EleanorSisco.com

1/30/28 to 8/30/14.

A wonderful loving woman.

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Section AA - Notes, letters, etc.
Happy Birthday, Mom for her 1/30/15 birthday, published on Sunday 2/2/15 (published version had a "and" instead of "that" in the last sentence.)
Section A - Photos
 
Section B - Videoclips related to Eleanor Sisco (including those related to honoring her life)
Videoclips - Collection #1 below including Eleanor's bon voyage to Robert, going to Italy (and clips of family members and of caregivers)
   
Videoclips - Collection #1 below including Eleanor's bon voyage to Robert, going to Italy (and clips of family members and of caregivers)  
   

Video 1 (below) - Wake on 9/2/14, including discussion of photos (and narration), songs and readings, including Kelly and her essay, Joe Galluzzo, Tony Aversano, Steve Serwatka, talking about Kelly, story about meeting Lorrie.

Videoclip A – Fran Sisco driving to his mother’s house (Eleanor Sisco at 26 Park Ridge Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805) and talking to the video camera.


Video 2 (below) - Wake on 9/3/14 - Dan Fego, AnnMarie Fego, Danny Fego, Lady June sings, Kelly reading her essay, Kelly singing I Will Remember You, with friends at The Bayou (restaurant next door).

Videoclip B – Caregivers Regina And AnnMarie Talking about Eleanor Sisco who died 8/30/14. Regina said that Eleanor in the afternoon on 8/29/14 that Frank (husbad) was seated on the floor (ghost) and calling to her (perhaps a precursor to her dying).

Video 3 (below) - At funeral parlor in morning before internment on 9/4/14, at wake with Joseph, Debra, Kelly, Kyle Boiko, prayers, final goodbyes.

Videoclip C – Fran Sisco And Nate Ray Singing "The Very Thought Of You" at Pete's Saloon (Elmsford)-9/4/14, and before that practicing in car near Pete’s Saloon.

Video 4 (below) – Driving to Ferncliff Cemetery, and service given by Terri Vitale, with Joseph, Debra, Sally and Joe Salzano, discussion after service outside.

Videoclip D – Fran Sisco On 9/7/14 Before Carting Stuff Away From mother's house, starting a new chapter.

Video 5 (below) – Driving to Ferncliff Cemeter, Song by the Turtles called “Elenore” (spelled differently). video by Kyle, song “My Sweet Lord,”   “One Sweet Day,”   Drive to St. John’s Episcopal Church.  
 
Video 6 (below) -  Funeral service and mass – (Mother Eileen Weglarz) – songs including “Elenore” (The Turtles) and My Sweet Lord (George Harrison), Yahweh, You are Near, I Will Remember You (sung by Kelly Sisco), Debra Ciasco Sisco reading, Kyle Boiko reading, Mother Eileen Weglarz, Joseph Sisco reading passage from poem, Fran Sisco reading with Tony Aversano, Claudette neighbor and Michael, Geronimo, neighbor and their sharing.  
 
Video 7 (below) -  – Fran and Kelly singing with group Prayer of St. Francis, Nate Ray singing Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone,”   group singing “Spirit I Have Heard You Calling,” mother’s voice on iphone,   Mother Eileen Weglarz, Kelly reading essay, Fran and Fran singing “The Very Thought of You,” after service people greeting each other including Kelly’s friend Schwalb.  
 
Video 8 (below) – At St. Francis Cottage (next to St. John’s Episcopal Church), Joseph and Debra and Frank Petrone (musical director) outside, driving back to house, talking in car - Kelly and Kyle and Fran.  
 
Video 9 (below) – At home at 30 Mill Road with Kelly’s friends, watching video of when Kelly was about 3 years old years old at Macintosh computer, driving Kelly’s friends home.  
 
Video 10 (below) - Song “Elenore: playing in car, Fran Sisco and Nate Ray, in car, practicing “The Very Thought of You” in uptempo fashion, and then performance at Pete’s Saloon (in Elmsford NY) at Nick’s open mic on Thursday 9/4/14 about 11pm.  
 
Video 11 (below) - (a) On 9/11/14, Fran Sisco on phone with Lou Miele who hosts an Italian-American show on WVOX every Saturday and he just played the Turtles song Elenore on his show at about 12:55pm (show is form 12pm to 1pm) and it was in English for the first 2 lines or so and then in Italian (such an incredible coincidence that Fran takes this experience as a message from Eleanor Sisco from heaven that she is alright. Lou told Fran on the phone that the song just popped into his head. When Fran pushed the button on the radio in the room (to determine if the radio was plugged in as Fran was about to move it off the shelf and pack it up) that Eleanor spent 90% of her time, the song started immediately (b) variou videoclips of jewelry and other items that Fran is packing up.  
 
