Obituaries

Emilio Paletta
B: 1929-11-26
D: 2020-06-01
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Paletta, Emilio
Carol Knott
B: 1953-01-29
D: 2020-05-27
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Knott, Carol
Lois Rehm
B: 1943-05-05
D: 2020-05-26
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Rehm, Lois
Frank Moriarty
B: 1943-01-07
D: 2020-05-24
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Moriarty, Frank
Marie Strunk
B: 1953-10-12
D: 2020-05-23
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Strunk, Marie
Michael Brant
B: 1958-12-19
D: 2020-05-23
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Brant, Michael
Emma Fontanez-Cruz
B: 1923-01-08
D: 2020-05-11
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Fontanez-Cruz, Emma
Edward Buddin
B: 1945-09-17
D: 2020-05-11
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Buddin, Edward
Sandra Stockman
B: 1937-07-20
D: 2020-05-10
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Stockman, Sandra
Carmine Disomma
B: 1982-08-15
D: 2020-05-08
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Disomma, Carmine
Catherine Kowalski
B: 1954-09-04
D: 2020-05-07
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Kowalski, Catherine
Gregory Gilbert
B: 1943-09-05
D: 2020-05-07
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Gilbert, Gregory
Phillip Eilenberger
B: 1949-02-01
D: 2020-05-07
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Eilenberger, Phillip
Rosemary Lamp
B: 1931-04-20
D: 2020-05-06
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Lamp, Rosemary
Vladimir Holik
B: 1945-08-09
D: 2020-05-06
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Holik, Vladimir
Thelma Courtney
B: 1923-06-12
D: 2020-05-05
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Courtney, Thelma
Jesse Gutierrez
B: 1934-04-03
D: 2020-05-04
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Gutierrez, Jesse
Nicole Amuso
B: 1976-05-09
D: 2020-05-04
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Amuso, Nicole
Marsha Quelch
B: 1981-09-11
D: 2020-05-02
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Quelch, Marsha
Victor Woodman
B: 1950-09-04
D: 2020-04-30
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Woodman, Victor
Doris Perry
B: 1932-12-06
D: 2020-04-30
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Perry, Doris

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Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.