Funeral Home Bar: Irish Pub Set to Op...

Funeral Home Bar: Irish Pub Set to Open at RI Funeral Home

There are 27 comments on the WJW Fox 8 Cleveland story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Funeral Home Bar: Irish Pub Set to Open at RI Funeral Home. In it, WJW Fox 8 Cleveland reports that:

Mourners will soon be able to drown their sorrows at funeral home in Rhode Island.

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pti64

Cleveland, OH

#1 Sep 22, 2010
I hear the place is pretty dead on the weekends

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#3 Sep 22, 2010
I am just dying to go there.
Mdc of Cleveland

Bradenton, FL

#4 Sep 22, 2010
This is sad a business owner has found a way to make money off a people who are grieving over the loss of a love one. Everyone knows drinking makes you more depressed when trying to deal with the loss of a love one.

_Duh

Since: May 10

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#5 Sep 22, 2010
I want a "stiff" drink when I go.
Awesome

Cleveland, OH

#6 Sep 22, 2010
This is a great idea, I am sure it will do well and would not be surprised to see it become a trend. LOL prior 2 comments btw...
Cleveland-West_S ide

Mansfield, OH

#7 Sep 22, 2010
What's nice about Cleveland, many funeral homes let you bring your own booze, hope it doesn't trend this way, it's cheaper to BYOB.
Wowwww

Willoughby, OH

#8 Sep 22, 2010
I was thinking of doing something like this years ago & my friends & family told me that I was going to Hell for even thinking of something like that..
TRUE MINORITY

Mentor, OH

#9 Sep 22, 2010
THIS WOULD BE PERFECT IN CLEVELAND.
ZACH REED could get his drink-on & have the coroner there for his next DWI, in case of any fatalities.
Only a matter of time!!!!
TatBrat

Avon, OH

#10 Sep 22, 2010
You know this is not such a horrible thing. Many years ago it was common place for undertakers to have two businesses...usually he was a carpentar or furniture maker as well as an undertaker. He made the caskets for the funerals as well as furniture to be sold in his furniture store. As people got into the funeral bussiness for profit they hired people to make the caskets so that they could have more time to have other business endevours many times they owned resturants. It was the practice to always have food available for the mourners so this worked well with the funeral home and their income as an undertaker. As our culture and the number of immigrants grew it was not uncommon for those same restaurants to add a bar for the celebrations that were common among some of the immigrants such as the Irish who had a celebration of the life of their dearly departed following the burial. You might say the undertaker was one of the first "one stop shopping" businesses. Everything the bereaved family could need or want was proveded by the funeral director (at a small cost or course) in and around the funeral home so that the family of the deceased did not have to leave their dearly departed "wake" incase of a "waking". So you see this is nothing new to the funeral business. I don't see any problem with this arrangment; infact I imagine that many people will choose to take advantage of this funeral directors extended amenities.
TRUE MINORITY

Mentor, OH

#11 Sep 22, 2010
TatBrat wrote:
You know this is not such a horrible thing. Many years ago it was common place for undertakers to have two businesses...usually he was a carpentar or furniture maker as well as an undertaker. He made the caskets for the funerals as well as furniture to be sold in his furniture store. As people got into the funeral bussiness for profit they hired people to make the caskets so that they could have more time to have other business endevours many times they owned resturants. It was the practice to always have food available for the mourners so this worked well with the funeral home and their income as an undertaker. As our culture and the number of immigrants grew it was not uncommon for those same restaurants to add a bar for the celebrations that were common among some of the immigrants such as the Irish who had a celebration of the life of their dearly departed following the burial. You might say the undertaker was one of the first "one stop shopping" businesses. Everything the bereaved family could need or want was proveded by the funeral director (at a small cost or course) in and around the funeral home so that the family of the deceased did not have to leave their dearly departed "wake" incase of a "waking". So you see this is nothing new to the funeral business. I don't see any problem with this arrangment; infact I imagine that many people will choose to take advantage of this funeral directors extended amenities.
AWESOME HISTORY LESSON TATBRAT!!! I had no idea, but you officially made me smarter today!!!
jOYCE

Akron, OH

#12 Sep 22, 2010
I don't agree with this!!!! This isn't the place.
Irish gal

Massillon, OH

#14 Sep 22, 2010
Mdc of Cleveland wrote:
This is sad a business owner has found a way to make money off a people who are grieving over the loss of a love one. Everyone knows drinking makes you more depressed when trying to deal with the loss of a love one.
i guess you are not Irish this is a great idea, and for your info, when my father knew he was dying he requested a party afterward, and we were not drinking to grieve his death , but celebrating his life, it is an Irish custom , to each their own but do not trash it just because you do not understand it
guest

Atwater, OH

#15 Sep 22, 2010
We layed my grandfather out at the house and we celebrated for 2 days. He had a wonderful life and one hell of a sent off.
DILF

Huntington, NY

#16 Sep 22, 2010
Irish pub?

.....there's a joke in there somewhere, I just know it!

Since: Jul 10

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#17 Sep 22, 2010
I think it's a great idea. If there was something in the area when I die I would insist my family have the funeral there. Funerals are so morbid and depressing. My husband and I have both agreed that we do not want a "traditional" funeral.

I want my friends and family to gather and remember the fun times we had- and most of those times involved getting together for a few drinks. Whether they do it at a hall, a house or a bar in a funeral home I don't care as long as they don't display my body and sit around crying and talking softly.
R E P

Crowley, TX

#18 Sep 22, 2010
theirish are doing it ,... and frankly i think id rather have the congrigation having a lil tady laughing and talking , remenancing over the good times instead of a crying and ah hollering lol..... "just drink responsibily so you can return home safe and sound " besides the bible sez to cry when child is born and to laugh upon their leaving ... sounds like to me the irish got it going on the right way... " now lass pooourr me a wee bit and let us have a pip..... lol
R E P

Crowley, TX

#19 Sep 22, 2010
pti64 wrote:
I hear the place is pretty dead on the weekends
yeah on most week days too

“Baby, it's cold outside! ”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#20 Sep 22, 2010
People will be dying to get in.
Sue in Barberton

United States

#21 Sep 22, 2010
Business must be dying off for this guy.
Charlie Mc Carthy

Venice, CA

#22 Sep 22, 2010
This gives new meaning to the phrase, "I'll piss on your grave".

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