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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How to write a eulogy

How to write a eulogy

Posted on May 24th, 2018
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Conventional wisdom says that people fear public speaking more than they fear death. Delivering a eulogy, then, could be one of the most terrifying experiences of your life. Nevertheless, they’ve asked you to do it. Here are six steps to help you succeed. Brainstorm ideas. Start with the facts: Birth, marriage, children. Talk with several […]

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What to send instead of flowers

Posted on May 17th, 2018
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Families often ask well-wishers not to send flowers, or to make a donation instead of flowers. Sometimes they choose a charity based on what is close to them at the time: Hospice, the hospital, a medical charity. If you know the deceased’s interests, consider directing your donation there instead. Think about her church, college and […]

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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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How to arrange burial at sea

Posted on March 23rd, 2018
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Perhaps you’re a sailor or you like to fish. Maybe you feel most at home watching waves lap on the shore. In any case, you definitely may have your ashes scattered over water — burial at sea– with certain limitations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets the terms for burial in the ocean. They say […]

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