Remembering those loved and lost

BY MEGHAN HICKEY

Journal Staff

With 85% of Guam’s population claiming to practice Roman Catholicism, it doesn’t come as a surprise that funeral and memorial services are an important part of the cycle of life in the islands. Full of tradition, family, mourning and celebration, funeral and memorial celebrations are both dreaded and cherished.

During a typical funeral on Guam, family members and friends partake in a nine day-long celebration of food, service and fiscal contributions after the death. The family of . . .

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