We had a most beautiful and touching ceremony thanks to you. Like you said in your speech – where ever we look out on the sea, hear the waves rolling on the shore, feel the warm sunshine on our face, we will remember him. No matter where we are. We all are very grateful to you. How you made this ceremony so warm and personal, how you picked the correct words and paid attention to everyone, also to the children. Eija, May 2016
Meeting Clarissa was a wonderful relief. We were in slightly unknown territory trying to organise a funeral service without a religious format. Clarissa was warm, helpful, listened to us attentively, and ultimately hosted a service that we all felt truly did my late father justice. We spent a few hours together when she came to our family home, and we instantly felt like we were in good hands. I honestly can’t imagine what we would have done without her. Lisa, June 2016.
The Association Passaggi provides a service that aims to ease your mind at that most difficult moment when someone you love dies. We can give a farewell ceremony that is an inspiring alternative to a traditional church funeral, which celebrates that person’s life and achievements and takes into account their wishes and your ideas of what to include. You could also choose to hold a ‘celebration of life’ memorial service, or an ash scattering ceremony, at a later date.
Celebrants spend time getting to know you, your family, or your friends, enabling the ceremony to be created with warmth and sensitivity, taking into account personal beliefs and philosophies. Civil funerals are basically secular by nature, however the key is that the family’s wishes are paramount and we embrace all faiths or no faith.
After the family visit, we plan the whole funeral service or ash scattering, including whatever readings and music you have suggested, and write a personalised funeral tribute which we undertake to send to you for your approval and suggestions. We are able to conduct the service in English, Italian, or both simultaneously. We also have a network of collaborators to conduct ceremonies in other languages.
On the day of the ceremony we will be there for you, conduct the farewell service or ash scattering, and keep in close contact with the funeral directors.
Our experience tells us that an opportunity to celebrate and give thanks for a special and unique life, in exactly the way you want, is an uplifting and fitting way to say goodbye to your loved one.
We mainly work in Rome, Lazio, and in the province of Terni, Umbria, but we can travel if necessary.