Video 12 (below) – Entire song “Elenore (by the Turtles) with various photos of Eleanor Sisco and relatives and neighbors on Park Ridge Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10805.  
 
   
   
 
Section C - Obituaries, essays, poems, memoria service and other info about honoring her life during the days following Eleanor's death on 8/30/14
   

Short Obituary and Notice that appeared on Monday, September 1, 2014 in The Journal News (Westchester, NY) and on www.lohud.com

Eleanor Sisco passed away in her sleep peacefully at home. She was progressively weakened by Parkinsons Disease over the last ten years.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, 9/2, and Wednesday, 9/3, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Yannantuono Burr-Davis Sharpe Funeral Home, 584 Gramatan Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY 10552, tel 914.699.4010. Funeral Mass and Memorial Service will be at 2pm on Thursday 9/4 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 11 Wilmot Road (enter from and park on Lovell Road), New Rochelle, NY 10804, tel 914.636.0047, following interment at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. For more info, contact Fran Sisco at 914.589.1013 and visit www.EleanorSisco.com

Portion ommitted:

Eleanor is survived by her transgender daughter, Fran Sisco, granddaughter Kelly and daughter-in-law Lorrie, brother Louis Felice (Dotty), and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Summary of activities during the week of Eleanor's death
What When Where Comments
Wake Tuesday 9/2/14 from 4 to 8pm and Wednesday 9/3/14 from 4 to 8pm

Yannatuono Funeral Home, 584 Gramatan Ave., Mt. Vernon (Fleetwood section), NY 10552. Tel 914.699.4010. www.yannantuonofh.com, email - yannan@aol.com

Parking in garage to enter from Broad Street. See attendant on 2nd floor of garage for free parking.
 
Internment Thursday 9/4/14 - 12 noon, before the funeral service and mass

Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Seacor Road, Hartsdale NY 10530. Tel 914.693.4700. www.ferncliffcemetery.com

Crypt. Officiant is possibly Pastor Terri Girardi (yet to be confirmed)
 
Funeral service Thursday 9/4/14 at 2pm sharp St. John's Episcopal Church, 11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804 (at the north end of North Avenue, about 200 feet from Fran Sisco's house at 30 Mill Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Enter from Lovell Road and park on Lovell Road and walk to church. Mother Eileen Weglarz is officiating. Musical director is Frank Pisani. Many songs, hymns, readings, sharing with photos and videos and readings.
 
Gathering of friends and family Following each wake and following the Funeral Service and Mass at St. John's at the house of Fran Sisco (and Lorrie and Kelly) at 30 Mill Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804 in the north end of New Rochelle. Go north on North Avenue to the end, make a right onto Mill Road, and the second driveway (only 200 feet) on the leftafter the Greek Church is Fran's house (white with black trim). If you go over the Hutch, you passed it. (If going north on the Hutchinson River Parkway, exit 17, left on North Ave.follow above directions. If going south on the Hutch, exit 18 E (Mill Road East), then right onto Mill Road, first driveway on right). If you want, bring food or beverages to share with an expected large group. Please call Fran Sisco with any questions. Cell 914.589.1013
 
Links to other items on the internet
#1   More info, including videos and more photos, will be added in the coming days.
 
Long Obituary posted on website www.EleanorSisco.com (not published in Journal News on 9/1/14)

Eleanor Sisco- 1/30/28 to 8/30/14

For more info, please call Fran Sisco - Cell 914.589.1013. If you want to add info to this write-up (or make a comment) please send it to email FrancisSisco@aol.com

Even until days before her passing, she was able to maintain a vibrant spirit, a love of life and people, a good sense of humor, a sharp intellect, and a faith in God and an afterlife, to join her loved ones, including her husband Frank Sisco Sr. who died three years ago and her youngest son Robert Sisco who died 10 years ago and one sister and three brothers who predeceased her.   In her childhood, she lived mainly at 26 Park Ridge Avenue, after her father bought the house, having lost the first one in the Great Depression. She had a vibrant childhood with many friends and excellent relationships with her sister Estelle and her brothers Sal, Dom, Lou and John.   The relationships carried forward throughout her life, including many late-night card games with Lou and wife Dotty and John and wife Edie.   At that house, almost every Sunday Eleanor's mother, Sophie, would cook (with the other women's help) a large Italian meal for many family members, often up to 15, who would gather around the dining room table equipped with extra leaves. After her marriage to Frank Sisco, Sr. who she met while working at Daitch Shopwell, as teenagers, the couple lived in Mt. Vernon on North Street, settling in at 53 North Street, had 2 sons, Frankie and Robert.   The 3-family house at 53 North Street was special (as several others on that block) because on the first floor was Joe and Mary (Frank Sisco Sr.'s parents), on the second floor were Joe and Sarah (Frank Sisco Sr.'s only sibling) and their children Joseph and Debra, and on the third floor attic apartment were Frank Sisco Sr., Eleanor and Frankie and Robert.   The house was a loving environment filled on even weekday nights by relatives and friends who lived nearby.   When Eleanor's father became elderly and wanted to move into a small apartment, Eleanor and Frank bought his house and the family moved there (approximately 1953) and lived there until now.

