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Pre-Planning: The Time Is Now

No one likes to think about their death. Contemplating our mortality is an uncomfortable and often avoided topic. However, taking the time to pre-plan your funeral services is one of the most carin...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Personalizing A Funeral Service On A Budget

Losing a loved one is never easy. It's an emotional and challenging time for family and friends. Planning a funeral service can feel overwhelming, especially with limited funds. However, at Blair M...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

How To Plan A Celebration Of Life If No Instructions Were Given

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. When the deceased hasn’t left any instructions for their final arrangements, planning a meaningful celebration of life can feel daunting. But with compas...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

How To Get Through The First Couple Of Weeks After A Death

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult, and the initial weeks following a death can feel overwhelming. You may experience a range of difficult emotions like grief, sadness, anger, or denial, wo...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Is It Important To Have A Public Viewing Before The Funeral?

The passing of a loved one is an emotional and challenging time for anyone involved. Among the decisions to be made during funeral arrangements, families want to know- Is it essential to have a pub...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Is Live Streaming The Future Of Funeral Services?

The way we say goodbye to loved ones is changing. With the rise of technology, live streaming is becoming an increasingly popular option for funeral services. Here, the Blair Mazzarella Funeral Hom...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Friday, December 15, 2023

I Have Preplanned At One Funeral Home, Can I Switch Funeral Homes?

Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home, we offer pre-planning services. Sometimes, clients ask us- I have preplanned at one funeral home; can I switch funeral homes? Preplanning your funeral is a responsibl...
By James Donofrio
In Our Blogs
Thursday, November 23, 2023

Previous Posts

I Am Next In Line, What Do I Say?

When you are next in line to offer condolences to the grieving family, choosing your words carefully is important. At Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home, many people are unsure about what they should sa...

How To Help A Friend Through The Grieving Process

Grief is a natural response to loss, and helping a friend navigate this challenging journey can be a profoundly compassionate and supportive act. At Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home, we believe that w...

Creative Ideas For Funeral Services

Funeral services have traditionally followed a somber and predictable pattern, offering little room for personalization or creative ideas for funeral services. However, as the world evolves, so do ...

Coping With The Loss Of A Pet

Losing a pet is a profound and often heart-wrenching experience that many pet owners eventually face. The bond between humans and their furry, feathered, or scaly companions can be powerful. We at ...

Common Misconceptions About Funeral Directors

The role of funeral directors is vital in providing support, guidance, and organization during one of life's most challenging moments – saying goodbye to a loved one. However, despite their crucial...

Celebrant Or Clergy Member, Which Should I Choose, And Why?

Planning a significant life event, whether a wedding, a funeral, a naming ceremony, or a vow renewal, involves making many decisions. One of the most crucial decisions is selecting who will officia...

Building The Perfect Memorial Video For Your Loved One

Memorial videos have become a heartfelt way to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. Building the perfect memorial video allows you to celebrate their life, cherish memories, and shar...