Mourning a Loved One Via the Internet

Dec 5, 2012

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The funeral industry is embracing the digital age. Funeral homes are beefing up their websites and social media to include tributes and photographs of the departed.

Many families living in far flung places for work and school are attending the funerals online. One New Hampshire mortuary is picking up on this national trend, providing live webcasting of memorial services for the first time in the state.

For more information on the topic or just for the morbidly curious, visit the Purdy Funeral Service and the Conley Funeral Home websites, both mentioned in the story.