Funeral Etiquette

Posted on June 5th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Azusa, Funeral Flowers, Funerals, Memorials, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized
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Somber expressions. Black clothing. Formal ceremonies. These were the terms used to describe funerals in the not so distant past. In 2017, however, acceptable behavior and dress for memorials, particularly in Southern California, have evolved. Genuine sentiment, flexible apparel and personalized services are the new order of the day. But courtesy is always in style. […]

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Funeral Checklist

Posted on May 19th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Azusa, Burial, Covina, Cremation, Glendora, Grief, Uncategorized
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Most of us rely on lists for everything from what to pack before a trip to which groceries to buy before preparing a meal. But have you ever considered the importance of preparing a “to do” list for funeral plans? After suffering the loss of a loved one, your grief could leave you feeling overwhelmed […]

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New Covina Memorial Venue

Posted on April 28th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, CA, Cremation, Funerals, Memorials, Sacred Heart Chapel, Uncategorized
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New Memorial Venue Sacred Heart Chapel, an historic, gothic-style chapel in Covina, is the new memorial/funeral site for Foothill Funeral & Cremation Services (FFC). Also, its rectory is home to FFC owners Manny Godoy and Rocky Bautista and their two daughters. Clients of the Glendora-based mortuary can hold services at the Covina location or the alternate venue […]

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The Changing Face of Funerals

Posted on March 24th, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Funerals, Mortuaries, Mortuary, Uncategorized
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In the not too distant past, funerals were a grim business. Mourners wore black and remained somber from the moment they heard about their loved one’s death through the funeral, burial, reception and beyond. Prune-faced mortuary owners fit well into a landscape where joking was frowned upon and solemnity was expected. Thankfully, those days are gone. […]

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Good Grief

Posted on March 3rd, 2017
Posted by Manny Godoy under Funerals, Grief, Mortuary, Pet Services, Uncategorized
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In general, Americans are less comfortable with the subject of death than we used to be. This could be attributed to our comparative lack of first-hand experience. After all, people live longer than they used to, thanks to advancements in medicine, hygiene and public safety. In fact, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), […]

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