How To Include Girlfriend and Wife in Obit and Funeral Program?

2 years, 5 months ago

Hi! My friend’s boyfriend of 15-years passed away. He has a wife but they’d been separated for over 16 years. Because of this, the wife has allowed the girlfriend to plan the services (and I’m helping her).

Any ideas on how to acknowledge both relationships in the obit and funeral program? They both have one son with the deceased man.

Jennifer Lane
2 years, 5 months ago

You typically list relationships and children in order, so we suggest keeping it simple with something like:

He is survived by his wife, Suzy, and their son, Adam, and his longtime partner, Jane, and their son, Paul.

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