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Don't Plan to Die? "A Good Goodbye" is a Must-Read!

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Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about funerals won’t make you dead - and your family will benefit from the conversation.

People will plan their finances, their families, their retirement, just about everything except their funerals. Without end-of-life planning, life’s other plans can come undone, and the forthcoming book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die (Light Tree Press), will help get the conversation started.

Read the complete story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:52 )
 

Funeral bigwig recuses self on burial inquiry

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HERE WE GO AGAIN.....

The chairwoman of the [Massachusetts] Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers recused herself at a board meeting yesterday from the investigation into the alleged mix-up of two dead bodies by a Brookline funeral home.

Kim L. Perry said she is a New England manager for Houston-based Service Corporation International, which owns Stanetsky Memorial Chapel in Brookline. Perry has been on the board since 2005. Her five-year term expires next month.

The Boston Herald has the full story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:52 )
 

Non-guaranteed preneed: time to review the duties

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The financial fallout from the failures of NPS and IFDA regarding compliance with state and federal laws has accelerated the decision of many funeral directors to switch to the non-guaranteed preneed contract. That non-guaranteed contract represents a fundamental change in the relationship that is established between the consumer, the funeral home and the preneed fiduciary.
Death Care Law (09/26/2010) has the fulll story.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 05:30 )
 

Pub to open in Providence funeral home

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence city officials have granted a liquor license to the owner of an east side funeral home, clearing the way for the business to open an Irish pub inside.

Mark Russell, who operates Monahan Funeral Home, plans to convert a garage attached to the funeral home into a pub, which will be called McBride's.

WPRI Eyewitness News has the full story & video.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:43 )
 

Extended review at Arlington hasn't resolved problems

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Arlington National Cemetery officials said they are making progress in rectifying the problems with more than 200 grave-sites identified in an Army Inspector General's report by verifying paperwork, using ground-penetrating radar and, in a few cases, digging up graves with a backhoe.

But although it has been four months since the report was released, many of the record-keeping issues remain unresolved, the full scope of the problems at the nation's premier military cemetery is unknown and the cemetery's leadership cannot say how long it will take to fix the situation.

The Washington Post has the full story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:48 )
 


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