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About Alexandra Kathryn Mosca

Alexandra Kathryn Mosca has worked as a funeral director in New York for more than 35 years. She is the author of three books: Grave Undertakings, Green-Wood Cemetery and Gardens of Stone and has contributed articles to Newsday, New York Daily News, The Saturday Evening Post and funeral industry publications. Visit her website here http://www.alexandramosca.com
Latest Posts | By Alexandra Kathryn Mosca
How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy
3 weeks ago

How to Write Condolence Notes: 8 Tips That Might Come in Handy

I recently poured out my heart to a colleague about my guilt at two condolence notes left unwritten. One note was intended for a colleague whose sister had died, though I’d heard about the death long after the funeral had taken place. Read More

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush
2 months ago

6 Important Facts We Can Learn from the Funeral of President George H.W. Bush

Some insist that traditional funerals are a thing of the past. But the funeral of President George H. W. Bush showed the world otherwise. Read More

Aging, Ambition, and Late Bloomers: The Goals that Push Us Onward After 60
4 months ago

Aging, Ambition, and Late Bloomers: The Goals that Push Us Onward After 60

Ambition has been defined as “a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.” And while ambition does not take you on a straight path in life, it can take you on a journey you never thought possible. Read More

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective
5 months ago

3 Myths About Green Burials: A Funeral Director’s Perspective

In funeral parlance, ‘green burial’ may be the most hyped phrase around. References to this ‘new’ and seemingly popular type of disposition seem to be everywhere these days, particularly in the press. And since we, or a loved one, may be headed in that direction, we might have looked up the subject. Read More

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral
6 months ago

8 Important Things You Need to Know About Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a funeral is something we will likely all have to deal with at some point. The better prepared we are in advance, the easier it will be when the time comes. Here are some useful tips to help guide you. Read More

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director
7 months ago

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director

“What’s it like to work as a funeral director?” This is a question I’ve been asked time and again. My response: It’s not easy, given the complex emotions involved. It takes enormous commitment and dedication, along with a compassionate nature and respect for tradition and ceremony. Read More