Blaney Funeral Home
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Green Bay, WI 54303
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I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. Isabel Allende
Bereavement Support: “The Women’s Luncheon” Unity Hospice offers a monthly opportunity for bereaved women to gather for informal conversation and support. This program is held at a local Green Bay restaurant. Lunch is available for purchase off the menu. This month’s gathering will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Unity Hospice at 800-990-9249.
Brown County Historial Society presents “If Tombstones Could Talk” Allouez Cemetery Walk on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Allouez Catholic Cemetery, 2121 Riverside Drive, Green Bay. Here’s an opportunity to go back in time and meet several of Green Bay’s past residents, who now rest at Allouez Catholic Cemetery, some dating back to the fur trade era. Many of the names will be familiar to you, some not – but all of their stories are fascinating glimp. ses into life in earlier eras. Hear first person accounts of their lives, loves and experiences. Walking tours through the cemetery will be led by volunteer guides along pre-determined routes. Complimentary cookies and lemonade are available after the tour. Admission: Adults: $7.00/person $14.00/family (two adults and up to children 5 – 17) — Reservations Required For more information: Call 920-437-1840 or email at email@example.com
Unity Hospice’s Grief Connection: Grief Connection is an ongoing grief support group for adults, which meets the third Thursday of every month. This month will be Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please note: It is recommended, although not mandatory, that participants first attend a 5-week session of Navigating the Waters of Grief prior to attending this support group. . 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 54115 Call
New Hope Grief Group: Facilitator, Sr. Pat Clement If you have lost a loved one and find that you are just not yourself, you are invited to come to New Hope Grief Group. It is extremely encouraging & comforting to know that what. you are struggling with is part of your grief journey. Other members of the group will completely understand what you are experiencing as they too struggle with similar emotions. The next ecumenical grief support group begins Tuesday, Aug. 18. This group meets on five Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3 p.m.at the Quad-Parish Office, 1087 Kellogg St., Rm 105. Participants are urged to plan on attending all five sessions. There is no fee for these sessions; however, a free-will offering to help defray expenses is welcome. New Hope is sponsored by Annunciation, St. Joseph, St. Jude and St. Patrick Parishes and is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. For additional information or to enroll, call 496-2160, Monday-Friday.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is the nation’s largest self-help bereavement organization for families who have suffered the tragic loss of a child. TCF has more than 650 chapters in the United States, with sister organizations in at least 30 countries around the globe. August 18, 2015 — The TCF Green Bay offers monthly support group meetings on the third Tuesday of each month throughout the year. They meet from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe Street, Green Bay. The meetings consist of a program — a speaker, video, or discussion — followed by open sharing. Refreshments are served. “New” Me: How Are You Different Since Your Child’s Death?
We are remembering our mother, Eileen Early Blaney in a special way today. Mom worked very hard for many years along with our dad to star, t a business and raise six children. She died 11 years ago today. “Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand”.
Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to star, t over. —Nicole Sobon
In our continuing effort to provide information to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, here is some information on a bereavement support group which you may find helpful. New Hope Grief Group: If you have lost a loved one and find that you are just not yourself, you are invited to come to New Hope Grief Group. . It is extremely encouraging & comforting to know that what you are struggling with is part of your grief journey. Other members of the group will completely understand what you are experiencing as they too struggle with similar emotions. The next ecumenical grief support group begins Tuesday, Aug. 18. This group meets on five Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3 p.m.at the Quad-Parish Office, 1087 Kellogg St., Rm 105. Participants are urged to plan on attending all five sessions. There is no fee for these sessions; however, a free-will offering to help defray expenses is welcome. New Hope is sponsored by Annunciation, St. Joseph, St. Jude and St. Patrick Parishes and is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death. For additional information or to enroll, call 496-2160, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested.
If you know of a family who could use some help following the death of a loved one, please let them know about this program offered by our friends at Unity Hospice: Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Generations – Hope for Grieving Families is a monthly program designed to support grieving families with children and teens ages to 6 to 18. Dinner will be served each evening at no charge. Separate groups will then be held concurrently for parents or guardians, teens and children. Call 800-990-9249 or 920-338-1111 to register.
Join our friends at Annunciation Parish for the annual picnic to be held this Sunday, Aug. 2nd at 401 Gray Street.
Come join our friends at St. Agnes Parish this weekend on Saturday, Aug 1 from 5 to10 p.m. and on Sunday Aug 2. Enjoy some beer, boneless booyah, corn, burgers, brats and free live music. There will be lots of things for kids to enjoy at the festival on the corner of Ninth Street and Fisk Street. Everyone is welcome!
Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death.–Jacqueline Kennedy, who was born on this day, July 28 in 1929.
Do you know that our website, offers many articles which may help you or someone you know who is grieving? Go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com. and click on “Grief Support.”
If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.—Bob Hope, who died on this day, July 27 in 2003.
Many of us can appreciate the words first proclaimed in 1968 by Special Olympics founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver which has become the athletes’ oath: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The Special Olympics World Games will star, t tomorrow in Los Angeles and will be held from July 25 to August 2, 2015. With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 S. pecial Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event this year. Good luck to all the athletes!
Last year, Green Bay Packers legend, Bart Starr suffered a heart attack and strokes. According to his son, Bart Starr Jr., if all goes well, his father will be in Green Bay on Thanksgiving night when Brett Favre’s retired #4 goes up in Lambeau Field. “He wants to walk out onto midfield and give Brett Favre a hug and tell him how much he loves and admires him,” said Bart Jr. “He wants to tell the same thing to all of you because you cannot imagine how strengthening it is gett. ing all of your messages and all your well wishes. You have made a difference in his recovery and therefore in my mom’s well-being also.” He said the outpouring of support from the Packers community has meant the world to his father. If you would like to send a letter or note of support to Bart Starr encouraging him on his journey to Lambeau Field to join the other great quarterbacks of our time, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers on Thanksgiving, write to him at: Bart Starr Starr Enterprises 2647 Rocky Ridge Ln Birmingham, AL 35216 USA
It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”– Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was born on this day, 125 years ago, July 22, 1890.
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore
What a wonderful place. The staff are so caring and explain every step in detail. Thank you so much for helping me along. the way with this difficult situation I was placed in. Simply the best. Thanks again for everything!!!!.