She was known for her wide array of skills at doing almost anything she set her mind to, and did it well and usually with a smile. Eleanor's favorite job was as a saleswoman for many years in Macy's Stores in Westchester County, NY, in several departments including men's cosmetics, where she excelled at handling customer needs, with a pleasant helpful manner.   When her son Robert, being hearing-impaired, needed significant tutoring with speech and language, Eleanor helps so much enabling him to attend mainstream schools and eventually graduate from college with a bachelors of science, leading to an active profession.   Around the house and neighborhood, she was known for repairing anything that needed fixing, including appliances like washers. dryers, and sewing machines.   She painted rooms not only without mess but in lightning speed, surprising family members with completely painted and reorganized rooms when they returned home. Eleanor made arts and crafts items for children and adults alike.   When she took to painting with acrylics, her paintings look like they were done by masters.   When her daughter asked for help with her financial services business, Eleanor handled computer-related and accounting-related tasks as if she had years of training. How could a woman be so gifted?   Perhaps as important as any attributes were her honesty, integrity and unselfishness, which she showed throughout her very giving life, and her loving nature with family members and friends.   Her neighbors on Park Ridge Avenue in New Rochelle were a very important part of her life, and several became very close friends, some of whom Eleanor and her husband Frank went with to clubs, parties, dances and on long motorcycle trips, Eleanor sitting on back even up to her fifties.   A pretty energetic woman with a great sense of style who loved life and the people she came in contact with, especially her family members to whom she always gave her all.

Essay By Kelly Sisco

Grandma Sisco

by Kelly Sisco

Everyday, every minute, every second, every hour, every week, every year my grandma was there for me and I was there for her. I was her only granddaughter and everyone knew how much she loved me. We had a very special bond that I will miss greatly. Her name was Eleanor Barbara Sisco and she was a very strong woman right up until the end. She lived through all her loved ones dying around her but kept going on for my father and me. I would call my grandma up constantly and tell her about everything that was going on in my life, what I was doing and where I was at the moment. She loved getting my phone calls and listening to what I had to say. If I went a day or two without calling, she would call my father or me and wonder what happened to see if I was all right. She was always concerned about me and missed me dearly if I did not come around.

I remember all the many nights that I slept over her house and she would sing me the Irish Lullaby named Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra even though she was Italian. Life was a blessing with her in it. Grandma, suddenly you went away but I hope that you are all right now and are watching over dad and me. When you were hurting, I was hurting too. I said that losing Grandpa was hard enough and that I would never make it without you but I know that you always wanted me to be all right and somehow I will be because hearing you yell “help, help” for the past couple of months, seeing you not yourself and us not having those constant phones calls like we used to broke my heart. All the money and time that went into getting different nurses or aides to take care of you took a toll on my father (even though we were very fortunate to have them) but that difficult time is over now.

Grandma, you got to know that dad and I wanted the best for you and we know that you always wanted the best for us too. You were our whole world and that will never change. Just because you are not here with us physically anymore that does not mean things will change because all that you are and all of the memories will live on and make for some excellent stories.

Grandma, can I dance for you or sing you a song? She would reply, yes Kelly and give me her undivided attention. Each time I put on a performance for her she needed to tell someone and brag about how talented she felt that I was.

If anyone has or had a grandmother in their life as wonderful and vibrant as Eleanor Sisco they are extremely lucky and blessed just like I was and just like I still am. To me she will always be alive because when people die they never really die if their loved ones keep the power of their presence with them at all times. With a welcoming, kind heart and warm spirit my grandma will be missed greatly but she will never and I repeat never be forgotten.

 

"Death Is Nothing At All" Poem by Henry Scott Holland
(will be read at the Thursday Funeral Service and Mass) (Heard in the past by Fran Sisco, and found again online by Joanne Bartoli, co-warden at St. John's Episcopal Church .

 

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better,

infinitely happier and forever

we will all be one together with Christ.

