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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Robert Fritz Maier, MD, 77, of South Wellfleet, MA (formerly of Somers, CT) died peacefully at home in his sleep after a courageous two-year battle with cancer on July 8, 2010. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Bette (Broberg) of 46 years, his four children, Cheryl and her husband John Walsh, Valerie and her husband Aaron Bowman, Robert Maier and his wife Margaret, Heidi and her husband Steven Wall, along with eight wonderful grandchildren. Dr. Maier was a graduate of Harvard University and Tufts Medical School. He interned at Boston City Hospital and served his surgical residency at Springfield Hospital, followed by a one-year residency in advanced cancer surgery at Western Massachusetts Hospital. In 1965, Dr. Maier moved his family to Somers, CT, where he established a private practice in general surgery and family medicine. Dr. Maier served 44 years at Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford, CT, where he held various positions in the department of surgery. He was a member of the Tolland County Medical Association. He was also a devoted member and past president of the Somers Rotary Club and recipient of the distinguished Paul Harris Fellowship Award for dedicated community service. Dr. Maier retired from active practice in 2003 yet remained as an assistant surgeon at his beloved Johnson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Maier will be remembered for his love of nature and wonderful sense of humor! The Maier family will receive relatives and friends at the Somers Funeral Home, 354 Main St, Rt. 190, Somers, CT on Thursday, July 15th from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 30 North St., Enfield, CT on Friday, July 16th at 10 a.m. followed by a burial at Somers West Cemetery, Main St, Somers, CT. The Maier Family would like to thank the staff of the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary Head and Neck Oncology Unit, especially Dr. Daniel Deschler, for their dedication and outstanding care. They would also like to thank the Davenport Mugar Cancer Center, especially Drs. Robert McAnaw and Kelly Swanson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 or Davenport Mugar Cancer Center, 27 Park St, PO Box 640, Hyannis, MA 02601.
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