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3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Traditional Burial Service June 23, 2017

East Haven, New Haven County
3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Traditional Burial Service, East Haven, Connecticut

The passing of a loved one is a difficult, emotional time. Planning the perfect ceremony should not add to your stress. Whether you've decided on a traditional burial or a cremation funeral, working with a professional funeral home allows you to create a meaningful event. Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home, which serves East Haven, New Haven, Branford, and North Branford, CT, has over 65 years of experience assisting families in their time of need. Below, they discuss three details that will make your loved one’s ceremony memorable.

Music

traditional burials East Haven CTPlaying music during a wake, church service, or memorial gathering can help you commemorate the deceased. While some houses of worship play specific songs during funerals, you may have the opportunity to include some personal selections. When choosing songs, make sure the lyrics are appropriate for the occasion and respectful of your loved one. 

Photographs

Displaying large portrait of your lost loved one offers friends and relatives a sense of closeness. Choose an image that highlights their joy and personality. The photo should be a beautiful reminder of who this person was and what they meant to others. You may also want to invite friends and family members to contribute other pictures that celebrate a lifetime of happy memories.

Flowers

Flowers are an important visual component of both traditional burial services and cremation funerals. Each color and variety is imbued with meanings that express grief, sympathy, and hope. While white lilies are common because they convey innocence and purity, bright colors such as yellow, orange, and pink can encourage attendees to focus on the positive aspects of their loved one’s life. 

With help from an experienced funeral director, your family can plan a traditional burial or memorial service that honors and celebrates the deceased. Clancy-Palumbo Funeral Home provides guidance that makes it easy for families to choose readings, musical selections, and personal touches that help them grieve and heal. For more information about their services, visit their website or call (203) 467-2789 today.

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