Mary B. Thayer
B: 1918-12-11
D: 2015-11-27
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Thayer, Mary B.
Keith O'Brien
B: 1949-02-07
D: 2015-11-27
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O'Brien, Keith
Lena Trubiano
B: 1931-05-19
D: 2015-11-26
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Trubiano, Lena
Patricia Dance
B: 1949-06-25
D: 2015-11-26
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Dance, Patricia
Mary V. Errico
B: 1929-05-04
D: 2015-11-25
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Errico, Mary V.
Mary F. Levesque
B: 1939-01-25
D: 2015-11-21
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Levesque, Mary F.
Marion F. Connell
B: 1933-06-29
D: 2015-11-21
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Connell, Marion F.
Joseph L. Buckley
B: 1926-06-12
D: 2015-11-20
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Buckley, Joseph L.
Rita Arseneau
B: 1930-09-04
D: 2015-11-20
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Arseneau, Rita
Richard Sens
B: 1935-04-17
D: 2015-11-20
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Sens, Richard
Joan M. Raffi
B: 1930-11-02
D: 2015-11-20
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Raffi, Joan M.
Reverend Philip Conroy
B: 1939-05-10
D: 2015-11-18
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Conroy, Reverend Philip
Robert A. Russell
B: 1947-06-17
D: 2015-11-18
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Russell, Robert A.
Gloria Santini
B: 1928-06-13
D: 2015-11-17
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Santini, Gloria
William J. Dinsmore
B: 1942-01-01
D: 2015-11-17
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Dinsmore, William J.
William R. Bowe
B: 1928-10-07
D: 2015-11-15
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Bowe, William R.
Werner Low
B: 1947-09-07
D: 2015-11-14
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Low, Werner
Julia D. Fernsler
B: 1921-07-14
D: 2015-11-14
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Fernsler, Julia D.
Yan Yang
B: 1982-11-08
D: 2015-11-13
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Yang, Yan
Paul J. "P.J." Doyle
B: 1977-09-27
D: 2015-11-12
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Doyle, Paul J. "P.J."
Margaret Kazazian
B: 1950-07-22
D: 2015-11-12
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Kazazian, Margaret


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Question #1How much does a funeral cost?
Answer:The cost of a funeral depends entirely on your wishes for the funeral. Funeral costs are made up of professional services, charges for transporting the body and presentation of the body, casket costs, vehicle charges, and fees for the doctor, minister, or cremation. Personalizing a funeral is also a factor in the cost. While we have many options to help you memorialize your loved one in a meaningful way, those options all have costs attached.

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