Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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John E. Reese, 90, of Enfield, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth H. (Watton) Reese, died peacefully on Monday, June 16, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania on March 11, 1918, John was the son of the late Arthur and Anna (Sparks) Reese. John had lived most of his life in Enfield and was a communicant of St. Bernard Church. John proudly served his country during WW II with the United States Army Air Corps and was the recipient of the WW II Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. John was employed with Hamilton Standard for ten years and had retired from Springborn Labs after eighteen years of service. In his leisure time, John enjoyed woodworking, building and repairing clocks as well as bowling. John truly loved his family and friends and enjoyed making them laugh and smile. A loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather, John is survived by his children: Patricia A. Muir and her husband, Howard of Portland, TN, Marjorie J. Carson and her husband, Gary of Enfield, CT, Glenn A. Reese and his wife Susan of Enfield, CT, Robin M. Pinsonnault of Springfield, MA and Christopher J. Reese and his wife, Jerri of Cheshire, CT; his grandchildren, John Michael, John Matthew, Leian, Naomi, Meghan Lorene, Lindsey, Sean, Kate, Samantha, Mary, Tim, Evan, Collette, Noelle, Tyler, Spencer, Adam, Liz and Meghan Lynn; several great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter. He was predeceased by a son John Michael Reese, his daughter, Sandra Nowak and his brother Sparks Reese. Family and friends will gather on Saturday, June 21, 2008 by 10:15 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, for a procession to St. Bernard Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. followed by burial with Military Honors at St. Patrick King Street Cemetery. John’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, CT 06082. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association CT Chapter, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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