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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

The Importance Of Saying Good-Bye

Few things in life are as traumatic as saying farewell to a dying loved one. Focus on offering love and comfort when confronted with this challenging situation. This attentiveness and the following...
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

Sending Flowers To The Bereaved

Sending flowers with a condolence card is a kind and polite way to express your sympathies to a bereaved family. Flowers provide solace; they are visually attractive, and their vibrant colors enliv...
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

Are All Caskets The Same Size

Several clients at Sholom Chapel believe that all caskets are the same size. That is not correct. A standard-sized one will generally suffice if you need a casket for a deceased family member....
By Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

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Are All Caskets The Same Size

Several clients at Sholom Chapel believe that all caskets are the same size. That is not correct. A standard-sized one will generally suffice if you need a casket for a deceased family member....

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...

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...

Top Tips on Staying Safe in Public During the Pandemic

During this time, social distancing and self-isolation are the only ways to stay safe. There will be occasions, though, when you must leave your home. It could be to get some necessities or run a q...

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...

Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

After the COVID-19 outbreak began, people's interactions with one another shifted. Each person must maintain a certain social distance while avoiding unrequired interaction, and they must remain in...