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5 Common Misconceptions About Pre-Planning Your Funeral

Pre-planning a funeral, also known as prearrangement or preneed, is becoming increasingly common among adults, who view it as a logical extension of preparing a will or other estate plan. Some myth...
By James Donofrio
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

9 Unique Funeral And Burial Customs Around The World

Planning a funeral or a burial service can be a stressful experience. What kind of music should they play? How should people dress? If a poem needs to be recited, which one should it be? We tend to...
By James Donofrio
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Coping With The Loss Of A Loved One During The Holidays

Joy, family get-togethers, festive tunes, and gift shopping are typical holiday activities. But when you've lost a loved one and are struggling to cope with grief and a significant setback, these t...
By James Donofrio
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Thursday, January 5, 2023

Tips For Making It Through The Holiday Season When You Feel Depressed

Anyone can feel stress and other negative emotions during the holidays, but those who already suffer from depression may find this period of the year, particularly trying. During this time of year,...
By James Donofrio
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Monday, December 19, 2022

How Much Do Cremation Urns Cost?

Numerous factors have contributed to the rise in the popularity of cremation over burial, including individual preference, environmental responsibility, and financial considerations. Following a cr...
By James Donofrio
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Monday, November 28, 2022

Basic Cremation Vs. Burial Costs

The cost of basic cremation vs. burial is a deciding issue for many people, whether they are pre-planning their funeral or assisting their parents with theirs. You will have numerous options when d...
By James Donofrio
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Friday, November 18, 2022

Where Are Funeral Caskets Manufactured?

The United States did not see the rise of the casket business until the nineteenth century. Historically, undertakers (funeral directors) also ran the local furniture stores and crafted funera...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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What Are the Different Types of Cremation Containers?

Several different types of cremation containers can be used throughout the cremation process and are frequently confused. They're all highly individual decisions that shouldn't be made lightly. Thi...

Comfort Foods For The Grieving

In a time of mourning, the thought of eating is the furthest thing from anyone's mind. When experiencing intense sadness, it is common to reduce food intake or skip meals. We recommend comfort food...

Choosing An Urn

Choosing an urn for cremation is a complex process. Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home understands as we speak daily with bereaved relatives. You may have many questions concerning the topic that much m...

Can I Have A Cremation And A Visitation?

It's essential to consider your funeral planning options if you prefer this option or if you know that someone close to you might want to. Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home recognizes that cremation is...

Building A Bucket List

Creating a "bucket list" is something that many people think about doing. The items on this bucket list represent the various experiences, aspirations, and accomplishments you hope to have before y...

4 Types Of Cremation: Understanding The Differences

Upon the passing of a loved one, cremation or burial are two of the many options available for the body's final resting place. However, in many modern societies, cremation has surpassed burial as t...

5 Tips For Explaining Death To Children

Many parents find it challenging to start the conversation about death with their kids, and many choose to avoid doing so. To help our children deal with the reality of death, however, we must firs...