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Trust the Feeling of Moving On, Even if your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready

At first, grief obscures your vision and creates a wall between you and the reality you once knew. You believed it would lift, as the fog does, but even after several days and weeks underneath its ...
By Tom Gallagher
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Understanding The Stages Of Grief

At Sholom Chapel, we have seen that everyone processes sorrow at their own pace and in their own way. Some recover in a matter of months, while others require years. There is no right or wrong answ...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

Funeral processions conjure images of long lines of slow-moving cars, huge crowds, and famous people. While this may not be the case during a large gathering of family and friends, many adhere to t...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

How Long Can A Person Be On Hospice?

Hospice care is designed specifically for persons nearing the end of their lives and requiring support. Emotional and psychological assistance and comfort are provided in a time of need. For the mo...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, May 30, 2022

The Importance Of Saying Good-Bye

Few things in life are as traumatic as saying farewell to a dying loved one. Focus on offering love and comfort when confronted with this challenging situation. This attentiveness and the following...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Grief - What is "Normal"?

Grief is a normal reaction to losing someone or something significant to you. You might experience a range of feelings, including despair or loneliness. At Gallagher Funeral Home, we recognize that...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Differences Between Protestant and Catholic Funerals

If you've ever attended funerals for people of different religious faiths, you've probably observed that the funeral rituals vary somewhat from one ceremony to the next. At Thomas M. Gallagher Fune...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Previous Posts

Sending Flowers To The Bereaved

Sending flowers with a condolence card is a kind and polite way to express your sympathies to a bereaved family. Flowers provide solace; they are visually attractive, and their vibrant colors enliv...

5 Things To Do With Your Loved One’s Ashes

If a person has chosen cremation as their method of disposition upon death, their relatives will get the cremains after the process. However, at Gallagher Funeral Home, we've seen that many folks a...

What Can You Do With The Ashes Of A Cremated Loved One?

If you have cremated a loved one, the cremation center will hand the ashes to you. At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we've seen that many folks are unclear about what to do with cremated remains...

Social Media Meets Funeral Service - The Pros And Cons

These days, just about everyone seems to have a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram profile. They utilize these social media platforms to communicate with family and friends, trade information and stay...

Are All Caskets The Same Size

Several clients at Sholom Chapel believe that all caskets are the same size. That is not correct. A standard-sized one will generally suffice if you need a casket for a deceased family member....

Irrevocable Pre-Need Arrangement

A funeral services package also referred to as pre preparations or funeral service packages, is a pre-paid contract between clients and funeral homes. Such packages include all necessary preparatio...

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

When a loved one commits suicide, it can send you into a tailspin and greatly overwhelm you. Sorrow, frustration, rage, and denial may all come tumbling down on you at the same time, leaving you fe...