Grief Library

The most difficult time for a family is after the funeral, when everyone is gone. Family and friends have returned to their daily lives, and now you are alone with a large part of your life missing. It is difficult for everyone to find a way to manage grief on a daily basis. Sometimes it seems impossible that there might be someone out there that knows how you feel, and has some tools for you to use. As an ongoing part of our support for families, we suggest these books to you as a place to start. You may find them at your local library, or at www.amazon.com.


Author: Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.


  • Helping Children Cope With Grief
  • Sarah’s Journey: One Child’s Experience With the Death of Her Father
  • A Child’s View of Grief: A Guide For Parents, Teachers,and Counselors
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart For Kids: 100 Practical Ideas
  • Understanding Grief: Helping Yourself Heal
  • Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas
  • Helping People with Developmental Disabilities Mourn: Practical Rituals for Caregivers
  • Healing A Parent’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Child Dies
  • Healing Grief At Work: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Workplace is Touched by Loss
  • Healing a Teen’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends, and Caregivers
  • Healing a Friend’s Grieving heart: 100 Practical Ideas for Helping Someone You Love Through Loss
  • Creating a Meaning Funeral: A Guide for Families
  • Creating Meaningful Funeral Experiences: A Guide for Caregivers
  • Caring for Donor Families: Before, During and After


Other Authors:


  • Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back from Joy, by John E. Welshons and Wayne Dyer
  • But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: for parents and professionals helping child suicide survivors, by Barbara Rubel
  • The Feeling Soul: A Roadmap to Healing and Living, by Mark, Linden O’Meara
  • This Book is for All Kids, but Especially My Sister Libby. Libby Died, by Jack Simon
  • Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies, by T. J. Wray
  • The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child, by Barbara D. Rosof
  • Living With Grief: After Sudden Loss: Suicide, Homicide, Accident, Heart Attack, Stroke, by Kenneth Doka


In addition to the above, at the Cusimano family Colonial Mortuary we have a variety of Pamphlets devoted to the many aspects of grief. They are yours at no charge. You need only to come in and make your selection.

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