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Lucrecia Mendez
B: 1942-02-01
D: 2018-02-16
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Mendez, Lucrecia
Laura Senatore
B: 1920-09-15
D: 2018-02-11
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Senatore, Laura
Yvonne Gonzalez
B: 1953-02-22
D: 2018-02-08
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Gonzalez, Yvonne
Katie English
B: 1927-02-08
D: 2018-02-06
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English, Katie
Francisca Garcia
B: 1926-11-28
D: 2018-02-06
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Garcia, Francisca
George Grabowsky
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2018-01-28
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Grabowsky, George
Edward Tyler
B: 1953-08-28
D: 2018-01-20
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Tyler, Edward
Martina Dejesus
B: 1925-11-11
D: 2018-01-16
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Dejesus, Martina
Mary Gilbert
B: 1956-05-04
D: 2018-01-15
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Gilbert, Mary
Alexandria Ligrnetta
B: 1933-04-04
D: 2018-01-14
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Ligrnetta, Alexandria
Maria Ramos
B: 1925-03-08
D: 2018-01-12
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Ramos, Maria
Joan Kotzenberg
B: 1930-10-15
D: 2018-01-11
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Kotzenberg, Joan
Richard Woloszynski
B: 1953-08-19
D: 2018-01-10
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Woloszynski, Richard
Nilda Ayala-Rivera
B: 1943-10-25
D: 2018-01-10
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Ayala-Rivera, Nilda
Ann Murphy
B: 1927-11-10
D: 2018-01-05
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Murphy, Ann
Josephine Irace
B: 1935-08-06
D: 2018-01-02
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Irace, Josephine
Colon Ensminger
B: 1954-01-08
D: 2018-01-02
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Ensminger, Colon
Herbert Bowen
B: 1951-12-31
D: 2018-01-01
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Bowen, Herbert
Helen Calo-DeRosa
B: 1930-08-17
D: 2017-12-25
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Calo-DeRosa, Helen
Jose Pagan
B: 1967-11-02
D: 2017-12-20
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Pagan, Jose
James DeGiaimo
B: 1926-03-24
D: 2017-12-19
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DeGiaimo, James

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Funeral Service Music Suggestions

funeral songsPlain and simple, music is a powerful tool that can be used to evoke emotion and affect our
moods. It doesn’t matter if you’re happy, mad or sad, music can change the way we feel. When
a song is powerful and you really connect with it, it can give you goosebumps. When you hear a song that you haven’t listened to in ages, it can evoke memories from years past that you had all but forgotten. It’s incredible what it can do and the world of difference a song can make in just a few short minutes.
 
It doesn’t matter what religion you follow, for thousands of years, music has been intertwined
with religions and cultures. Oftentimes, when grief overwhelms us or we can’t find the words,
music is how we speak and express our emotions.
 
For today’s blog post, we will look at how music affects a funeral and offer advice for selecting funeral songs.

How to Choose Funeral Music?

When it comes to choosing funeral songs, there is no shortage of options and types of music
available. Something you should first take into account is what is the best kind of music to play at a funeral? The obvious answer to this is to play music that the deceased enjoyed listening to. The point of the service is to celebrate their life and allow loved ones to say goodbye. Playing music that resonated with them is one such way to accomplish this.
 
It’s important to keep in mind that you should also play music your guests will enjoy. While
your loved one may have enjoyed listening to rock music or classic country, it may not be
something your guests want to spend an afternoon listening to. Instead of only playing one
type of music, instead play a selection of different types of music that all will enjoy and will be
suitable for the different aspects of the funeral service.

When to Play Music During a Funeral?

funeral songsThere are many different parts to a funeral service and thus, many different options for when
you should play music. When it comes to selecting a funeral song or music you would like
included, think about the ideal times to play those songs. Some people choose to have music
playing softly in the background throughout the funeral service, while others select specific
times. A few examples of these specific times include during a tribute video or slideshow, while the body is being interred, or as guests are entering or exiting the chapel.

How Music Affects the Mood at A Funeral?

Music affects everyone differently so it’s hard to say exactly how each guest will react to the
funeral songs you play. For some people, hearing their loved one’s favorite songs might evoke
loving memories of the deceased. Emotional music may help support those who are grieving
and emphasize a peaceful death. If your family is religious or traditional, playing religious songs and hymns might be received as respectful and in good taste.
 
It’s important to think about the guests that are coming and understand how they will be
feeling. Try to select music that you feel the majority of guests will positively respond to and getthem sharing memories of your loved one.

Popular Songs to Play at A Funeral

Once you have selected what parts of the service you would like to have music included, it’s
time to pick some funeral songs to play. For a great resource that lists dozens of popular songs to play at a funeral, click here.
 
The lists are organized by genre and different playlists such as sentimental songs for funerals,
golden oldies, love songs and much more.
 
If you have any questions about funeral songs or what type of music to play at a service, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to meet with you and help you plan a loving service of remembrance for your loved one.