Funerals

Healing from a memorial or funeral service of any sort is often underestimated at the time of grief. Regardless of the circumstances around the ending, healing can happen. I have long been called on to memorialize family and friends. Funerals and healing in the process of grief has long been part of my calling. Thank you to everyone who have trusted me in this process.

Funerals, memorials, death rituals, graveside, military honors, interment, for all faiths available.

“Pastor Denise was wonderful to work with for creating and leading my grandfather’s funeral service. She was compassionate in demeanor, flexible and available with her time, and intensely interested in crafting the ceremony that the he would have wished for. To start, Denise thoroughly interviewed me about his life story and beliefs. From there, she went above and beyond to craft a service that not only included a traditional recounting of his life, but also readings, tributes and music that uniquely fit his philosophies, values and experiences. On the day of the service, Denise was punctual and worked well with the funeral home. The service itself was well-organized and eloquently delivered. Despite only a brief time with our family, Pastor Denise felt like a close friend by the time the service was over. I am grateful that she was available for us in our time of need.”

Mark Freeman

“At the funeral of John P., the minister presented a half-hour tribute to John and his life. The tribute was very well done, especially considering that the minister, Denise Cawley had never met John and his family. She spent time with the family members consoling and counseling them in the days before the funeral. On such limited exposure and in such a short time, she put together a great reflection on John’s life, both serious and humorous, and a really thoughtful presentation. She is an excellent representative of your faith and organization.”

Kathleen Z. Braun

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