Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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Marion (Gibson) Merrihew was a resident of Milford, CT since 2005. She was the wife of the late Brydon A. Merrihew to whom she was married for 64 years.
Mrs. Merrihew was born in Chicago, IL and moved to New Rochelle, NY where she graduated from New Rochelle High School. She attended Northwestern University and the Washington School for Secretaries. Mrs. Merrihew lived most of her adult life in Rye, NY, where she raised her four children, before moving to Chatham, MA in 1981. She was a summer resident of Chatham since 1969.
She was a life member of the Chatham Conservation Foundation, a member of the Cape Cod Natural History Museum, and the national Audubon Society. While she was a resident of Chatham, Mrs. Merrihew was a volunteer at the Eldridge Public Library. Mrs. Merrihew is survived by two daughters: Frances M. Menkin of Plymouth, ME and Susan E. Merrihew of Balboa Island, CA; two sons: Thomas B. Merrihew of Southbridge, MA and Brydon A. Merrihew Jr., with whom she resided in Milford, CT., seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving grandson Steven Merrihew.
The arrangements are in the care of Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad St. Milford, CT 06460. All services are to be private at the family’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Audubon Society at 2325 Burr St. Fairfield, CT 06824.
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