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Grief Support

What Should I Get Someone When They’re Grieving?

It has long been a tradition to give flowers as a sign of sympathy at the loss of a loved one. Through the years, however, more and more families are requesting other forms of recognition in lieu of flowers. In such instances, following a family’s wishes can be easy. All…...

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Why Do We Have Obituaries?

Obituaries have evolved tremendously through the years, altered by morals and trends of the day and available technology. In the United States, for example, our early limited printed capabilities kept newspapers to a maximum of four sheets. Space limitations meant early obituaries were simple death notices, listing the name of…...

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Coping With Loss During the Holidays

For those who lose a loved one near the holidays or are experiencing their first holiday without a family member, the feelings of sadness can be compounded. What was once a festive time can be more subdued and can even turn melancholy. For those experiencing a fresh loss or who…...

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Creating Meaningful Ceremonies

Throughout the centuries and all over the world, death has most frequently been followed with some sort of ritual or final service. These ceremonies may take place over the space of a few days or weeks. Many are deeply rooted in religious beliefs and many have changed throughout the years.…...

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Listening Do’s and Don’t When Someone is Grieving

When someone you know and care about has lost someone dear to them, it can be difficult to know what to do or say. Words can seem inadequate and finding just the right ones may seem impossible. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to help them, and you, get through…...

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Keeping Traditions Alive Following a Loved One’s Death

When the death of a loved one occurs near a holiday or other personal celebration like an anniversary or birthday, it will certainly disrupt that year’s celebration. Families will often postpone or cancel any observances during the period immediately following a death. But is it possible to move on so…...

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How to Help Children with Loss and Grief

Like adults, children will deal with the death of a loved one in a variety of ways. How they react may depend on factors like how often they saw the person who died, what their relationship was to them, and the age of the child. It will also depend on…...

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Dealing with the Death and Funeral of a Child

Dealing with the death of a child is one of the most challenging journeys a person may make. Whether it is a son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter, or even a sibling, the death of a child leaves a wound that is difficult to heal. Each year, almost 60,000 children…...

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Grief Relief: You Have Options

We all experience grief in our individual ways. Even when death is anticipated, the final realization can be overwhelming. At Fares J. Radel Funeral Homes, we fully understand the challenges of handling grief. Our caring staff is ready to help you with the tools and resources to assist you through…...

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