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Mourning becomes electric: Tech changes the way we grieve
By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY Updated 20h 37m ago
A video camera, audio files and blogging software all helped Diane DiResta handle the recent deaths of loved ones.
Angelo Merendino, who lost his wife, Jennifer, to cancer, documented the experience on a Facebook page.
When her 91-year-old aunt passed away in 2010, DiResta videotaped the eulogies to create a record of the moving words spoken. She wasn’t ready to talk about her aunt at the service, so she used AudioAcrobat to record her thoughts, then e-mailed that audio file to close family.
After a cherished 89-year-old uncle died in Las Vegas in February — and there was no service or Mass to follow — the New York City resident again turned to technology.