Samantha M. Rossi, Owner - Funeral Director - Licensed Preneed Agent
I don’t know the pain of your loss; no one does. It’s yours and yours alone.
But I know what it is like to lose someone. I’ve lived it. I’ve felt it. I experienced the pain of loss that life serves on heaping platters.
I sat in stunned silence as my 48 year old mother told me she had cancer. I have felt the guilt of wondering how her illness and eventual death would affect me. I have fought through the exhaustion of driving thousands of miles week after week with my young children to visit and care for her, never knowing which visit might be the last.
I have been on the receiving end of a phone call telling me that my 53 year old father had died suddenly.
I know my pain, and I know my loss. But I don’t know yours.
The one thing I do know is that losing someone can be crippling. Whether it’s sudden or expected, the death of a loved one can paralyze you. Your body goes numb. Your mind goes blank. You wonder “how can this be happening to me? I’m stronger than this”.
As an experienced funeral director myself, what I have learned is regardless of who you are or what you do, you need help. Don’t be afraid to ask for it, and don’t feel guilty accepting it.
This is where the idea of Executive Cremations came from: my personal experience. Being a funeral director, I thought I would have everything under control. I have helped hundreds of families through this before. What I realized is that while what I had been doing is indeed very important, it wasn’t enough. At the time of loss, you need someone you can trust to take control and help you navigate the dark road ahead in those first days after a death has occurred.
Let us be the ones to hold your hand and walk with you.
Let us talk you through the many decisions that must be made in those first days.
Let us be an extension of your family so that together we can choose the path that is right for you and so you may have your time to grieve as you need.