How to Celebrate the Life of a Loved One During the COVID-19 Crisis


The effects of COVID-19 have been felt by everyone across the globe in one way or another. For those that have lost someone during this time, it is extremely difficult to cope with. It’s never easy to lose someone you love, and the challenges that this situation has presented has made it even more difficult in many ways. With State and Federal regulations being put in place on large gatherings and other safety measures, many families are very disappointed that they’re not able to honor the life of their family member or friend in the way they normally would. At Hamel-Lydon, we understand that these conditions make the situation that much more stressful, and are here for you in every way we can be. We’re helping many families to find alternate ways to celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a special and safe way.


Virtual Celebration of Life


Gathering with your family and friends is the most ideal way to connect and find comfort in one another during this difficult time. Although in-person gatherings may not be permitted at this time, that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t connect. With the safety concerns regarding COVID-19, many families have found that virtual celebrations of life, using Zoom or other video conferencing software, is the best way to gather. You can use this to discuss the options for arrangements, or it can also be used as a virtual celebration of life to include everyone that would have been present for an in-person gathering.


Online Memorials


One of the most special parts of a funeral service is sharing memories of your loved one with others. Although you may not be able to gather in-person to do this, creating an online memorial will give everyone the chance to share their stories and allow you all to feel connected. We can help you to create a customized memorial to include any photographs of your choosing, and visitors will be able to post condolences, write their own memories, upload their photos, and “light candles” to honor your loved one. This is a special way for you all to commemorate the life of a lost friend or family member.


Virtual Grief Support

With quarantine and stay in place regulations still in effect in many places, this may leave you feeling even more isolated. You shouldn’t have to endure the pain alone, and that’s why we offer daily grief support for a full year to the families we work with. We have always offered this service, but we feel that it is important now more than ever, and encourage you to take advantage of these resources.

Contact Hamel-Lydon Chapel & Cremation Service of Massachusetts

We understand that this is an extremely challenging time, and want to assure you that we’ll be there for you every step of the way to ensure your loved one is honored properly, If you’d like to learn more about our funeral and cremation services in Quincy MA, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Fill out an online form or give us a call anytime at 1-617-472-5888.  
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