Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

Celebrating remarkable lives with memorable funerals

Why a Funeral?

Funerals fill an important role for those mourning the loss of a loved one. By providing surviving family members and friends with a caring, supportive environment in which to share thoughts and feelings, funerals become the first step in the healing process.

The ritual of attending a funeral service provides many benefits including:

  • Providing a social support system for the bereaved.
  • Helping the bereaved understand that death is both final as well as being part of life.
  • Integrating the bereaved back into the community.
  • Easing the transition to a new life after the death of a loved one.
  • Providing a safe haven for embracing and expressing pain.
  • Reaffirming one’s relationship with the person who died.
  • Providing a time to say goodbye.

The importance of the funeral ritual is to provide a social gathering to help the bereaved begin the healing process.