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92 Centre Avenue
Rockland, MA 02370
(781) 878-2306
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Nyack boutique focuses on eco-friendly burials - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

CLOSE Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique opens in Nyack, providing alternative and natural burial products. John Meore/lohudRELATED: Green burial options in Rockland, WestchesterFUNERAL HOMES: White Plains funeral home to offer food at wakes'HUMAN DIGNITY': 30 strangers attend Rockland woman's funeralMAGICIAN: See the White Plains Mortician Magician do a trickThink of it as another step in the recycling process.On Burd Street, the storefront could be mistaken for any other charming boutique. The merchandise includes handmade wooden items, keepsake pendants and silver-rimmed bottles behind glass; these are all funeral products that are earth-friendly or recycled.Biodegradable caskets on display start at $350 for a cardboard version; handmade pine coffins from North Carolina cost $1,800 and a fully-lined sea grass casket costs $1,400.Buy PhotoA hand made wicker casket at Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique opening in Nyack. Friday, February 24, 2017.  (Photo: John Meore/The Journal News)New York is one of only eight states that requires a funeral director, but individuals can purchase their own coffin. "A funeral home has to legally accept any casket you bring in," she says.If you decide on cremation, Dying to Bloom has a selection of urns that are handmade and vary from wood to paper products to scattering tubes for the ultimate send-off. Plus biodegradable fish pods for pet lovers grieving the loss of a pet.Other items for sale include silver tear bottles from the Victorian era — for mourners. "A great gift for someone who has lost someone," says Potter-Kotecki. Or ash pendants so you can keep a piece of them everywhere you go.Potter-Kotecki says the push to go green in the funeral business is being championed by scientists an...

'Hits close to home': Area funeral directors face emotional burden from flood of fatal overdoses - TribDem.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Robert Biggins, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association."It's probably topic No. 1 right now," said Biggins, a 40-year veteran of the industry who operates a funeral home in Rockland, Massachusetts."We're seeing cases where a funeral home might be seeing a family two or three times because there are siblings involved."And, somehow, it just keeps growing worse, he said."It's a tragedy that's taking away a good portion of a generation," Biggins said.'A mother's fear'Harris and Decort said no words can console grieving parents dealing with the reality they've suddenly lost a son or daughter."I've seen parents torn apart by it," Harris said.Too often, Decort said, he's sat down with parents who suffer silently or fight the fact that a drug like heroin was to blame."Let's face it," Decort said. "Drug addiction is a mother's fear because once it grabs ahold of a child, they feel there's nothing they can do."Harris said he's witnessed similar reactions.But as awareness about addiction and overdoses has become more public in recent years, Harris has seen a growing number of parents turn their anguish into action.Many are using their children's stories to reinforce the message that addition can claim anyone – that an overdose has consequences that consume families, friends and futures – not just addicts, he said."Suddenly, we're seeing people turn this horrible loss around and trying to use it as a teaching tool," Harris said. "That needs to happen more."Sudden deathYounger adults don't always make advance arrangements for their funerals.When death comes suddenly, families are left to pull together enough money to handle funeral arrangements, Harris said.It has become more common for families to turn...

Rockland police log, Jan. 9-15 - Wicked Local Rockland

Monday, February 20, 2017

The following are excerpts from the Rockland police log for Monday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 15. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.Monday, Jan. 98:40 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Exchange Street. Police checked and secured the property.10:03 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Exchange Street. Police checked and secured the property.12:10 p.m.: Fraud was reported on Union Street.1:22 p.m.: Threats were reported on Centre Avenue.5:10 p.m.: A disturbance was reported on Market Street.5:19 p.m.: A motor vehicle accident was reported on Liberty Street.6:05 p.m.: A suspicious person was reported on Market Street. Police checked OK.8:11 p.m.: Fraud was reported at Home Depot on Hingham Street.8:29 p.m.: Threats were reported at the Rockland Ice Rink on Summer Street.Tuesday, Jan. 101:08 a.m.: An erratic operator was reported on Hingham Street. A police search of the area was negative.3:11 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported o...

Funeral notices for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 - Lewiston Sun Journal

Monday, February 20, 2017

CHORN — Elizabeth H., 88, of Auburn passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 15. Per Betty’s wishes, there will not be a service at this time. She will be interred at a later date at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in her memory to either Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240; or Clover Living Center, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210; or The National Kidney Foundation of New England, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.BOUCHARD — Mary B., 93, of Lewiston died Wednesday, Feb. 1. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment in the spring, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.COCHRAN — Jeannine C., 87, of Winthrop died Friday, Feb. 17. In honor of...

