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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Vicente Valiente Batiancila M.D., age 63, of Woodbridge, departed this life on Saturday, December 16, 2006, in his home. He was born on June 9, 1943, in the Philippines, to the late Quirino and Maria Valiente Batiancila. He served as the Chief of Medical Staff and Chief of Surgery at Milford Hospital. An active member of the community, he was the past President of the Southern Connecticut Division of the America Cancer Soc., and of the Connecticut Assoc. of the Philippine Physicians and a member of the Milford Rotary. He was also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Milford Medical Society, New Haven County Medical Association, and Connecticut State Medical Society. Dr. Batiancila is survived by his loving wife, of 34 years, Dr. Thelma Villaruel Batiancila, devoted children Neil Batiancila of Philadelphia, PA, Lauren Batiancila and Rachel Batiancila both of Boston, MA, brother Cresenciano Batiancila of San Jose Negros Oriental Philippines., sister Josefa Repollo of Tanjay, Negros Oriental Philippines and grandson Samuel Vincent Batiancila. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by a brother Epifanio Batiancila. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 20, 2006, from 3 to 7pm at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption, 81 Center Rd, Woodbridge, at 10:30am on Thursday, December 21st. Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his charitable medical effort in the Philippines, The Tanjay Project, c/o Milford Rotary, P.O. Box 381, Milford, CT 06460. The Tanjay Project is an emergency medical center established to resuscitate and stabilize patients in transit to hospital care one hour away from his hometown.
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