An Obituary is a brief synopsis of the life of a deceased person. It lists the facts concerning family, major accomplishments, dates of birth and death, and the details of the funeral or memorial service. Obituaries are typically used for newspaper notification to the public. You can see more than a thousand of actual current obituaries at Legacy.com, a website that publishes obituaries from hundreds of newspapers around the country. Following the pattern of those you see will be very helpful.
Below is a template to assist you in composing an Obituary.
A EULOGY is not the same as an obituary. A Eulogy is the story of a loved one's life. Both an obituary and a eulogy are customary for the final farewell of a loved one. The eulogy is used at the funeral or memorial service to pay tribute to the life of the one who has passed. An Obituary is fairly easy to compose. It consists of facts. A Eulogy is a work of art should be as complete as possible, painting a word picture of the one who has died. WE WRITE GREAT EULOGIES! If you find that writing a eulogy is just too difficult at this time of grief and loss, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible. We can have a wonderful tribute written for your loved one within 24 hours.
Obituary Template Please copy and save the form below to your computer. Fill out the red areas that would apply or that you would want in the newspaper. Print and send or email too the appropriate newspaper when finished. Obviously there will be some areas that do apply to your loved one. Simply delete those.
(Name), (age), of (Town), passed away on (Date of death) in (town of death).
(Rosary or Visitation, if any) will be (time) (day) (date) at (place of Rosary or Visitation, if any)
Funeral services will be held (time of funeral) (day of funeral) (date of funeral) at (place of funeral) with the (name of minister) of (name of church), officiating. Burial will follow at (name of cemetery). Arrangements are by (name of funeral home).
(Name) was born (place of birth) to (name of parents) on (date of birth). He/she went to school at (town). He/she married (name of spouse) on (anniversary date) in (place of marriage). He/she graduated from (name of university). He/she worked as a (type of job) for (name of company) for (number of years worked). He/she was a veteran of (which war) and served in the (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) and was awarded (list any medals). He/she was involved in (list any clubs, civic originations, leagues, religious orders, etc.). He/she received (list any honors, awards or achievements).
(Name) is preceded in death by (list persons passed on before).
(Name) is survived by (list all survivors, 1st: spouse, 2nd: Children and spouses, 3rd: brothers and sisters, 4th: parents, if living, 5th: Grandchildren and great-Grandchildren, 6th: any other persons wanted to list)
Pallbearers will be (list pallbearers, if needed)
Memorials may be given to (list where memorials go to, if any) The family of (name) wishes to extend our sincere thanks to (list Dr.’s name, nurses, hospice organizations, special persons, churches, etc.)
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