We can say that according to the death there are two types of mourning. The expected and the unexpected. The mourning expected is when death results from age "old age" and also in case of prolonged illness. But as we know death is part of life. It is our society that is not prepared to face this fact naturally, because it lives of what is physical, what is present. Its own medical schools do not speak much of death, speaking instead of life and how to prolong it. It is the so-called dysthanasia - ie consists in delaying as much as possible the moment of death. This society is not prepared to mourn, people refuse suffering, going to the funeral, the cemetery, to see the dead person. But you should see, cry, scream, externalize the pain they feel. Grief goes through several stages, of denial, anger, depression, acceptance ... and there are many people who remain in the denial phase. With the death of a very close family member, things will never go back to how they were. There are griefs very difficult to handle. There is no definition for pain associated with grief because this is such an individual pain, with very typical mourning specificities, that we can say with certainty that every case is different.

            The only thing they have in common, in this individual form of suffering, are the questions. And in this endless chain of questions there is always one that has no answer.

            It is necessary that in the end of everything, people find, naturally a space in their memory and in their heart and and understand that life is made of cycles. And above all, that death is part of life ... it is important to accept that we are suffering but we that we want to function, live.

            Healthy grieving exists and passes through the sweet memories of those we loved. Because there must be a part of presence, there are no magic potions.

            To live is to die and rise constantly. Pain causes, in those who feel it, bitterness, disillusionment, powerlessness. But also encourages a transformation, a renewal that is not only spiritual but also practical, concrete. To those who stay nothing else is the same, but it doesn't have to be worse, life transforms itself, regardless of faith. But if we think that Jesus also lived the pain threshold, which was death, so which always saves is love ... love we put in pain. We must not say what to do or how to do it, is up to the person, we must accompany at all times of pain. We do not abandon those who suffer. We must not let the pain kill us. Nobody dies in death. Death is happening in parallel with life. To live is to give meaning to "little deaths" of our existence, but when we lose someone there is a void that we must accept, filling it, not letting the side effects of death to be even more destructive.

            Mourning calls for a process. Nobody is, at depart, prepared for death. And also no one for as much as they think about it, will know how to live the grief. There are also those who wait for death well with life, serenely and are often close relatives who do not accept this serenity. Death is very demanding for those who stay. It makes you reinvent all of a life, it makes you rebuild relantionships and ways to communicate, with the ones you care, in a relationship absent of physicallity.

            Relationships with loved ones are eternal, do not die. In cemeteries are only the bones, it is a place to honor in presence the sweet memories, the whole person is not there. With the death of someone we like, we can only be sad, but we must not only feed this sadness, we should see in it, gradually, the deep appreciation of life.

            The opposite of joy is not sorrow ... it is the pessimism it is giving up. Death is a call to life. We can't be selfish. Our family left but he is always with us, just not physically.

            We have to be stronger than anything else. Despite our inner pain, in the heart, we are badly but our sadness does not return life to our loved one. You need to move on. We must save what is important, do what he would want us to do. And certainly he did not want to see us in black, sad and crying. We must always see him as he was before he died. We must "grow" what he liked .. We should never stop feeling love for our loved one, because it gives us strength and fills the absence. It helps a lot the presence of friends, a hug, affections, but in the most important moments we are sad, we loved that he was here.

About Us

Madeira & Moreira Lda., designation by which it is known today, was born of the will of the coupleRogerio and Ana Moreira, to improve their economic and social conditions, while they would carry on a family tradition through a company designed to the provision of services relating to the organization and conducting of funerals.

As from the beginning of its formation, the company is headquartered in Pedreira de Vilarinho, parish of Vilarinho do Bairro, Anadia municipality, Aveiro district. Ie: it is located in the North Central region of Portugal, in a demarcated area, economically dependent on the marketing of wine and roast piglet Bairrada Fashion.

            Madeira & Moreira, Lda., is therefore a specialized Funeral Home in preparing cadavers for their last state in this earthly life and its departure for Eternity, beyond Adornment, Frame and Decoration of Festive and Religious Acts.

            Next we will make a brief overview of the evolution and characterization of the business considered, from its formation to the present day.

            The company had as its predecessor the Funeral Home Alves, who came up in the first decade of the twentieth century, by the hand of Manuel Alves da Silva, paternal grandfather of one of the current members, as a single person company without share capital and dedicated exclusively to organizing and conducting funerals.

            At this time the urns were manufactured by the owner himself, who was an emigrant / carpenter, newly arrived from Brazil and were internally finished by his wife and daughters.

