A personalized funeral to honor your loved one
Capture what is unique about your loved one
Customize a fitting tribute that reflects the life and passions of your loved one.
Tell their story
At O’Connell’s, we encourage the families we serve to tell the story of their loved one in any way possible.
Helping anyway we can
Anyone who has come through our doors for a visitation or a service can attest to the dedication we have in making that happen.
Regardless of the type of service – traditional, cremation, memorial, etc.
we will do everything we can to make it memorable and special.
meaningful to your loved one.
what was most precious to your loved one.
conversations among attendees.
MAKE THE SERVICES AS SPECIAL & UNIQUE AS YOUR LOVED ONE
At O’Connell’s, we help plan a funeral, memorial service, or gathering that reflects your family’s wishes, and honors and captures the spirit of the person who was so special to you. We are honored to guide you during this difficult time.
Samples of personalization
How this can help
Memorial Photos (DVD or picture boards)
Spark memories and start conversations among attendees.
Casket that attendees can sign
It can be helpful for some people to write things down about their loved ones that they want to express or share with the family.
Clothing, sports equipment, military uniforms etc. to display
The things that had meaning to your loved one will also give meaning to the people who attend the service.
Parking a car, boat, snowmobile, camper, motorcycle, or other vehicle by our entrance
This can provide comfort to those who attend by seeing objects that were near and dear to their loved one.
Balloon, dove, or a butterfly release at the graveside service
This can be a way to release emotion into an object and feel a part of the service.
Special food for the reception or visitation – “Grandpa loved homemade spaghetti”
The smell of certain foods can trigger fond memories of your loved ones which can provide great comfort.
Custom floral arrangements
Peace can come from the sight or smell of flowers.
Let our staff provide a helping hand.
If you are looking for other ideas, the O’Connell staff will be able to help you and share their own experiences and thoughts regarding visitations and services.
There may be times when transporting items for display may be difficult due to size or weight. Our staff is willing to help coordinate transport or even provide a helping hand to get those items to the funeral home and back to your home safely.
If you are unsure if bringing something in is appropriate, please ask. We will do everything we can to accommodate and make it work.