Natalie Caron, 32 - The Sun Chronicle

Monday, January 30, 2017

Loving daughter of John P. Caron of Weymouth and Kimberly Fitzgerald of Kentucky. Loving sister of John Caron, Sarah Caron, both of Rockland, and Ian Boshell of Kentucky. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Route 18 opposing South Shore Hospital). A service in celebration of Natalie's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.A scholarship fund in Olivia's name is being established. Details will be posted at www.keohane.com, where you will also find directions and online condolences; or call 781-335-0045.

Gloria Amelia (Catrambone) Gregory, 87 - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, January 16, 2017

Registered Nurse, graduated from Carney Hospital School of Nursing in Dorchester. She was an RN at the Mildred Alford Nursing Home in Abington, a Nursing Supervisor at the Del Manor Nursing Home in Rockland, then Director of Nurses at South Shore Nursing in Rockland. She was a Supervisor of Nurses at St Joseph's Manor in Brockton until her retirement.Gloria was a member of the Sons of Italy in Rockland. Gloria enjoyed cooking for her large family and gardening. They have resided in Sandwich for the past 30 years. In addition to her husband, Gloria is survived by her daughter, Anne-Marie Frazer and her husband William of Mattapoisett, son Michael J. Gregory and his wife Sue Ellen of Quincy, daughter Karen Bulger and her husband Patrick of Missouri, son Francis Gregory and his wife Terry of Greenfield and her brother, John Catrambone, of Norwell. Gloria was sister to the late Tina Donahue of Brockton and brother, Sal Catrambone, of Dennis. Gloria was a loving grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother to five. She will be greatly missed.Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 AM, Corpus Christ Church, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Sandwich. Visiting Hours are Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Rt.6A, Sandwich, MA. She will be laid to rest at the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:00 PM. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to Amer...

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Nyack boutique focuses on eco-friendly burials - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

CLOSE Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique opens in Nyack, providing alternative and natural burial products. John Meore/lohudRELATED: Green burial options in Rockland, WestchesterFUNERAL HOMES: White Plains funeral home to offer food at wakes'HUMAN DIGNITY': 30 strangers attend Rockland woman's funeralMAGICIAN: See the White Plains Mortician Magician do a trickThink of it as another step in the recycling process.On Burd Street, the storefront could be mistaken for any other charming boutique. The merchandise includes handmade wooden items, keepsake pendants and silver-rimmed bottles behind glass; these are all funeral products that are earth-friendly or recycled.Biodegradable caskets on display start at $350 for a cardboard version; handmade pine coffins from North Carolina cost $1,800 and a fully-lined sea grass casket costs $1,400.Buy PhotoA hand made wicker casket at Dying to Bloom, a natural burial boutique opening in Nyack. Friday, February 24, 2017.  (Photo: John Meore/The Journal News)New York is one of only eight states that requires a funeral director, but individuals can purchase their own coffin. "A funeral home has to legally accept any casket you bring in," she says.If you decide on cremation, Dying to Bloom has a selection of urns that are handmade and vary from wood to paper products to scattering tubes for the ultimate send-off. Plus biodegradable fish pods for pet lovers grieving the loss of a pet.Other items for sale include silver tear bottles from the Victorian era — for mourners. "A great gift for someone who has lost someone," says Potter-Kotecki. Or ash pendants so you can keep a piece of them everywhere you go.Potter-Kotecki says the push to go green in the funeral business is being championed by scientists an...

