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How Do I Plan a Celebration of Life if I Have no Instructions?

The concept of death is never easy; when you are faced with it you are hit with a wall of many different emotions, from sadness, to anger, to anxiety, to stress. On top of moving through the grievi...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Who Can be a Pallbearer?

It is important to note that pallbearer can be any close to the deceased; they are the select family members and friends. They are the ones that carry the casket. However, in most cases, because of...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Steps Involved in the Funeral Planning Process

Funerals are an overwhelming and stressful time. However, even thinking of trying to plan a funeral while dealing with your own grief can send you over the edge. For most people, there are many unk...
By Tom Gallagher
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Why are Flowers a Common Choice for a Funeral Service?

If you attend a funeral service at the Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home, you will notice the flowers given by those who want to send their sympathies to the mourning family. Did you know that using fl...
By Tom Gallagher
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Flower for a Funeral

Thomas Gallagher Funeral Home is a professional service provider who caters to your particular needs in this dramatic moment. With this in mind, one of the most important things that you would have...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cremation vs. Burial... How to Decide Which is Best

The burial of a loved one marks the start of a long and emotionally taxing journey to their funeral service. One of the main decisions you must make as the person in charge of planning the funeral ...
By Tom Gallagher
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Unique Memorials From Around the World

Having a special way to remember our loved ones and heroes is a great of showing how much we cared about them. A memorial could be in any form as long as it shows or depicts the love that someone h...
By Tom Gallagher
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Previous Posts

Common Misconceptions about Funeral Directors

  Many people have their certain presumptions about people working in the funeral industry.  They often look at them as a frightening figure since they are often depicted in the pop cult...

5 Funeral Etiquette Tips You Need to Know

Being aware of proper funeral etiquette can prepare you for a funeral service, especially if you have never attended a funeral previously. Everyone present at a funeral is going through some level ...

Different ways to Personalize an Obituary

As many of you have seen before, obituaries are published in newspapers and online as a way to pay tribute when a death occurs. Naturally, in an obituary, the birth and death date are stated and cl...

The Difference Between a Celebration of Life and a Funeral

Both these services are dedicated to a loved one who has recently passed and they both give family and friends the opportunity to acknowledge the death and pay their respects. Funerals have been ar...

The Steps to Writing a Eulogy

Writing a eulogy may seem like a very difficult task that you need to do. It is likely that you have so many different attributes and stories you want to talk about and you feel like you can’t poss...

I am Next in Line, what do I Say?

When you attend a funeral you are there to pay your respects, show your support to the family, and mourn the loss of a loved one. As you prepare your words for the family of the deceased, it can be...

Managing Social Media Accounts After a Loved One has Passed

After a loved one has passed it is more than likely you will be the person to manage all of their social media accounts. Social media has a big impact on our lives and over time has become an impor...