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Tag: Ann Marie St. George

We are a full service preneed and perpetual care fund management company in business exclusively for the death care industry.

PEOPLE PLEASERS: HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF WHILE TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE

I am the last person to ever let you down.” Yes, we are all probably a little guilty of using this response when Joe Public makes fun of what we do and who we are. Seriously, these are the same people who depend on us during one of the most traumatic times in their lives.…
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MY GENES FIT ME- PART 3

Follow Ann Marie St. George on her brave journey through being diagnosed as BRCA1 positive for cancer.

GIVERS, TAKERS, MATCHERS

I was under the impression that there were only givers and takers in this world. Imagine my intrigue when I discovered there are also matchers. To better understand this concept, I scanned the internet and found a variety of tests that can be taken to determine which of these three types best describes a person.…
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MY GENES FIT ME: PART 2

Funny, how it’s so easy to procrastinate when you need to make difficult, life-changing decisions – like maybe prearranging one’s funeral, wink-wink. It’s as if I don’t make the decision, the problem will go away. I am sure a few of you know exactly what I am talking about. A very close friend of mine…
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MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

When coming up with ideas on subjects to write about I never know which experience will bring inspiration. Today I was speaking with a funeral director who was explaining how a family had come to her regarding a prearrangement that had been set up with another funeral home. READ MORE…

MY GENES FIT ME – PART 1

You remember that exact moment when someone told you something and you truly hoped it was an April Fool’s joke? It happened to me on Halloween this past year while I stood in front of our booth in the middle of the National Funeral Directors Association convention hall in Boston. READ MORE…

THE PRENEED PRENUPTIAL

Personally, I never made enough money to demand or require a prenuptial agreement, I am a funeral director and unlike what the general public believes, “I don’t make a lot of money.” A few of the men I dated most likely would have demanded one, not because I look like someone that would have taken…
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PUSHIN’ UP THE PROVERBIAL DAISIES

As the holidays fast approach, I find myself –as many others do –remembering those who are nolonger with us. How many times have each of us lost someone close and had to take care of theirfinal wishes? While everyone close to you is looking for you to make him or her feel better, or havethe…
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DEFENDERS OF THE LAST WISH

What stands out about your funeral home? I know there are days when we feel we’re on the proverbial hamster wheel, doing the same old thing for the families we serve. What do we need to do to bring it to the next level? Many believe the future rides on that drawer full of prefunded…
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CARING FOR ONE OF YOUR OWN

As we met our new friend Walt, the elevator operator at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Florida, my mom and I caught up with him about his visit with his new grandson. Reaching the sixth floor, where the 12-bed Jay Robert Lauer Hospice and PC Unit occupies six rooms, we exited to find another familiar…
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