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Information About Green Burials

We've come to expect certain things at a funeral in the United States, such as an elegant casket, many flowers, the deceased being embalmed, and other such rituals. But how important are those extr...
By Tom Gallagher
Monday, September 26, 2022

How Long Does It Take To Receive The Ashes After Cremation?

The cremation process depends on several factors, so the time needed to obtain ashes following cremation varies. How long, though, until the family receives the ashes after cremation? The cremation...
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

How To Write A Condolence Letter

At Sholom Chapel, we understand that there are never enough words to comfort a grieving friend or relative. Although there are numerous ways of communicating condolences, taking the time to send a ...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Etiquette For Social Media Condolences

Clients frequently inquire at Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home about the etiquette to follow for social media condolences. Without a doubt, sharing the news of a death and the details of the memori...
By Tom Gallagher
Friday, August 26, 2022

Do You Still Have To Wear Black To A Funeral Or Memorial?

Funeral attire can be tricky for those who have never attended one before. We get asked, "Should we wear black to the funeral?". To avoid disrespecting the deceased and their family and look your b...
By Tom Gallagher
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Financial Benefits of Preplanning Your Funeral

There are a variety of funeral homes that offer prearrangement services today. This means that mourners can customize every aspect of their final farewell. You can choose to prearrange the ceremony...
By Tom Gallagher
Thursday, August 11, 2022

Cremation vs. Burial Costs

Cremation is an option that has been around for centuries but is not widely chosen in the United States. Many people are curious about cremation because it offers an alternative to costly and time-...
By Tom Gallagher
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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Do I Have To Use A Burial Vault For Burial?

Numerous grieving individuals choose to bury the ashes of their deceased loved ones. However, we at Sholom Chapel have observed that many people are unaware that they must purchase a burial vault. ...

5 Things To Think About Before Organizing A Funeral

When a close relative passes, you must see that all necessary arrangements are made. Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home recognizes the difficulty of this undertaking. Things to Think About While Org...

Trust the Feeling of Moving On, Even if your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready

At first, grief obscures your vision and creates a wall between you and the reality you once knew. You believed it would lift, as the fog does, but even after several days and weeks underneath its ...

The Importance Of A Funeral Procession

Funeral processions conjure images of long lines of slow-moving cars, huge crowds, and famous people. While this may not be the case during a large gathering of family and friends, many adhere to t...

Understanding The Stages Of Grief

At Sholom Chapel, we have seen that everyone processes sorrow at their own pace and in their own way. Some recover in a matter of months, while others require years. There is no right or wrong answ...

How Long Can A Person Be On Hospice?

Hospice care is designed specifically for persons nearing the end of their lives and requiring support. Emotional and psychological assistance and comfort are provided in a time of need. For the mo...

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...