Good Grief Celebrations offers services, to help ease your stress during the time of loss. You can let us handle every detail of the planning, or simply have us be involved in a particular aspect. We can do as little or as much as you like!
Trained and certified by Doug Manning (an industry leader in funeral planning and life celebrations), our funeral celebrants provide funeral services that reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased by writing the eulogy and overseeing the entire funeral service.
They will also work with funeral directors and other officiates, as well as priests, rabbis, or other traditional speakers to help tell the story of the deceased through photos, stories, poems. The Celebrant movement is extremely progressive and has gained momentum on the West Coast. Good Grief Celebrations is proud to be one of the first companies on the East Coast to offer the service.
With our concierge services, you don’t have to worry about intricate details. Our concierge will be on hand to:
handle invitations and thank you notes;
choose an outfit for your loved one;
make last-minute telephone calls;
organize speakers, family members, and entertainment;
and handle any other errands that need to be completed.
Therapy Dog Services
Good Grief Celebrations is able to make a tremendous difference to any hospice or nursing home program by providing comfort, love and companionship through the use of our dogs. Our goal is to enrich the quality of life for the patient and often their families as well. The sight of our dogs and the touch of their fur often brings peace and joy to those patients whose life once included animals. Physical contact has a calming effect and dogs have the ability to bring back pleasant memories of a person's life. Therapy dogs help combat loneliness and they give people the chance to have something to look forward to. Exposure to our dogs allows the patient to feel needed and wanted at a time in their life when death is evident. All of our dogs are certified with Therapy Dogs International.
Teddy GGC therapy dog
PRODUCTS Our astounding and reflective memorial tribute products will provide comfort to the loved one’s friends and family for years to come. These customized pieces, including calendars, portraits and other memorial products, are available in various sizes to fit your particular needs.
Memorial DVD Movies It’s simple! Just provide us with 15 to 20 photos of your loved one and we will create a captivating and prolific memorial experience. Our life tribute movie will provide solace and comfort for years to come and can be enjoyed before, during and after the funeral services. The tribute movie makes a phenomenal gift for a neighbor or grieving friend.