 

 

For Eleanor Sisco

Funeral Memorial Service And Mass

on Thursday, 9/4/14 at 2pm

at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804

Priest – The Rev. Eileen Weglarz

Music (with Frank Pisani, Music Director Of St. John’s Episcopal Church and other participants)

1. Welcoming: Background music track while people are seating

a. “One Sweet Day”   (Written by Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff and the members of Boyz II Men: Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Michael McCary)

b. “My Sweet Lord” (George Harrison)

c. “Elenore” (The Turtles)

2. Piano – Frank Pisani – “You Are Near” (Dan Schulte)

3. Frank Pisano, Fran, and Kelly – “You Are Near” (Dan Schulte) (Sing only 2 verses)

3. Kelly (music track) – “I Will Remember You” (partial) ” (Sarah McLachlan)

4. Kelly (music track) – “You Will Be In My Heart” (partial) (written by Phil Collins, sung by Usher)

5. Nate Ray (music track) – “You Are Not Alone”   (by Michael Jackson) (partial)

6. Frank P. and entire congregation -   “Spirit I Have Heard You Calling”   (all 3 verses), by __________

7. The Rev. Eileen Weglarz – Funeral Service and Mass, including Readings, Gospel, Prayers, Mass elements, and Communion

__________

8. Frank Pisano., Fran, and Kelly – “Prayer Of St. Francis” (all 3 verses), by Sebastian Temple

9. Remarks by family members and friends, including poem “Death Is Nothing At All”

10. Fran (possibly with Frank Pisani. on piano) – “The Very Thought Of You” (Partial - verse 1 and refrain)

11.   Closing prayer (Frank Pisani playing “The Very Thought Of You” on piano)

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Note: Short service beforehand at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY (12 noon) officiated by Rev. Terri Gerardi, including prayers and readings.

Song #2 and #3

You Are Near

1.

My Lord (Yahweh) I know you are near,

standing always at my side.

You guard me from the foe,

and you lead me in ways everlasting.

Lord, you have searched my heart,

and you know when I sit and when I stand.

Your hand is upon me protecting me from death,

keeping me from harm.

2.

Where can I run from Your love?

If I climb to the heavens You are there;

If I fly to the sunrise or sail beyond the sea,

still I'd find You there.

3.

You know my heart and its ways,

you who formed me before I was born

in the secret of darkness before I saw the sun

in my mother's womb.

4.

Marvelous to me are Your works;

how profound are Your thoughts, my Lord.

Even if I could count them, they number as the stars,

You would still be there.

 

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#3

 

"I Will Remember You"

I will remember you

Will you remember me?

Don't let your life pass you by

Weep not for the memories

‘Cause I will remember you

Will you remember me?

Don't let your life pass you by

Weep not for the memories

 

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#4

 

"You'll Be In My Heart"

Come stop your crying

It will be alright

Just take my hand

Hold it tight

I will protect you

From all around you

I will be here

Don't you cry

For one so small,

You seem so strong

My arms will hold you,

Keep you safe and warm

This bond between us

Can't be broken

I will be here

Don't you cry

'Cause you'll be in my heart

Yes, you'll be in my heart

From this day on

Now and forever more

You'll be in my heart

No matter what they say

You'll be here in my heart, always

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#5

"You Are Not Alone"

Another day has gone

I'm still all alone

How could this be

You're not here with me

You never said goodbye

Someone tell me why

Did you have to go

And leave my world so cold

Everyday I sit and ask myself

How did love slip away

Something whispers in my ear and says

That you are not alone

I am here with you

Though you're far away

I am here to stay

But you are not alone

I am here with you

Though we're far apart

You're always in my heart

But you are not alone

'Lone, 'lone

Why, 'lone

Just the other night

I thought I heard you cry

Asking me to come

And hold you in my arms

I can hear your prayers

Your burdens I will bear

But first I need your hand

Then forever can begin

Everyday I sit and ask myself

How did love slip away

Something whispers in my ear and says

That you are not alone

I am here with you

Though you're far away

I am here to stay

you are not alone

I am here with you

Though we're far apart

You're always in my heart

you are not alone

Whisper three words and I'll come runnin'

And girl you know that I'll be there

I'll be there

You are not alone

I am here with you

Though you're far away

I am here to stay

you are not alone

I am here with you

Though we're far apart

You're always in my heart

you are not alone

I am here with you

Though you're far away

I am here to stay

you are not alone

I am here with you

Though we're far apart

You're always in my heart

For you are not alone...

Not alone ohh

You are not alone

You are not alone

Say it again

You are not alone

You are not alone

Not alone, Not alone

If you just reach out for me girl

In the morning, in the evening

Not alone, not alone

You and me not alone

Oh together together

Not not being alone

Not not being alone

I'm so tired but I can't sleep

Standin' on the edge of something much too deep

It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word

We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard

But I will remember you

Will you remember me?

