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Red Hook: Burnett & White Funeral Homes of Red Hook and Rhinebeck, in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends, will be holding their 16th Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for anyone in the Hudson Valley area who would like to remember a child who has died. This year the ceremony will be on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 7:00PM at our Rhinebeck location – 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.


The death of a child, sibling, or grandchild, no matter their age, changes the world for their families and friends, and that world will never be the same again. To help those who have suffered the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends will be once again holding a WORLDWIDE CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY. This year will mark the 23rd  anniversary of the original candle lighting (we have been participating since 2003).


Candles will be lit at 7PM local time and they will burn for one hour. Candles are first lit at 7PM just west of the International Dateline, and an hour later in the next time zone, and so on. Creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world to remember all children who have died, no matter their age or origin.


Those wishing to participate should come to Burnet & White Funeral Home, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck at 6:45 PM on Sunday, Dec. 8th. The lighting of candles will begin at 7PM, followed by a time for sharing memories and fellowship. A remembrance table will be available, and those who attend are encouraged to bring photos and memorabilia to display as well as letters, poems, music or favorite readings to share.


Whether attending or not, everyone is welcome to write a memorial message in our online guest book at  or if you cannot make the event and would like us to light a candle in honor of your child please give us a call at the number below or send us an email at:


For additional information please contact either of the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, in Red Hook call 845-758-5042 or in Rhinebeck call 876-3193.


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Worldwide Candle Lighting

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Burnett & White Funeral Homes
91 E. Market St.
Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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