What is The Difference Between a Celebration of Life and a Funeral?

By: Keyser Funeral Home
Friday, November 11, 2016

Here are Keyser Funeral and Cremation Service, we can help you determine what is best for your loved one as you arrange a service. There are many misconceptions on this topic and sometimes this can be a confusing part of planning, and choosing the right service that is honorable to your loved one.


There are many different types and terms of services that you may have heard before including:


  • Life Celebration
  • Funeral Mass (A mass of Christian Burial)
  • Funeral Service
  • Memorial Service
  • Life Story


Each and every one of these services is indeed a celebration of life. They all have commonalities and intermix with each other. There are many different aspects from different services that you can choose to ensure you are planning one that will represent and honor your loved one in a way that feels right and accomplishes all the wishes and desires of your family and the deceased.


Many times, the celebration you choose is a mixture and the ultimate goal is to create an experience that is helpful, rewarding, fulfilling, uplifting, and spiritual. The richness is in creating a day of celebration in whatever form of service it takes.


Here at Keyser, we understand that the term funeral may have represented a somber event in the past, but we put our efforts into creating a celebration of life from any service that a family chooses. There is no right or wrong, or one or the other when it comes time to plan for a service. You have the ability and the resources here at Keyser, to form a service that is special to you.


If you would like to talk more about this with our professionals, you can contact Luke or Eric here at, Keyser, in New York. We are happy to help and guide you through this time to plan a service that has significant meaning to you and your family

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