News & Events

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...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, July 9, 2018

On the Death of a Spouse

The loss of a spouse is a devastating tragedy. The losing of a spouse means losing a best friend, a teammate, a lover, and a confidant. If you have children, it means helping them cope and live wi...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, July 2, 2018

Sudden vs Predictable Loss and Grief

Grief affects us all in different ways. With the loss of a loved one, grieving is a necessary part of the healing process. When the loss is sudden, the grief can be devastating. When the loss had ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, June 11, 2018

Wearing a Uniform to a Funeral

In many organizations and service professions, it is customary to wear your uniform to the funeral of a member or the loved one of a member. Wearing a uniform to a funeral shows comradery and suppo...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, June 4, 2018

Grief in the Animal Kingdom

Grief is a natural part of life. Many social and pack animals experience grief at the loss of a loved one; just as we do. When an animal in the wild passes away, it’s family and friends feel grief...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, May 28, 2018

Closing the Bank Account of a Loved One

When death occurs in the family, there are a lot of moving parts and important paperwork to keep track of. It is important to make sure that the monetary assets in the bank accounts of your loved ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, May 21, 2018

What to Look For in A Grief Counselor

The passing of a loved one can be a devastating ordeal. The grief and pain of loss can, at times, seem unbearable. Many people, after the death of someone close, need some extra guidance in naviga...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, May 14, 2018

Previous Posts

Can You Make it to the Wake?

When someone passes away, it is expected for friends and family alike to gather to say their final farewells. Many people understand the solemn obligation of attending a funeral or wake; but some ...

On the First Anniversary of a Death

The year after the death can be difficult. The impact that the passing of a loved one can have on your life can be immense. The anniversary of a death can be a hard day to deal with. Grief over a ...

Personalizing a Funeral

When a loved one passes away, it is important to most families families to personalize the service as a proper tribute to them. While there are a number of different options for making your loved ...

Writing a Eulogy

When a loved one dies, you may want to write a eulogy for them. Writing a eulogy for someone is a chance to share your personal memories about them. It is a way to highlight how meaningful your lov...

Why People Wear Black to a Funeral

In most parts of the world today, it is customary to wear black or dark clothing to a funeral or wake. This practice is commonplace today, but throughout history and across many cultures, this has ...

The Importance of Sending Flowers

Since ancient times, flowers have been a vital part of burial rites, going as far back as 60,000 BCE. While ancient peoples did not have as intricate floral arrangements, or flowers grown specifica...

10 Inspirational Quotes for Eulogies

When writing a eulogy for a loved one who has passed, it can be difficult to find the right words. It is a challenge to capture the essence of your dearly departed in a speech, especially while cou...