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How Memorials & Funeral Services Differ May 22, 2020

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How Memorials & Funeral Services Differ, Rochester, New York

Coping with the loss of a loved one is enormously difficult, especially with the added challenges of planning their send-off. You have the option to host a memorial or funeral service to honor them in a touching manner. The information below may help you decide which option works best for your family.

What Is a Funeral Service?

This type of event is scheduled a few days after the person’s passing, and you may choose a closed or open casket. 

Rochester, NY funeral serviceServices can take place at a funeral home, chapel, or gravesite. Families may also opt for cremation. In this case, the body is transported to a crematorium following the funeral service. Services often include brief tributes presented by family members and friends, along with spiritual readings. Music and poetry may also be included.

What Is a Memorial Service?

By contrast, a memorial service may take place at any point after the person’s passing. The body is not present. The tribute may be delayed due to scheduling issues with family, for example.

If you opted to cremate the remains, then you may choose to scatter the ashes during the memorial. The event can be held at a family member’s home or a location the person loved, like a park or beach. Loved ones can also give eulogies or read religious texts to pay tribute to the deceased.
 

You aren’t alone during this difficult time. If you’re planning a funeral service or memorial for a loved one, turn to the caring and compassionate staff at Thomas Funeral Chapels in Rochester, NY. They provide guidance and assistance every step of the way. They also carry caskets and urns to make planning the arrangements easier. Visit their website for more information on their offerings, or call (585) 663-3837 to discuss your needs with a funeral director.

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