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The Funeral Director's Art

Patricia Sullivan

Mostly we think about a person's life when writing or reading obituaries. But there's no denying that these stories are triggered by death, and in death, a funeral director and his or her staff directly handle issues that most of us never think about. One of those issues is make-up. Lynne McGuire, in our occasional series "OnBeing," describes the challenges of preparing a body for a viewing better than most.

By Patricia Sullivan |  June 10, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  | Category:  Funerals , Obituaries , Patricia Sullivan
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