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Bereavement coordinator eases grief process for families

Davia Boyle,60, center, is a breavement services coordinator for Scott and Barbieri family funeral homes. She is the only one in the area. She helps families move through their grief after the death of a loved one. She also conducts funeral services and leads support groups. Here she meets with support group at the Farmer Boy Diner.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Davia Boyle,60, center, is a breavement services coordinator for Scott and Barbieri family funeral homes. She is the only one in the area. She helps families move through their grief after the death of a loved one. She also conducts funeral services and leads support groups. Here she meets with support group at the Farmer Boy Diner.
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Davia Boyle had been working as a dental hygienist for 36 years when she saw an advertisement for a bereavement studies course at Maria College in Albany. That was in 2002. A hospice volunteer, Boyle thought she would enjoy the course. “I loved the program,” recalls Boyle, now 60, who attended classes nights and weekends because she was working full time. “I remember driving home from class one night, and I called my son in ...


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PamVetter
January 18, 2009
3:20 p.m.

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Thank you for this beautiful article on sharing the gifts that Celebrants offer. Davia is doing wonderful, meaningful work that helps so many families. Thank you, Davia, for the important work you're doing. Your families have paid tribute to your work in this piece. All my best, Pam Vetter

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