Dear Friends & Neighbors,
When a death occurs, we are accustomed to gathering with family and friends to say, “I care about you in your loss,” because giving and receiving support is an important part of the grieving process.
Like many of you, our day-to-day lives in the Quiet Corner are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the CDC’s recommendation of “social distancing,” public gatherings for funerals have shifted to private services for close family members.
“How do I let them know I Care?”
There are still several ways for you to express your care and condolences. We would like to give you some practical ideas to let the survivors know you care.
- Sign our Memorial Guestbook included with each obituary on our website
- Send a plant or floral arrangement to the survivor’s home
- Consider making a donation to a charity in memory of the person who died
- Send a sympathy card or write a personal note
- Make a phone call. Nothing is sweeter than a thoughtful voice on the other end of the line
- Send a message by email or social media
If you have any questions or concerns about how best to honor and remember your loved one during this pandemic, please feel free to contact us at 860-928-7723 or visit our website at www.GilmanAndValade.com. In addition, please consult the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association website at www.ctfda.org/ for current recommendations and indications from the CDC that impact funeral service.
Planning a funeral is one of life’s most difficult challenges, and we will continue to be your personal guide through these difficult times.
Bob Fournier and the Staff of Gilman & Valade Funeral Homes and Crematory