Grief and the holidays, with Kathy Helgeson, certified funeral celebrant

Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast where we talk to Kathy Helgeson, a certified funeral celebrant at OCFH, about the intricacies of dealing with grief over the holidays. Links mentioned in this podcast:   Meet Kathy https://oconnellfuneralhomes.com/about-us/kathleen-helgeson/   12 questions for the holidays https://bit.ly/12_Questions_PDF   6 needs of mourning – Alan Wolfelt https://www.funeralbasics.org/the-6-needs-of-mourning/   5-days […]

Hospice care and end of life decisions with Kate Garza, a social worker at Moments Hospice

Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast where we talk to our guest Kate Garza, social worker at Moments Hospice, about the specifics regarding hospice care. Resources mentioned in this podcast: 12 questions for the holidays (free PDF): https://oconnellfuneralhomes.com/ocfh-holiday-promo/ 5-days of grief & the holidays (free meditation video series): https://oconnellfuneralhomes.com/holiday-grief/ Moments Hospice – (763)-205-3600 https://momentshospice.com […]

Are you thinking of cremation?

Let’s delve into some of the facts and unknown parts of the cremation process. Cremation is the process in which a body is reduced through the process of combustion and heat, leaving elements that are commonly called cremains or ashes. The cremation process typically takes about three hours from start to finish with optimal temperatures […]

Cemeteries

Cemeteries are a community’s landmark for so many reasons. The obvious need is for a permanent home for our loved ones. But outside of the obvious, a cemetery is so very vital to our well being than simply saying goodbye. Cemeteries are one of the most peaceful settings in a community. During the day, the […]

Woman are helping lead the way in the funeral business

Women in Funeral Industry

The funeral industry is built with rituals and consistency. Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. But today, the funeral industry is one of constant change and trends. An exciting trend happening is women entering the field to become funeral directors. Several decades ago, it was very uncommon for women to be […]

Farewell Flag Ceremony offered by O’Connells

farewell flag ceremony

Farewell flag ceremony The O’Connell Family Funeral Homes, which includes our onsite Countryside Crematory, continues their veteran and United States flag honor with their Farewell Flag Act of Reverence. A meaningful and unique way to honor those who served Families of veterans are seeking meaningful and unique ways to create a lasting memorial tribute to their […]

We are not very religious and just want to be cremated. What do we do now?

Funerals and cremation. Funerals and cremation have changed tremendously in the past 10 years. Most of the changes have come as a result of families not wanting the “traditional ritualistic” funeral. Families want to make their loved ones funeral personal. The O’Connell Family Funeral Home staff has played an integral role in this evolution and […]