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Farewell Flag Ceremony offered by O’Connells

Farewell flag ceremonyThe 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 servedFamilies of veterans are seeking meaningful and unique ways to create a lasting memorial tribute to their loved one. […]

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 […]

Buy from your local flower shop.

Buy from your local flower shop. When it comes to getting flowers for your loved ones, it seems like ordering online will save you a few bucks. But in the end, you will be more satisfied with flowers purchased from a local flower shop. Time and time again, we see boxes of flowers left outside […]

Have The Talk Of A Lifetime

An individual’s story – memories made, principles and lessons learned – is a gift that should be shared with family and friends. O’Connell Family Funeral Homes, in conjunction with the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) has launched Have the Talk of a Lifetime, an awareness and education initiative to help families have important conversations […]

What are your options for scattering cremains?

Scattering Ashes: What You Need to Know Scattering ashes, also called cremated remains, is a popular choice when a person or family chooses cremation. If you’re seeking answers on what you can do with the ashes, look no further than the O’Connell Family Funeral Home. Below you can find guidelines about what you can do with the […]

Should Children Attend Funerals?

Should kids be seen and not heard? Therese Rando, a well-known grief and loss expert, explains that rituals allow structure for important events that happen throughout our lives, including death. A funeral offers a controlled time where individuals can emotionally and physically ventilate their feelings. Funeral rituals generate social support and offer opportunities to find […]

Cremation: Can You Still Have A Funeral Service?

Cremation and Funeral Service When a loved one passes away, family members face a lot of tough decisions in regards to their remains. A cremation is a popular option, as it can be less expensive than a traditional service. However, deciding to cremate your deceased loved one does not mean you have to forego a […]

Funeral Personalization

Funeral Personalization to Celebrate the Life of a Loved One Customize a fitting tribute that reflects the life and passions of your loved one. The service can embody the life of the person being remembered. Personalization can help ease the pain of those suffering this loss.  A funeral can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. […]