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Common Questions About Organ Donations

Every day, over 100,000 people wait for organ and tissue transplants. You can save up to 8 lives when you become a donor. Donating your organs when you pass away can be a great way to provide a se...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, May 13, 2019

The First Mother's Day Without Mom

Mother’s Day is a time we celebrate those who devoted their lives to caring for us, and for bringing us into the world. But it can be a difficult holiday to celebrate after the passing of your mot...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Better Weather and Breaking Away from Grief

Winter is finally behind us. The winter months are often very hard for those who are grieving. Death occurs most often in the month of November, and then we have Thanksgiving and the winter holida...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, April 8, 2019

Unexpected Grief with Spring Cleaning

    Spring is almost here, and with it comes the renewal of warmer weather and longer days. When you start your Spring cleaning, you may never know what you’ll find hidden in that cl...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, March 18, 2019

What Should I Bring to the Funeral Home?

When making arrangements for a loved one who has recently passed away, the whole process may seem overwhelming. We are here to help, with both your loved one’s service, as well as with the grief o...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Friday, March 8, 2019

Valentine's Day and Lost Love

Valentine’s Day is one of love, and celebrating your relationship with your significant other. But after the death of a loved one, Valentine’s Day can be a day of pain. Reminders of love in the fo...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, January 21, 2019

New Year's Resolutions

With the new year comes a new set of goals and resolutions. For many, resolutions can be hard to keep and are often passed up on by February or March. At Matthew Funeral Home, we wanted to suggest ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, January 7, 2019

Previous Posts

Grief and the Approaching Holidays

Grief often strikes at inopportune times. The holiday season can be difficult after the loss of a loved one; because they are often the times we feel the void left by them. Most people surround th...

Grief After a Suicide

As funeral directors, we help families of all kinds deal with grief and see how families are affected by loss firsthand. The loss of a loved one can be devastating. But when a loved one takes thei...

Designing a Monument

A monument is an important memorial and final testament to your loved one. Creating a custom, beautiful headstone that memorializes the deceased is a big part of the funeral process. When designin...

Remembering Those We Lost on 9/11

September 11th means a lot to Americans across the country. A day of tragedy, of loss, of heartache. The loss of 2,997 American lives. But to us, in the New York City area, the day truly hits hard...

Grief and Going Back to School

There is no “good time” to deal with grief, but the back to school season can be especially difficult for children. The new year of school can bring its own set of challenges, but a grieving child ...

Interfaith Funerals

New York is a melting pot of different cultures, backgrounds, and religions. Because of the blending of unique cultures, some people opt to go with an interfaith ceremony. This common with people ...

Explaining Death to Children: What Not to Do

Death can be a difficult concept to explain to a child. When working with your child to help them understand the finality of death, there are a number of things to avoid, and how to go about the c...