The Milford location is one of six Lynch funeral homes in the state.
This is the edited transcript of interviews conducted with hin during the winter and spring of 2006-2007.
I've seen it happen to Sean [his son], where you're swinging the door at night, helping people with their coats, directing them one place or another, carrying flowers, doing all the innocuous little things that add up to taking care of a family during visitation.
But when some widowed person comes out and takes you by the shoulders and said, "Thank you, I couldn't have done this without you," and all you did was be there, or answer the call, or show up, there's this deep sense of having been of use to people at a time of need.
And that's very seductive, because, I mean, it's human-to-human contact.
So what I find is that before people bring their expertise as an embalmer or as a manager or as an executive or as a director, before any expertise, you ante up your humanity, you know? But you have to do that first, because people will sense if you're not willing to do that, if you're just sort of going through the motions. So for me, I can remember swinging the door all through my teen years, and I think it was 1973 -- I was probably 24 or 25 years old [when I decided].
So it's not like you do things for them as much as you do it with them and embolden them to do for themselves. Give me a sense of the changes in attitudes toward death in America.
I think we're among the first couple generations for whom the presence of the dead at their funerals has become optional, and I see that as probably not good news for the culture at large.
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