Designate a funeral representative who will honor your wishes

Posted on September 18th, 2019
Posted by under Cemeteries, Ceremonies, Cremation, Funerals, Pre-planning
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Until 2016, Michigan law rigidly dictated who could serve as your representative for funeral arrangements. There was a hierarchy of next of kin: Spouse, parent, siblings according to age and so on. But families can be complicated, scattered or non-existent. A new law lets you designate who will handle your funeral and final resting place. […]

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Michelle O'Hara, William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors

Six ways funeral pre-planning can simplify your life

Posted on April 3rd, 2019
Posted by under Cemeteries, Ceremonies, Cremation, Funerals, Green burial, Pre-planning
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By Michelle O’Hara It’s hard to think about your own death and even harder to talk about it. In my experience, though, once the conversation begins it brings great satisfaction and sometimes even great joy. As a funeral planning educator at the Sullivan Funeral Home in Utica I advise people in all elements of pre-planning. […]

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Green burials

Sullivan introduces Earth Day audiences to green burials

Posted on May 7th, 2018
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  Sullivan Funeral Homes and The Preserve cemetery raised awareness of green burials during the April 21 Earth Day event at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market organized by the Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board. Sullivan co-owner Mike Lope and Jim Stark joined Russ Burns from the Preserve displayed a biodegradable casket, handed out information about […]

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