Obituaries

Ellen Agabedis
B: 1941-09-27
D: 2017-09-17
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Agabedis, Ellen
Aliki Bakis
D: 2017-09-17
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Bakis, Aliki
Stamatios Kyprios
B: 1970-01-19
D: 2017-09-10
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Kyprios, Stamatios
Rosemary Rohmer
D: 2017-09-06
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Rohmer, Rosemary
Sofia Mavrides
B: 1930-06-04
D: 2017-09-04
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Mavrides, Sofia
Efthemia Zervoglos
D: 2017-08-28
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Zervoglos, Efthemia
Thomas McCool
B: 1964-09-03
D: 2017-08-26
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McCool, Thomas
Ethel Georgakopoulos
B: 1983-05-06
D: 2017-08-25
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Georgakopoulos, Ethel
Lina Bonacci
B: 1931-06-13
D: 2017-07-24
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Bonacci, Lina
Nikolaos Andritsakis
B: 1932-08-15
D: 2017-07-23
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Andritsakis, Nikolaos
Isminy Cagos
B: 1923-07-22
D: 2017-07-21
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Cagos, Isminy
Evangeline Katranis
D: 2017-07-15
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Katranis, Evangeline
Christos Floros
D: 2017-07-14
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Floros, Christos
Peter Michaelidis
D: 2017-07-14
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Michaelidis, Peter
Angelina Theodorou
D: 2017-07-12
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Theodorou, Angelina
Maria Bregianos
B: 1927-01-02
D: 2017-07-11
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Bregianos, Maria
Efstathios Minasidis
B: 1935-10-19
D: 2017-07-11
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Minasidis, Efstathios
Kaho Shinozaki
B: 2011-07-21
D: 2017-07-03
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Shinozaki, Kaho
Ioannis Volikas
D: 2017-07-02
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Volikas, Ioannis
Naziha Bugazia
D: 2017-07-01
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Bugazia, Naziha
Peter Karafotias
B: 1984-02-24
D: 2017-07-01
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Karafotias, Peter

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Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.