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Our grief just got way more complicated

Grief is deep and poignant distress caused by bereavement, something that we have lost or deprived of. Grief is consistent, relentless, unwavering, and unbiased.  It knows no boundaries. It is not afraid to get its grips on you whether you are male or female or young or old. It pays zero attention to race, economic […]

Grief resources & new podcast

  Good Grief Podcast Listen to the latest podcast from Mike O’Connell How funerals and grieving are different during COVID-19, as well as reflective suggestions for grieving families.           Reflective Suggestions for Grieving Families During the COVID-19 Crisis. Download the free PDF resource from Grief Therapist Kelly Grosklags, @CWKHeals  

Coronavirus: Stay safe and healthy

O’Connell Family Funeral Homes are preparing for Coronavirus The Coronavirus has overwhelmingly engrossed our lives. It’s hard to miss it. Wherever you go, it’s the center of the conversation. A few weeks ago we joked about it. People joked that it was merely a hangover from too much Corona. But the humor in it is […]

Distracted driving affects us all

Life can change in a matter of a second. Just ask Tom and Wendy Goeltz of Hudson. On February 29th, 2016, their young, beautiful and full of life daughter, Megan Goeltz was tragically killed in an auto accident. To make matters worse, it could have and should have been prevented. Distracted driving due to a cell […]

Funerals should celebrate the life of our loved ones and the best funeral directors make it happen!

When someone dies, we have a funeral because it helps us. It’s for those of us who are still here, who need to grieve. It doesn’t need to be

A Message to the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has been more than just an inconvenience – it has limited your

Our grief just got way more complicated

Grief is deep and poignant distress caused by bereavement, something that we have lost or deprived of. Grief is consistent, relentless, unwavering, and unbiased.  It knows no boundaries. It

Grief resources & new podcast

  Good Grief Podcast Listen to the latest podcast from Mike O’Connell How funerals and grieving are different during COVID-19, as well as reflective suggestions for grieving families.  

Coronavirus: Stay safe and healthy

O’Connell Family Funeral Homes are preparing for Coronavirus The Coronavirus has overwhelmingly engrossed our lives. It’s hard to miss it. Wherever you go, it’s the center of the conversation.

Distracted driving affects us all

Life can change in a matter of a second. Just ask Tom and Wendy Goeltz of Hudson. On February 29th, 2016, their young, beautiful and full of life daughter, Megan

You’re grounded. No electronics for a couple of days!

Do the winter months have you in a funk? Do the cold mornings feel cold to your core? Does it seem like the sun rarely is out? I’m not

2019, a year to remember and what’s up for 2020

As I wrap up the year at O’Connell’s, it brings so many feelings, both positive and those not so positive. First, I will be forever amazed at the love

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