Obituaries

Anthony Basso
B: 1929-06-10
D: 2018-05-19
View Details
Basso, Anthony
Mary Dewey
B: 1932-06-04
D: 2018-05-08
View Details
Dewey, Mary
Richard Maier
B: 1928-03-24
D: 2018-05-05
View Details
Maier, Richard
Michael Hedeen
B: 1954-04-10
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
Hedeen, Michael
Richard D'Auria
B: 1943-11-18
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
D'Auria, Richard
William Montagno
B: 1924-04-19
D: 2018-05-02
View Details
Montagno, William
Marlena Graf
B: 1954-06-19
D: 2018-04-30
View Details
Graf, Marlena
Nancy Anderson
B: 1950-11-03
D: 2018-04-28
View Details
Anderson, Nancy
Eda Bellucco
B: 1932-07-29
D: 2018-04-26
View Details
Bellucco, Eda
Frank M. "Chubby" Farsace
B: 1929-01-12
D: 2018-04-25
View Details
Farsace, Frank M. "Chubby"
Patricia Bellis
B: 1935-09-05
D: 2018-04-22
View Details
Bellis, Patricia
Rudy Annechino
B: 1938-01-27
D: 2018-04-19
View Details
Annechino, Rudy
Concetta "Tina" Tantalo
B: 1921-09-18
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Tantalo, Concetta "Tina"
Betty Freeman
B: 1924-08-08
D: 2018-04-13
View Details
Freeman, Betty
Rosemary Lisuzzo
B: 1931-01-30
D: 2018-04-07
View Details
Lisuzzo, Rosemary
Barbara Cassata
B: 1912-08-25
D: 2018-04-07
View Details
Cassata, Barbara
Genevieve Doran
B: 1927-09-24
D: 2018-03-28
View Details
Doran, Genevieve
William Condo
B: 1941-09-21
D: 2018-03-27
View Details
Condo, William
Alice D'Ambrosia
B: 1924-05-21
D: 2018-03-25
View Details
D'Ambrosia, Alice
Michelina Marseglia
B: 1934-01-10
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Marseglia, Michelina
Frances Fonte
B: 1912-02-07
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Fonte, Frances

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
219 Spencerport Road
ROCHESTER, NY 14606
Phone: 585-429-6700
Fax: 585-429-6808

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.