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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...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 17, 2018

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...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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 ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 10, 2018

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 ...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, July 30, 2018

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

Previous Posts

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...