Reprinted with permission of Nomis Publications from:
FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Issue: February 2010
NORWOOD,MA— FINE Mortuary College, LLC: A Private Two Year College in Norwood, MA hosted a lecture, slideshow and examination of a model new pouch, the Atlantic Sea Shroud, for full body burials at sea. Captain Brad White of New England Burials at Sea explained that the new shroud was designed after examining records over 200 years old which described how the body was wrapped and weighted down. The students were fascinated that cannon balls made in Whitman, MA are currently used as the weights. Families and friends of the deceased can accompany the remains which can be ashes or full body on the ships which sail not only off the coast of New England but also down the middle Atlantic seaboard.
The names of three FINE students and Dean Marsha Wise were drawn from a hat and awarded prizes by Capt. White. The grand prize of a four hour fishingtrip went to David Midolo. Dean Wise and Louis Hebbelinck were given an unattended ash scattering which comes with photos journaled by Capt. White. Last, Christopher Voccia was awarded a $25 gift certificate for a lunch at a restaurant of his choosing.