'Hits close to home': Area funeral directors face emotional burden from flood of fatal overdoses - TribDem.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Robert Biggins, a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association."It's probably topic No. 1 right now," said Biggins, a 40-year veteran of the industry who operates a funeral home in Rockland, Massachusetts."We're seeing cases where a funeral home might be seeing a family two or three times because there are siblings involved."And, somehow, it just keeps growing worse, he said."It's a tragedy that's taking away a good portion of a generation," Biggins said.'A mother's fear'Harris and Decort said no words can console grieving parents dealing with the reality they've suddenly lost a son or daughter."I've seen parents torn apart by it," Harris said.Too often, Decort said, he's sat down with parents who suffer silently or fight the fact that a drug like heroin was to blame."Let's face it," Decort said. "Drug addiction is a mother's fear because once it grabs ahold of a child, they feel there's nothing they can do."Harris said he's witnessed similar reactions.But as awareness about addiction and overdoses has become more public in recent years, Harris has seen a growing number of parents turn their anguish into action.Many are using their children's stories to reinforce the message that addition can claim anyone – that an overdose has consequences that consume families, friends and futures – not just addicts, he said."Suddenly, we're seeing people turn this horrible loss around and trying to use it as a teaching tool," Harris said. "That needs to happen more."Sudden deathYounger adults don't always make advance arrangements for their funerals.When death comes suddenly, families are left to pull together enough money to handle funeral arrangements, Harris said.It has become more common for families to turn...

Rockland police log, Jan. 9-15 - Wicked Local Rockland

Monday, February 20, 2017

The following are excerpts from the Rockland police log for Monday, Jan. 9, through Sunday, Jan. 15. The log is public record and available for review. All persons are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.Monday, Jan. 98:40 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Exchange Street. Police checked and secured the property.10:03 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported on Exchange Street. Police checked and secured the property.12:10 p.m.: Fraud was reported on Union Street.1:22 p.m.: Threats were reported on Centre Avenue.5:10 p.m.: A disturbance was reported on Market Street.5:19 p.m.: A motor vehicle accident was reported on Liberty Street.6:05 p.m.: A suspicious person was reported on Market Street. Police checked OK.8:11 p.m.: Fraud was reported at Home Depot on Hingham Street.8:29 p.m.: Threats were reported at the Rockland Ice Rink on Summer Street.Tuesday, Jan. 101:08 a.m.: An erratic operator was reported on Hingham Street. A police search of the area was negative.3:11 a.m.: A burglar alarm was reported o...

Funeral notices for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 - Lewiston Sun Journal

Monday, February 20, 2017

CHORN — Elizabeth H., 88, of Auburn passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 15. Per Betty’s wishes, there will not be a service at this time. She will be interred at a later date at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in her memory to either Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240; or Clover Living Center, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210; or The National Kidney Foundation of New England, 85 Astor Ave., Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.BOUCHARD — Mary B., 93, of Lewiston died Wednesday, Feb. 1. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment in the spring, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made in her name to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.COCHRAN — Jeannine C., 87, of Winthrop died Friday, Feb. 17. In honor of...

Natalie Caron, 32 - The Sun Chronicle

Monday, January 30, 2017

Loving daughter of John P. Caron of Weymouth and Kimberly Fitzgerald of Kentucky. Loving sister of John Caron, Sarah Caron, both of Rockland, and Ian Boshell of Kentucky. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 4-8 p.m. in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Route 18 opposing South Shore Hospital). A service in celebration of Natalie's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home.A scholarship fund in Olivia's name is being established. Details will be posted at www.keohane.com, where you will also find directions and online condolences; or call 781-335-0045.

Gloria Amelia (Catrambone) Gregory, 87 - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, January 16, 2017

Registered Nurse, graduated from Carney Hospital School of Nursing in Dorchester. She was an RN at the Mildred Alford Nursing Home in Abington, a Nursing Supervisor at the Del Manor Nursing Home in Rockland, then Director of Nurses at South Shore Nursing in Rockland. She was a Supervisor of Nurses at St Joseph's Manor in Brockton until her retirement.Gloria was a member of the Sons of Italy in Rockland. Gloria enjoyed cooking for her large family and gardening. They have resided in Sandwich for the past 30 years. In addition to her husband, Gloria is survived by her daughter, Anne-Marie Frazer and her husband William of Mattapoisett, son Michael J. Gregory and his wife Sue Ellen of Quincy, daughter Karen Bulger and her husband Patrick of Missouri, son Francis Gregory and his wife Terry of Greenfield and her brother, John Catrambone, of Norwell. Gloria was sister to the late Tina Donahue of Brockton and brother, Sal Catrambone, of Dennis. Gloria was a loving grandmother of sixteen and great-grandmother to five. She will be greatly missed.Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 9 at 10:00 AM, Corpus Christ Church, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd., Sandwich. Visiting Hours are Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Rt.6A, Sandwich, MA. She will be laid to rest at the Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:00 PM. Donations in memory of Gloria may be made to Amer...