Tree Lighting Ceremony

Every December, Our Funeral Home’s Bereavement Center sponsors our annual Memorial Service & Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Although we are unable to gather again in-person this year, we are fortunate we are able to connect virtually
and remember those exceptional people in our life who are no longer here on Earth.

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Dear Families,

Recognizing the importance of tradition, the John Vincent Scalia Funeral Homes are committed to continuing our annual Memorial Service and Tree Lighting in honor of you and all those we have served over the years.


There are many parallels between the pandemic and experiencing grief, and both require healing – although it may be slow and steady – healing of any form requires time.


No matter your personal experience from the past 20 months or beyond, we all can agree that both the pandemic and grief have proven to be unpredictable, often isolating and dark, feeling as though we have taken two steps forward and three steps backward.


From another perspective of these experiences, we have all had opportunities to truly appreciate and value those loved ones both near and far, find ways to connect with those loved ones, and look towards the future with a glimmer of hope and optimism. These unprecedented experiences have challenged us to make every moment count.


Although we are unable to gather again in-person this year, we are fortunate we are able to connect virtually and remember those exceptional people in our life who are no longer here on Earth.


As has been our tradition, we will have your personalized ornament on the trees, to honor and remember your loved ones. The trees will be lit with the ornaments adorned on them, as a gentle reminder of those who have touched us in a special way. It is within these memories that we will find warmth, comfort, and a sense of hope during one of the most difficult times of the year. 


Please join us for a live virtual Memorial Service & Tree Lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 9th , 2021 at 7:00 pm . 


The service will be recorded and available for viewing the following day on all our funeral homes websites.


If we are memorializing your loved one for the first time,  we ask you to please bring a small , personalized, non-breakable ornament, with your loved ones name on it for us to use this year and years following to the funeral home office by December 3rd, 2021.


On behalf of family and staff of the John Vincent Scalia Funeral Homes, we wish you a holiday season filled with support, health and love.


Cecilia Scalia—Moran & Megan Moran– McEvilly
Coordinator's

2021 Ceremony Live Stream

Past Ceremonies

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