            In 1960 and 1998 the company undergone some changes due to deaths of its firstborn heirs, passing since those dates, to resort to other companies, specialized in the processing and manufacture of urns, their purchase of coffins and extended the provision of their services also to transport corpses to funeral obsequies.

            Four years later (January 2002), the company became a limited liability company under the name Funeral Home Madeira & Moreira, Lda.

            Currently, the company's share capital is EUR 5,000 private equity. The company is now not only arranging and conducting funerals , but since the beginning of 2002, it also has a commercial establishment open to the public, provided with separate facilities which have a diverse showcase of funeral / religious articles and have the technical capacity for the ornamentation, frame and decoration of festive and religious acts, preparing corpses for burial, cremation or expatriation and transfer of remains.

            The combination of past experience and technical capacity used, made and make the Funeral Home Madeira & Moreira, Lda., apart from the competition by their knowledge, the funeral arts, handed down from generation to generation ( As in the lives of everyone, there are moments that you feel, that you live through words, by documents, by photos) and also for its ability to combine seemingly irreconcilable concepts coherently: Inovation and Tradition.

           Madeira & Moreira develops locally in collaboration with different clients and friends, friendship partnerships, in order to obtain and provide their consumers / customers - in the most difficult stages of life, when we say goodbye to those to whom we want well and that deserve our sincere respect, products and services that reflect what good can be offered in order to provide an even better service, because their main priorities are evolving and need to establish parameters of increasing quality to fully satisfy the client. Thus, all the investments that are made, are essentially an improvement in image quality and confidence geared towards obtaining a service road of excellence and compatible with market requirements.

            Today, due to innovation, without imitation, and constant training of its staff, often of several specialty courses, marketing of products which combined with a modern and attractive image quality make the Madeira & Moreira, honor their ancestors and is a recommended firm, among others, by the National Association of Lutuosas, ANEL, which is its partner # 191.



            Death is generally regarded as the most serious of all misfortunes. A subject that is repudiated whenever possible in conversations.

            In many societies, including our own, death takes on a whole meaning, but not as something natural. It is above all, proof of our inability, because despite all the progress it is something we can not win. Death is perceived as a "guest" uninvited and unwelcome with which we have to live.

            Seen as a natural cycle or not, it is a passing moment that intrigues and moves all societies. It is in it, often, that life itself is rethought, and rituals that we can find, very significant symbols of the society that produces it, may also be a source of analysis of how this society behaves towards life.


            At a time like this, when it seems that everything is over and nothing makes sense, we mean that there is hope. For the Christian who knew how to live, death is not an end, but only the opportunity to move up to God to whom we love and serve during the time He gave us life.

            Death is an inevitable reality. Whether or not men wish; whether or not he worries, whether he likes or not, the reality is that all will die. Over Humanity weighs the judgment of God: “Dust thou art and to dust you shall make thee” (1). “Because it is appointed for man to die "(2). "The wages of sin is death” (3).

            No one will escape the Law of Death. Also the dear friend one day will die. So meditate on the following: has a body that is earthly and a soul that is immortal. With death the body goes to the grave and dust shall be undone. The soul, however, will go toward Eternity because it is indestructible (4).

Where will it spend Eternity?

            The Lord Jesus Christ taught that, in eternity, there are only two places: one of suffering and another of happiness. Both are Eternal, Clearcut and also incommunicable. After death, there isn't the possibility of someone to save his soul. Nobody will pass from Heaven to Hell or from this to Heaven. Also no one can come back from any of them to this World (5).

            Where will it go? Their fate depends on their attitude toward the Son of God, in this life. The only Way to heaven is Jesus Christ, as He Himself said: "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me" (6).

            The salvation that Jesus offers is entirely gratuitous, like the sun and rain. As written in the Holy Scripture: "By grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God" (7).

            All that was necessary for the salvation of man, Jesus already did when he died at Calvary.

            Believe in Jesus, who said: "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me though he were dead shall live" (8); "And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die" (9). Believe in Him alone. Do not rely on emotions or sentimentalities.

            And one day when you leave this World, you will go to Heaven, for Eternal Glory, through the merits of Christ.

            It is in the presence of God that shall live Eternity.(10).

(1).- Genesis 3:19

(2).- Hebrews 9:27

(3).- Romans 6.23

(4).- Ecclesiastes 12:7

(5).- Luke 16:19-31

(6).- John 14:6

(7).- Ephesians 2:8 e 9

(8).- John 11:25

(9).- John 11:26

(10).- John 1:12 e 13


Agência Funerária Madeira & Moreira - Vilarinho do Bairro - Anadia
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Vilarinho do Bairro - THE FUNERAL HOME

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