The O'Connell Blog
Blogs about life and death and how we can help.
Flowers for funerals – new podcast!
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk to Shelli Erck, from Hudson Flower Shop, about the history behind the use of funeral
Pre-planning a funeral: what to know
Many people approach the subject of funeral pre-planning with hesitation and apprehension. Raising the topic of your own death or that of a loved one
New podcast! Funeral etiquette – What to wear, what to say…
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk about the unspoken (but essential!) rules we should follow when we attend a visitation or funeral
Should I donate my body to science? – new podcast
Listen to our latest Good Grief podcast, where we talk about the specifics of body donation, such as the different types of body donation, how
A bucket list PDF download for you
When it comes to our health and wellness, sometimes we get stuck in a routine that might not always be the best for us. We
What will your legacy be?
What will your legacy be? Most of the time, legacies are thought of positively. The CEO that left her family millions or the grandfather that
Grief & the holidays meditation series
Thank you to everyone who joined us at O’Connell Family Funeral Homes for this guided meditation series, lead by Chantal Doriott of Mindful Way Coaching.
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
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
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
What COVID has done to the ritual of saying goodbye.
Every year, Merriam-Webster comes out with the word of the year. This year, conversely, there would be a competition for words we never want to
Honoring all lives lost to overdose
Losing a loved one to addiction and overdose hurts terribly. It leaves us with many questions, but not many answers. However, coming together with family