Funeral Celebrant Services are conducted in the privacy of your home, or at your preferred funeral home or cemetery. In your time of loss, I specialize in making the death of a loved one a time of tribute and comfort to you.

I work with people who pre-arrange or with families who experience a sudden loss. I also commemorate the lives of infants and children and have facilitated bereavement support groups for grieving parents. Some services are spiritual and others are a more secular celebration. The choice is yours.

As a bereavement educator and author, I help people discover healthy ways to cope with grief. I share what bereaved and dying people have taught me, in addition to what I have learned personally and professionally.

My personal goal is to help you honor your loss in this difficult time. Explore more about my qualifications here.

The best thing any of us can do is to listen, when the family tells us the story of their loved one. Their hearts share a picture of that person.

Having experienced my own losses, I know how healing the service of remembrance can be. This tribute gathers the family in and helps them relate to each other's loss as well as their own. It examines the life lived in a way that reflects honor, acknowledges the end of life and the beginning of a new existence for the survivors.

Together we will create a special event that commemorates the person, the life and the love of one's family. Download Celebrant brochure.

To speak with Marguerite, telephone 847.650.2650 or e-mail us any time at: info@margueriteoconnor.com

Marguerite O'Connor

email: Info@margueriteoconnor.com



What is a Funeral Celebrant?
A funeral celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to work with families to plan a personal memorialization of their loved ones. The service will focus on the life of the individual and all that he/she had accomplished.

Suggestions for Remembrance

Tell how it felt to be part of his/her life
Present some personal photos or memorabilia
Create a personal memorial folder
Personalize tributes
Host a reception
Share with others during the service
Do a candle lighting service
Share a personal eulogy
Dedicate a reading or poem
Select special songs
Play or sing the music.

It was very comforting

to know that I could

get in touch with you

whenever needed.

--Chicago client










Marguerite O'Connor

Email: Info@margueriteoconnor.com

Phone: 847.650.2650