Grieving prolonged as funerals denied amid virus concerns

Because of social distancing suggestions as well as state-mandated rules that do not allow large gatherings of people, funerals are limited to small crowds, as was this one Monday. (Olivia Falcigno)
It is the standard last paragraph that appears in almost every obituary in The Item and elsewhere — the one that provides the logistical information for funeral and burial services. But these days, obits are missing that crucial paragraph. Due to constraints placed upon the funeral industry in light of the coronavirus crisis, families have…

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