Grieving During the Pandemic

Because of the gathering restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic we understand that mourning the death of a loved one is especially difficult at this time. We hope these ideas help you feel connected and supported by your community as you grieve during this time of social distancing.

If you are not comfortable with technology, or do not have internet service, we can encourage people in the obituary to be in touch in old-fashioned ways- such as letters. Anything mailed to us at the funeral home we can pass on to you.

Mention an activity or wish in the obituary to be done together at a designated time. People can send photos and notes about their experience afterwards. 

Or ask your community to do something over a longer period.

Signal that you have lost someone by acknowleding their loss at your home.


Guare & Sons, Barber & Lanier Funeral Home
Phone: (802) 223-2751
30 School Street, Montpelier, VT

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