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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

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...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

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Remembering Those We Lost on 9/11

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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...

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...

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 ...

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...