Many families choose to personalize their funeral
service or have a theme for visitation. We have many items available to assist
you with personalizing the funeral service or visitation. Please feel free to
inquire with the Funeral Counselor that is assisting you with your
Just a few of the available
are listed below. If you have specific requests that are not listed, please
feel free to discuss this with your funeral counselor.
The Living Frame -- This is a collection of your
families favorite photographs put on DVD
for continuous viewing during visitation and the DVD
taken home with the family after services.
The Memorial Portrait -- We can arrange to have a
picture made into a quality reproduction for the visitation or memorial service
within 24 hours.
"The Irish Wake" -- Items such as connaughmara marble
rosaries, connaughmara crucifix or cross, Celtic Cross, Irish Keepsake Candles,Wild Irish
Flower Portrait Frames, Hand Hammered Copper Crosses & Claddagh's, Celtic
Cross & Shamrock Casket Overlays and Flowers with Shamrocks.
"I Remember When" -- This is a specific book of
memories to be displayed during Visitation or memorial services, where family
and friends may inscribe their most treasured memory of your loved one.
A white dove release at the
gravesite or memorial service with a reading of your choice is an inspirational
and symbolic tribute to the person who has passed away. When the doves are
released, they rise towards the heavens and begin their journey home.
releases are mostly held at the end of a graveside service on the
cemetery grounds. This is a meaningful way to bring closure to a
graveside service. Family and friends each release a balloon into the
air quite often with a prayer. Releasing balloons can symbolize many
things such as sending prayers and messages to Heaven, the soul taking
flight to Heaven, or a sign of letting go of grief.
When scattering ashes over a body of water a water-soluble urn can
enhance the experience. These urns are specifically designed to
gradually disperse the ashes back to the sea. Ashes can be cast
directly into the water. A
water-soluble urn will usually float for several minutes then slowly
sink where it will degrade or melt back to the sea. The survivors will
often toss flowers or petals as a final tribute as the urn slowly
drifts away. There are professionals with boats available that will do
either private water scatterings or create an event were the survivors
may voyage and participate. You can contact Brasco & Sons Memorial to set this up in your area.