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Funerals During the Pandemic: Challenges in How To Conduct Funerals During Covid Crisis

Gerald Herbert
Associated Press file

The way that funerals are being conducted has been altered significantly due to COVID-19. We'll discuss the impacts these changes have had on families and on the funeral industry.


Jim Fernald, funeral director, Brookings-Smith in Bangor; spokesperson, Maine Funeral Directors’ Association

Doug Bibber, vice president, Bibber Memorial Chapel

Tony Antolini, president, Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine

Rev. Carolyn Lambert, vice president, Maine Council of Churches; pastor, Tory Hill Congregational Church in Buxton; she also works with Bibber Funeral Homes and Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Homes 

Imam Ahmed, community services coordinator assistant, Maine Muslim Community Center

Elissa Mardiney, audio producer, graduate of Salt Institute, now based in San Francisco; did an audio project on death & dying while at Salt at MECA


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