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In Person ABQ Death Cafe Moves to Historic Fairview Cemetery
Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death, Funeral Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM
Tuesday, August 24, 2021


The Next Death Cafe is Moving Outdoors!

With the rising numbers of cases of COVID-19 due to the Delta virus variant, in-person Death Cafe events are moving from Manzano Del Sol, a retirement community, outdoors to Historic Fairview Cemetery. How appropriate to discuss death among the tombstones.

The ABQ Death Cafe offers a relaxed, confidential and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea (or your favorite beverage) and eat delicious cake or cookies. We also provide options for those avoiding gluten and added sugar. To RSVP for any of the Death Cafe events, join the ABQ Death Cafe Meetup Group here.

This Sunday, August 29, the Albuquerque Death Cafe will take place at Historic Fairview Cemetery, located at 700 Yale Blvd. SE. Please bring a folding chair to sit upon. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We will set up in the shade near the Galles mausoleum. If it rains, we will cut the Death Cafe conversation short.

Gail and Lola in Fairview Cemetery

Gail Rubin and Death Cafe mascot Lola in Historic Fairview Cemetery, Albuquerque.

Directions to find us in the cemetery: Enter through the gates of Fairview Memorial Park, near the intersection with Caesar Chavez Blvd. Drive straight ahead toward the cemetery office. At the intersection, turn left and head north into Historic Fairview Cemetery. It’s just to the left of the wall that says Congregation Albert Cemetery.

Once inside Historic Fairview Cemetery, you’ll be on Entrada Lane. Turn left on to Freedom Road. At Elks Rest Lane, turn left and continue on to Masonic Road. You’ll see Gail Rubin’s white Subaru Outback near the Galles mausoleum. If you need to call, her cell phone number is 505-363-7514.

CLICK HERE for a map of Historic Fairview Cemetery with these road names.

RSVP for this event through this Meetup link.

Gail Rubin, CT, is author and host of the award-winning book and television series, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (that's a death educator) and a popular speaker who uses humor and films to get the end-of-life and funeral planning conversation started. She "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDx talk, A Good Goodbye. She provides continuing education credit classes for attorneys, doctors, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, financial planners, funeral directors and other professionals. She's a Certified Funeral Celebrant and funeral planning consultant who has been interviewed in national and local print, broadcast and online media.

Known as The Doyenne of Death®, she is the event coordinator of the Before I Die NM Festival. She also hosts A Good Goodbye Internet radio show and produces Mortality Minute radio and online video spots. Her YouTube Channel features more than 450 videos!

Rubin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter. Her speaking profile is available at eSpeakers.com.

Gail Rubin has been interviewed about funeral planning issues in national and local broadcast, print and online media. Outlets include The Huffington Post, Money Magazine, Kiplinger, CBS Radio News, WGN-TV,  and local affiliates for NPR, PBS, FOX, ABC-TV, CBS-TV and NBC-TV. Albuquerque Business First named her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence.

Sign up for a free planning form and occasional informative newsletter at her website, AGoodGoodbye.com.

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Name: Gail Rubin
Group: A Good Goodbye
Dateline: Albuquerque, NM United States
Direct Phone: 505-265-7215
Cell Phone: 505-363-7514
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