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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Robert Earle Griswold, age 80, of Stratford and formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2009 at home, with his wife Susan of 51 years by his side. He was born on January 12, 1929 in Milford to the late Earle and Madelyn Johnston Griswold. Bob was one of the original founders of Center Auto Supply of Stratford in 1960. He semi-retired from Center in 1990 and his son David continued running the family business. Mr. Griswold was a radio control plane enthusiast and member of several clubs including the RCCC of CT. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his son David E. Griswold. Survivors in addition to his wife include, a beloved daughter Patti Mraz and her husband Jay of Milford, a brother Gary Griswold and his wife Deborah of Trumbull, a daughter in law Karen Griswold of Milford, grandchildren Alicia, Vincent, Matthew, Bryan, Amy, Robert, Staci and Richard, several nieces, nephews and his beloved dog Piper. Calling hours will be held Monday December 7, 2009 from 6 to 8 pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford. Prayer service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10am. Interment will follow in Kings Highway Cemetery Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to CT Hospice 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.
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