At Gabaldon Mortuary, we believe memorializing your loved one is an important part of the grieving process that should be honored. If you lost a loved one and want to honor and reflect upon the person’s life and work, consider planning a memorial service at Gabaldon Mortuary in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as defined in the paragraph below.
Memorial Services vs. Traditional Funerals
As licensed funeral directors, we distinguish between funerals, where a body is present, and memorials, where a body is not present. It is a ceremony commemorating the deceased without the body without the body present. Families may prefer to hold a memorial service after cremation, or for any other reason that the body is not present, or hold an anniversary service or special date to reflect on your loved one.
One of the benefits of a memorial service is that it may be held anytime after a loved one’s death. Like funerals, memorials may be religious or non-religious, spiritual or non-denominational, or just a communion of people paying tribute to the deceased.
Helping Your Family Heal & Remember
Just like our funeral services, Gabaldon Mortuary provides an endless variety of ways to celebrate the life of your loved one. We encourage families to create personalized memorial and funeral services that are special to the unique life you are celebrating.
A personalized memorial service that features photographs, memorabilia and slideshows can be held in our Albuquerque funeral home or a location of your choice. Gabaldon Mortuary carries memorabilia such as memorial cards, candles, bookmarkers, acknowledgement cards and jewelry and many other memorial items to help you personalize your memorial ceremony.
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Holding a memorial in your loved one’s memory is a wonderful way to connect with others in bereavement as you honor and remember your loved one. To begin planning a memorial service in Albuquerque, NM, contact Gabaldon Mortuary to meet with our licensed funeral directors.