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    Chapel Hosts Forum on How to Have Loved Ones Pass at Home

    January 11, 2018 GMT

    SHIRLEY -- An upcoming community forum at Trinity Chapel will introduce the topic of creating a peaceful passage for loved ones at home.

    The forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the Chapel Hall, 186 Center Road. Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the program at 7:30.

    For thousands of years, families have taken care of their loved ones after death. It is a choice that is still possible. Embalming is not required. The deceased can be kept at home (two or three days is usual). The family can fill out and file the death certificate, and can transport the deceased.

    A traditional home wake is a family-centered response to death. It is from a conventional funeral with emphasis on family control and decision-making in the days after a death.

    A home wake also allows time to honor a loved one and to grieve in the privacy of one’s own home. The experience is unique and personal. It can also be more respectful to the environment.


    Wednesday’s program will provide the legal facts, logistical details and a description of the enormous personal benefits that come with this profound in a family’s life. There will be time for discussion and questions and answers.

    The presenter is Peg Lorenz, a home-funeral educator. Her service is called Peaceful Passage at Home. For more information, go to www.peacefulpassageathome.com . For more information, call 978-425-9041.