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Dealing With Sudden Death

It's never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one, even if you know it's going to happen. However, the agony of abrupt death is very different. Families frequently find it challenging ...
By Tom Gallagher
Saturday, January 1, 2022

How To Write An Obituary Notice

Writing an obituary notice can be tough, primarily if you’ve never written one before and are deep in sorrow, dealing with your loss. At Shalom Chapel, we often advise our clients and offer tips to...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Managing Grief During the Festive Season

While it's a great thing to have a happy family, tasty food, and beautiful hand-wrapped gifts for the holidays, these things do not bring joy when you have recently lost someone you love. It can be...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

What Do I Do With The Ashes After Cremation?

When someone is cremated, their family determines how to dispose of their ashes. As part of a pre-arranged contract, individuals sometimes indicate that their family members should conform to their...
By Tom Gallagher
Friday, November 26, 2021

How To Support A Grieving Friend

It can be highly distressing to see a friend in sorrow. Your heart breaks for them, and you sincerely want to assist them. They, too, may long for help to get through this dark period but might be ...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Do You Need A Casket?

We at Sholom Chapel offer elegant personalized funeral services. Some clients have questions about whether they will need a casket during a funeral service. Here is some information that ...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

After an individual's demise, you can opt to either cremate or bury the body. While cremation is a newer concept, the latter is a more traditional way of disposing of a body. We at Gallagher Funera...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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5 Tips to Help Explain Death To A Child

It’s not simple to communicate the notion of death to kids and many parents dread the prospect of doing so. Parents believe that their children will learn on their own eventually. When a family mem...

Meaningful Gift Ideas For Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

Companionship, affection, and presence are some of the most valuable gifts that you can give a grieving friend. If their loved one has recently passed away, you may support them by being present fo...

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, cremation is becoming quite common and many people prefer it to conventional burial. People across various faiths and religions have begun showing an interest in the cremation process. They ...

What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

Hospices offer end-of-life care to patients, making the person’s last moments comfortable and peaceful. This can help the patient accept their impending death with as little stress as possible. Man...

What To Expect Before The Funeral

After a person passes away, their family has to plan the funeral service. There are times when the ones handling this responsibility do not know how things are done. At Sholom Chapel, we know that ...

What Are Military Honors?

By law, military funeral honors for all eligible veterans are free of charge. We at Gallagher Funeral Home provide these services, but we have seen that many people are not aware of what military h...

Top Reasons To Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Death isn’t something we can avoid and yet not many of us are comfortable talking about it, let alone planning a funeral service for ourselves. However, we at Sholom Chapel have seen this trend cha...