Agrees Food & Drink Has Place in Funeral Homes

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The Courant published an editorial article on October 8, 2013 entitled “Repeal Law Banning Food, Drink At Funeral Homes” that argues for Connecticut to allow food and beverages at receptions at a funeral home. With the idea of providing a comfortable place for grieving in mind, agrees that Connecticut should repeal the outdated state law.

In the article "Repeal Law Banning Food, Drink At Funeral Homes,” published on October 8, 2013 in The Courant, the newspaper asserts that the state of Connecticut should repeal an outdated law that prohibits the consumption of food or beverages at a funeral home. In the interest of those dealing with grief, agrees that food and beverages should be permitted as part of receptions in funeral homes.

In an attempt to review the law, The General Assembly has created a task force to delve into the issue. Despite the overwhelming majority of states who permit food and beverage and general public support, operators of funeral homes are not on board with the change in the law.

According to this Courant article, there was a poll conducted by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, where almost 75% of the association’s members supported maintaining the legal ban on food. One of the main reasons funeral homes are in favor of keeping the law in place is the increased costs related to allowing food and beverages.

However, the senior staff at The Courant and disagree with the Funeral Directors Association and believe the law should be constructed out of concern for those grieving, not the interests of funeral home directors.

The senior editor of says, “The comfort of those grieving should be at the center of all funeral home services. To deny that basic idea in Connecticut or any other state is only to the detriment of the mourners and outdated laws should be repealed.”

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The Courant asserts that the state of Connecticut should repeal its ban on food and beverages in funeral homes. In response, agrees that the law should be repealed out of respect for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

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