatRead more

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta GA

Phaneuf Funeral Director Selected for Meet the Mentors Program

Stephanie Knotts, a licensed funeral director with Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, was selected by the National Funeral Directors Association to participate in the Meet the Mentors program in March, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Stephanie was one of 50 funeral professionals aged 40 or younger or new to the profession (first licensed withinRead more

NH Statehouse

Phaneuf Supports New Hampshire Funeral and Cremation Legislation Change

Buddy Phaneuf, President of Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, recently testified in front of the New Hampshire House of Representatives subcommittee on the subject of HB 301, which relates to the funeral and burial or cremation expenses for assisted persons. Buddy spoke on behalf of funeral directors across the state of New Hampshire in anRead more