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Grief - What is "Normal"?

Grief is a normal reaction to losing someone or something significant to you. You might experience a range of feelings, including despair or loneliness. At Gallagher Funeral Home, we recognize that...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Differences Between Protestant and Catholic Funerals

If you've ever attended funerals for people of different religious faiths, you've probably observed that the funeral rituals vary somewhat from one ceremony to the next. At Thomas M. Gallagher Fune...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

5 Things To Do With Your Loved One’s Ashes

If a person has chosen cremation as their method of disposition upon death, their relatives will get the cremains after the process. However, at Gallagher Funeral Home, we've seen that many folks a...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, April 18, 2022

What Can You Do With The Ashes Of A Cremated Loved One?

If you have cremated a loved one, the cremation center will hand the ashes to you. At Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home, we've seen that many folks are unclear about what to do with cremated remains...
By Tom Gallagher
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Social Media Meets Funeral Service - The Pros And Cons

These days, just about everyone seems to have a Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram profile. They utilize these social media platforms to communicate with family and friends, trade information and stay...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Irrevocable Pre-Need Arrangement

A funeral services package also referred to as pre preparations or funeral service packages, is a pre-paid contract between clients and funeral homes. Such packages include all necessary preparatio...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Healing After A Loved One’s Suicide

When a loved one commits suicide, it can send you into a tailspin and greatly overwhelm you. Sorrow, frustration, rage, and denial may all come tumbling down on you at the same time, leaving you fe...
By Tom Gallagher
Friday, February 18, 2022

Previous Posts

Do You Need A Casket?

We at Gallagher Funeral Home understand that planning a funeral ceremony for someone who has passed entails several complex considerations. However, an increasing number of individuals nowadays cho...

Coping With Grief When You Have a Chronic Illness

Chronic illnesses seldom are cured, and in some cases, they might linger for years or even forever. People's capacity to work and maintain active or "normal" lives might vary in intensity. If a per...

Dealing With Sudden Death

It's never easy to deal with the loss of a loved one, even if you know it's going to happen. However, the agony of abrupt death is very different. Families frequently find it challenging ...

Managing Grief During the Festive Season

While it's a great thing to have a happy family, tasty food, and beautiful hand-wrapped gifts for the holidays, these things do not bring joy when you have recently lost someone you love. It can be...

What Do I Do With The Ashes After Cremation?

When someone is cremated, their family determines how to dispose of their ashes. As part of a pre-arranged contract, individuals sometimes indicate that their family members should conform to their...

How To Support A Grieving Friend

It can be highly distressing to see a friend in sorrow. Your heart breaks for them, and you sincerely want to assist them. They, too, may long for help to get through this dark period but might be ...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

After an individual's demise, you can opt to either cremate or bury the body. While cremation is a newer concept, the latter is a more traditional way of disposing of a body. We at Gallagher Funera...