Sullivans honor 65-year employee on his 95th birthday

Posted on August 17th, 2018
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The Sullivan Funeral Home in Royal Oak has named its chapel the McLaughlin Room, recognizing the 95th birthday and 65 years of service of funeral director Dick McLaughlin. The Sullivan family surprised Dick with the recognition at an August 9 birthday party. “To see everyone here — it’s been so wonderful,” Dick said, with tears […]

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Dick McLaughlin, Sullivan Funeral Directors

At 95, Dick McLaughlin is still helping Sullivan Funeral Home families

Posted on August 7th, 2018
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At 95, Sullivan Funeral Homes’ Richard McLaughlin is probably Michigan’s oldest practicing funeral director. He comes to work Monday through Friday. Every day that he isn’t playing golf. Or bowling. Or in Las Vegas with his son playing blackjack. Or entertaining his grandchildren. Oh, and if he’s needed on the weekend, well, he’ll be there […]

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Sherry Marshall Sullivan Funeral Directors

Meet Funeral Director Sherry Marshall

Posted on July 13th, 2018
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When Sherry Marshall goes on vacation, she trades the hushed, elegant halls of the Sullivan funeral home in Royal Oak for the wilderness. Her ideal destination is in well off the beaten path. She and her husband, Barry, have hiked and camped in in some of America’s most remote, beautiful places: Alaska, Yellowstone, the Grand […]

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How tow rite a condolence letter

How to write a condolence letter

Posted on June 26th, 2018
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Writing a condolence letter is hard. That’s why you’ll find racks of sympathy cards at the drugstore. But a personal message to someone who has lost a loved one will touch their heart in a way you can’t even imagine if you haven’t experienced it yourself. Write the letter by hand, on real stationery. That […]

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Mourning jewelry made from human hair.

Mourning jewelry, from the age of Victoria to today

Posted on June 5th, 2018
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When a loved one dies we want to keep their memory with us. Mourning jewelry, containing ashes from cremation, lets us keep them physically close. The cremains jewelry available through William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors is a contemporary version of a centuries-old practice. People began incorporating clippings of their loved ones’ hair as early […]

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