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Creative Ideas for Funeral Services

Today, many people don’t feel that shedding tears and walking around in a morose manner is absolutely necessary when a loved one dies.  If someone close to you has lived a full life and been a...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Online Grief Support Resources

It’s not easy to deal with grief and sometimes asking a family member or friend for support isn’t an option. Different people have different ways to cope with grief and some of these coping mechani...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, especially during times of celebrations like the holidays. You spend your holidays with your loved ones as it’s a time to cherish everyone in you...
By Tom Gallagher
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Benefits of Planning your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

Speaking about death is never easy so most people try to avoid it as much as they can. While this is understandable, we at Gallagher Funeral Home, encourage people to consider the benefits of plann...
By Tom Gallagher
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Monday, November 27, 2017

3 Tips for Explaining Death to a Child

Explaining the concept of death to a child is very challenging. Most parents want to avoid it as long as possible because they don’t want to introduce such a grim and sad fact of life. Sometimes th...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Most Unique Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

There are a number of ways to honor and memorialize a decedent and provide solace to the family left behind. Most families want the memorial service to be comforting, familiar, and personal so they...
By Tom Gallagher
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Memorial Ideas for Veterans

If you’re stuck trying to come up with memorial ideas for veterans, there are a number of options open to you. There really is no way to properly memorialize our veterans, after everythin...
By Tom Gallagher
In Our Blogs
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Previous Posts

Recommended Reading Selections for Funeral Services

When it comes down to personalizing a funeral service, one of the most important options to many are the reading selections that are chosen. Many people will want to select these ahead of...

4 Common Misconceptions about Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Funeral pre-planning can be an intimidating prospect for most people as they want to avoid thinking about death for as long as possible. While that’s understandable, it’s wise to consider the benef...

Funeral Benefits Available for Veterans

Veterans that are serving or have served in the military are entitled to some funeral benefits whether they have died on active duty or outside of it. Veterans and their families should be aware of...

3 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Funerals are solemn and serious affairs and are attended by several grieving people. It’s important to be respectful and considerate while attending the service. People who haven’t attended a funer...

Celebrant or Clergy Member: Which One Should You Choose?

The master of ceremonies at a funeral is called an officiant. They conduct the ceremony, carry out the associated rituals, and offer comfort to the grieving family. Different people have different ...

Different Methods for Funding a Funeral Service

Funerals can be quite expensive, and families often have to scramble to find the funds to finance the ceremony. This can add to the stress and grief the families experience, especially if they don’...

Finding a Good Estate Planning Lawyer or Financial Advisor

Finding the right, qualified estate planning lawyer or financial advisor doesn’t have to be as hard as it sounds. When working out end of life decisions, especially pertaining to wills, having a pr...