Traditional Funeral Service
  A funeral is an important event that reflects the personality of the deceased
loved one.  Funerals give us a time and place to grieve so that we may begin to
heel and adjust to life without our loved one.  Usually the gathering time is a set
time period when family and friends can meet to offer condolences, share
stories, and offer support.  The gatherings can be open to everyone or can be a
private time.

   After the gathering there is a ceremony which may contain prayers, eulogies
and music; such as a funeral Mass or a funeral Service which can be at a
church, a chapel, the funeral home, or other suitable place.  This service led by
clergy or a person trained in funeral ceremony.

  Following the funeral Service or Mass the deceased is taken to the cemetery
or crematory.  At the cemetery there may be a short service and Military Honors  
then the casket would be placed for final disposition, either in a cemetery grave
or mausoleum crypt.  If cremation was selected
, final placement and service
may take place at a later date.

  After the service there is often a gathering of friends and family to continue the
celebration of a life, to share memories and show support to loved ones.  
Families often share a meal, photo slide show and continue
the eulogies.

  Every family's needs will be different and every funeral is customized to meet  
those needs.  Use the above information as a guide to select the services  we
can provide to give your loved one the type of funeral you want.
D. LAWRENCE GINNANE FUNERAL HOME
D. LAWRENCE
GINNANE
FUNERAL HOME

716 873-4774