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Celebrating the Birthday of a Loved One Who Has Passed

Anniversaries and holidays can be difficult after the passing of a loved one. This can also be true for their birthday. It can be a painful reminder of absence in your life; but also a reminder of...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 21, 2020

Ancient Funeral Rites

    Humans have found different ways to honor the dead throughout history. Almost every culture had rites for the dead. The first burial site from paleolithic human cultures is estim...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, September 14, 2020

Ash Scattering Ceremonies: What to Say

It can be hard to come up with a eulogy for a funeral, but many people at least know how one should sound. As many people have less experience with ash scattering ceremonies, it can be harder to r...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

LGBTQ+ Rights for Funerals

English poet John Donne once stated, ā€œDeath comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.ā€ While this can be a comforting sentiment, it is important to know your rights, even when...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, August 31, 2020

Matthew Funeral Home Reviewed as Top 3 in NYC

The Scamardella family is proud to announce that Matthew Funeral Home has been named as one of the Top 3 funeral homes in New York City, according to threebestrated.com. We have been proudly servin...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, August 24, 2020

Cell Phone Etiquette at Funerals

Funerals are a time of mourning, but they can also be a source of reconnection for friends and family. As such, it can feel like the time to pull out your phone and reconnect with those you have no...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, August 3, 2020

Losing a Sibling

Grief is a very normal response to losing a loved one, but when you lose a sibling; your grief can be confusing. The loss of a sibling can be painful, and hard to overcome. But you have the right t...
By Matthew Funeral Home
In News & Events
Monday, July 13, 2020

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