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1151 River Road,
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 692-0100
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 692-0100
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 692-0100
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 692-0100
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 692-0100

Celebration of Life Information

life celebrationMany families today want a service which celebrates the life of their loved one. We introduce them to the concept of a celebration of life, and provide support in designing a celebration of life that is as unique as the life of their loved one.   

We always enjoy working together with families in planning a celebration of life for their loved one. While it can be a challenge to put together an event that both pays tribute to and celebrates the life and spirit of, a complex individual; it's also one of the most rewarding things any one of us can do for someone we've loved and lost.

Sarah York, opens her beautifully-crafted book, Remembering Well , with the very personal story about how her family chose to pay tribute to her mother. "My mother died in April 1983. . . she didn't want a funeral. 'Get together and have a party,' she had said when the topic was allowed to come up." However, she was quick to tell readers that the survivors did not honor the request. "We needed the ritual. We needed to say good-bye, but we also needed a ritual that would honor her spirit and would be faithful to her values and beliefs."

When Ms. York acknowledge the position of her family; that they needed not a party but a ritual ; she teaches us all something important: the celebration of life events we plan with families should be shaped as much by their own emotional and spiritual needs, as their desire to celebrate the life lived.

While celebrations-of-life are not burdened by social expectations—they can be pretty much anything you want them to be—it's important to realize that the event you're planning should meet the emotional needs of the guests. So, think about exactly who will be there, and what they're likely to want or need. Then, bring in those unique lifestyle and personality characteristics of the deceased; perhaps add live music or refreshments, and you've got the beginnings of a remarkable celebration of life. 

Sources: 
Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life & Mourning Death,  Sara York

Book of Memories

The pinnacle of memorialization, any family member or friends can take advantage of this free services by creating an account and a book to memorialize their loved one.

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It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

Expressions of Sympathy

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(201) 692-0100 Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Email: boulevardfuneral@verizon.net
(201) 692-0100 Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Email: boulevardfuneral@verizon.net
(201) 692-0100 Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Email: boulevardfuneral@verizon.net
(201) 692-0100 Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Email: boulevardfuneral@verizon.net
(201) 692-0100 Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1151 River Road
New Milford, NJ 07646
Email: boulevardfuneral@verizon.net