Don't let your life pass you by

Weep not for the memories

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#6

Spirit, I Have Heard You Calling

by _____________________

Spirit, I have heard you calling, like a mem’ry long grown dim, crying from creation’s moment seeking voice from deep within.

I have heard you in my longing. I have heard you in my pain. Now I feel you moving in me, feel you burning like a flame.

Now I see you all around me, now I hear you call my name. Now I speak the words you give me, now I feed creation’s flame.

You are speaking through my pain. Now I feel you moving in me, and I’ll never be the same.

Since you moved upon my waters, since you spoke and set me free, I have yearned for this communion, for your fire inside of me!

Now your love defines my longing. Now your love shines through my pain. Now we dance in endless union, singing out creation’s name!

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#8

Prayer of St. Francis

Verse 1:

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love.

Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord,

And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

Verse 2:

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness only light,

And where there's sadness ever joy.

Refrain:

Oh Master, grant that I may never seek

So much to be consoled as to console.

To be understood as to understand,

To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Verse 3:

Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

In giving of ourselves that we receive,

And in dying that we're born to eternal life.

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#10 and #11

 

The Very Thought Of You

by Ray Noble

The very thought of you and I forget to do

The little ordinary things that everyone ought to do

I'm living in a kind of daydream

I'm happy as a king

And foolish though it may seem

To me that's everything

The mere idea of you, the longing here for you

You'll never know how slow the moments go till I'm near to you

I see your face in every flower

Your eyes in stars above

It's just the thought of you

The very thought of you, my love

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Readings:

Death Is Nothing At All

A poem by Henry Scott Holland

Death is nothing at all.

I have only slipped away to the next room.

I am I and you are you.

Whatever we were to each other,

That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.

Speak to me in the easy way

which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone.

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed

at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word

that it always was.

Let it be spoken without effect.

Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.

It is the same that it ever was.

There is absolute unbroken continuity.

Why should I be out of mind

because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you.

For an interval.

Somewhere. Very near.

Just around the corner.

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost.

One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better,

infinitely happier and forever

we will all be one together with Christ.

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Reading by Rev.Terri Gerardi)at Ferncliff Cemetery

Don’t Cry

By BeBe Winas and Cece

(Suggested by Rev.Terri Gerardi)

Here we are again

That old familiar place

Where the winds will blow

No one ever knows the time nor place

[Chorus]

Don't cry for me

Don't shed a tear

The time I shared with you will always be

And when I'm gone, please carry on

Don't Cry for me

No one is the blame,

My death was meant to be

Don't carry guilt nor shame

The reason why I came soon you'll see

[Chorus]

Don't cry when life is not the joy it should be

With life comes pain

Soon time will end this course appointed

And you will be rewarded

And all the world will see

Don't cry for me Don't shed a tear

The time I shared with you will always be

And when I'm gone Life still carries on

Don't cry for me

We'll always be

Don't cry for me

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Reading by Rev.Terri Gerardiat Ferncliff Cemetery

The Unknown Shore

by Bishop Brent

"A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades

on the horizon and someone at my side says

She is gone.

Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all.

She is just as large now as when I last saw her.

Her diminished size and total loss from my sight

is in me, not in her.

And just at that moment, when someone at my side

says she is gone, there are others

who are watching her coming over their horizon

and other voices take up a glad shout -

There she comes!

That is what dying is.

An horizon and just the limit of our sight.

Lift us up O Lord, that we may see further."


Regarding the Funeral Service and Mass, the following readings and Gospel are from Fran Sisco’s review of suggestions for Episcopal funeral services at the following link: (and may differ from the actual Readings and Gospel):

http://www.saintasaphs.org/Downloads_files/Readings%20for%20Funerals.pdf

1. Reading from Old Testament:

Page 10 of the above link:

Hebrew Scripture – Option I –- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

For everything there is a season

A Reading from Ecclesiastes.

1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 atimetobeborn,andatimetodie;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

3 a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 a time to throw away stones,

and a time to gather stones together;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to throw away;

7 a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 a time to love, and a time to hate;

a time for war, and a time for peace.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2. A Reading from the New Testament:

Page 18 of the above link:

Christian Letters

Option G –- 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Consolation in Christ

A Reading from Paul’s Second Letter to the Church in Corinth.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, 4who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

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3. Gospel Reading

Page 28 of the above link:

Gospel of Christ

Option A –- Matthew 5:3-10

True happiness

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Matthew.

Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said:

3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Christ.