2017-10-04 “Thanksgiving”

McGivern, JeffWe have entered our fifteenth year here at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. After a long time of not really taking any time away, we have been fortunate enough to find a part time Funeral Director who we trust to take care of families the same way that we would ourselves. Some of you have already had the chance to meet Jeff McGivern, who has been with us for almost a year now. Last November when we took our first vacation in many years, Jeff was the Funeral Director who was here in my place. A lot of people look at him and think that he is my son, but honestly he’s not! He’s just a great guy who will treat you and your family with the same respect that you have become accustomed to here. His full time position is in Chatham at the Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, the same funeral home that I worked at for many years before opening the Blenheim Community Funeral Home. I have always maintained a good working relationship with the folks there and we help each other whenever we can.

Jeff covered me this past weekend when our children all met at my sister’s house on the lake and we celebrated Thanksgiving early. There is something to be said about the simplicity of a beach, some sand toys and some lawn chairs. And when you mix that with an afternoon of making memories while the smell of turkey fills the house, life feels good. From our house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. Although life may not seem perfect sometimes, my hope for you is that the good outweighs the bad and that you find a reason to give thanks.

Until next week,