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Peter Collatos
D: 2018-07-17
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Collatos, Peter
Anita Koulopoulos
D: 2018-07-12
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Koulopoulos, Anita
Theodore Arend
D: 2018-07-12
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Arend, Theodore
John Anastasiou
B: 1938-12-23
D: 2018-07-07
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Anastasiou, John
Stamo Vangelatos
D: 2018-07-05
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Vangelatos, Stamo
George Paicopoulos
D: 2018-07-04
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Paicopoulos, George
Theoffany Paloukos
D: 2018-07-03
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Paloukos, Theoffany
Theoffany Paloukos
B: 1990-02-16
D: 2018-07-03
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Paloukos, Theoffany
Nikolaos Angelidis
B: 1948-02-16
D: 2018-07-01
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Angelidis, Nikolaos
Homer Ypsilantis
D: 2018-06-27
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Ypsilantis, Homer
Georgios Kelesidis
B: 1949-08-10
D: 2018-06-21
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Kelesidis, Georgios
Galen Wilson
D: 2018-06-14
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Wilson, Galen
George Georgaklis
D: 2018-06-13
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Georgaklis, George
Pandelis Papaioannou
D: 2018-06-10
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Papaioannou, Pandelis
Costandine Machakos
D: 2018-05-30
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Machakos, Costandine
Elaine Holstein
B: 1922-02-16
D: 2018-05-26
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Holstein, Elaine
Bessie DeDominici
B: 1923-08-13
D: 2018-05-24
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DeDominici, Bessie
Jennie Panico
D: 2018-05-07
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Panico, Jennie
Yiannis Davos
B: 1945-01-03
D: 2018-04-28
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Davos, Yiannis
Stephen Kaloyanides
D: 2018-04-25
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Kaloyanides, Stephen
Jean Cicalis
D: 2018-04-23
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Cicalis, Jean

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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.