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5 Tips to Help Explain Death To A Child

It’s not simple to communicate the notion of death to kids and many parents dread the prospect of doing so. Parents believe that their children will learn on their own eventually. When a family mem...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Meaningful Gift Ideas For Someone Who Has Recently Lost Someone

Companionship, affection, and presence are some of the most valuable gifts that you can give a grieving friend. If their loved one has recently passed away, you may support them by being present fo...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, October 18, 2021

5 Interesting Facts About Cremation

Today, cremation is becoming quite common and many people prefer it to conventional burial. People across various faiths and religions have begun showing an interest in the cremation process. They ...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

What is The Philosophy of Hospice Care?

Hospices offer end-of-life care to patients, making the person’s last moments comfortable and peaceful. This can help the patient accept their impending death with as little stress as possible. Man...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, September 20, 2021

What To Expect Before The Funeral

After a person passes away, their family has to plan the funeral service. There are times when the ones handling this responsibility do not know how things are done. At Sholom Chapel, we know that ...
By Tom Gallagher
Friday, September 17, 2021

What Are Military Honors?

By law, military funeral honors for all eligible veterans are free of charge. We at Gallagher Funeral Home provide these services, but we have seen that many people are not aware of what military h...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, August 30, 2021

How A Celebrant Helps A Family Heal

Those dealing with the death of a family member can find it very stressful and traumatic to deal with the situation. While planning a memorial service can be very challenging, keeping your feelings...
By Tom Gallagher
Friday, August 20, 2021

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Top Reasons To Pre-Plan Before You Need It

Death isn’t something we can avoid and yet not many of us are comfortable talking about it, let alone planning a funeral service for ourselves. However, we at Sholom Chapel have seen this trend cha...

Do Women Serve As Pall Bearers At A Funeral?

At Gallagher Funeral Home, we sometimes have some clients asking us whether women can be pallbearers. This question is not an unusual one. In most instances, men are pallbearers, so it seems like t...

Coping with the Death of a Sibling

Most people share a special bond with their siblings, even with the rivalries, dissent, arguments, and squabbles that are part of being a family. In some cases, siblings can’t see eye to eye and do...

Cremation: The Advantages and Disadvantages

Every person will pass away some time, and we all know this. Despite this, people do not discuss topics related to death very openly. However, things are now changing and people want to know more a...

Helping Yourself Heal From Loss

It isn’t easy to recover from the loss of a loved one. Many people are hard on themselves, especially if they have been grieving for a very long time. They believe that people around them might los...

The Importance Of A Cemetery To Our Community

People have been building cemeteries for hundreds of years, and these spaces are integral to many communities. The way they are portrayed by the media makes them seem like dark places. However, the...

Easy Ways to Personalize a Funeral Service on a Budget

A funeral can be a costly affair and sometimes, families struggle to meet these costs. If you want to plan a personalized funeral service without spending significant amounts of money on it, here a...