How To Write An Obituary Notice

By: George Darte
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Writing an obituary could be challenging, especially if this is your first time handling this responsibility. You may find it challenging to cope with the details of your deceased family member or loved one when you're still grieving from the loss.

Obituary Notice Writing Tips

Here are a few helpful tips from the professionals at George Darte Funeral Home on how to draft an excellent obituary notice:

1. Include Critical Information

The first thing you should do is provide all pertinent information so that anybody who receives the notice will understand what you are talking about. Among the items to include are the following:

  • The name of the deceased
  • The deceased’s place of birth
  • The location and date of their death
  • Permanent residence of the individual
  • Their immediate family relatives' names
  • The individual's occupation
  • If the individual was a veteran, including the branch or rank

Verify that all information is accurate and that the individual's complete name is included. Include any nicknames since this will help readers recognize the person once they read the obituary.

2. Funeral Arrangements and Related Information

Include details about the funeral or memorial ceremony, for example. Ensure that you provide the place, day, and hour and your contact details to facilitate communication.

3. Personalization

It may appear overly generic if you merely provide the bare minimum of details in the obituary. Another way of making it distinctive is by adding information about the deceased, making the obituary notification more customized. Include information about their character, interests or other passions, and aspirations. Avoid making the piece overly lengthy since that will lessen the impact. You must maintain the usual obituary notice size in mind when composing it.

For more details, please contact us at George Darte Funeral Home. One of our team members will call you shortly to answer your questions.

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