Our Voice

When We Lose Someone We Love....

When we lose someone we love, we are overcome with intense, complex emotions that we have difficulty expressing with words. The word “grief” has been used throughout time to define the emotional re...
By Shelby Russo
In Our Voice
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Having the Last Word

Have you ever had a discussion where you HAD to make the final remark? Or there was one more thing you wished you told someone? I’m sure we all had arguments or debates where we wan...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

SAVING “Goodbye”

2020. Singularly the most depressing year known in my lifetime. Being a funeral director at the peak of the COVID19 pandemic, that is a whole other kind of depressing.  Imagine a casket surro...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Monday, November 2, 2020

Into the Unknown: Living through crisis as a child and now as an adult

Into the Unknown  Living through crisis as a child and now as an adult     It was your typical Tuesday. Our homeroom stood and sang the Pledge of Allegiance before the daily anno...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

NORMAL IS A DRYER SETTING

Most kids normally don’t say, “When I grow up, I want to be a funeral home director.” Brittany DeMarco-Furman didn't either, despite her family being in the business since her great-grandfather sta...
By Jenna Caputo (SilverPenProductions) Interviewing Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Friday, July 17, 2020

How to Plan for Terminal Illness 
When Faced with Letting Go

Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do in life. In death, it only gets harder. When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can be tough to know what to do next. Howe...
By Lucille Rosetti
In Our Voice
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fighting back our own Pandemic

  2020 has been the worst year ever! And I started this blog before the CoronaVirus.   6 weeks before the current widespread pandemic, I lost the matriarch of my family. The keep...
By Brittany DeMarco-Furman
In Our Voice
Friday, April 17, 2020

Previous Posts

Protecting the Greatest Generation

I’ve been sharing a lot of funny memes and keeping things light throughout this entire crisis. For the power of laughter and holding on to faith that the rainbow is 'just around the riverbed' (Yes...

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving Following a Loss

There is no right or wrong way to deal with grief. Different people react to loss differently and move on in different ways. This is why there is no right answer to the question of whether to move ...

Dear Funeral Director: Don’t just put out my wedding album

  Right before I sat down to start this blog about what a memorial video is and how no one ever regrets having one made, I started to think about how annoying I am on Facebook. I post so much...

Spartan Cheerleader Turned Funeral Director

My reflection growing up as a Spartan in less than 2,000 words is more challenging than writing my college essay. But, the parade boss (Rick Reynolds) has trusted me in doing the impossible for yo...

Featured Article in NEW YORK STATE FUNERAL DIRECTOR ASSOCIATION

Hometown:  Glenville, NY Mortuary School Attended:  Hudson Valley Community College Date Licensed: March 2019   What made you interested in a career in funeral service?  ...

Life is an Open Road

I am 26 years old and I just became friends with my Father.   I’ve always had a strong relationship with my Dad, Michael; us having almost identical personalities makes it kind of hard to no...

Closure: Directions not included

  Everyone grieves. You never know when grief will arrive, but when it surfaces it’s accompanied  by countless waves of emotions, filling each mind and it’s body differently. As grief se...