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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MERLO, Ernest Daniel Ernest Daniel Merlo, 88, of West Suffield, Husband of Alexandria "Sally" (Horkun) Merlo passed away Sunday (October 17, 2010) in Vero Beach, FL. He was born in Windsor Locks, the son of the late Ernest and Maria (Santadrea) Merlo. He lived in Windsor Locks and West Suffield most of his life. He was employed as a mason in the construction industry and retired from the State of Connecticut Public Works Dept. Ernest was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. Ernie will be remembered by all who knew him for his love of music. Besides his wife Sally, he is survived by three daughters Sandra Merlo of Middletown, Lana Sipitkowski of Suffield, and Donna Walker of North Stonington, one brother Lawrence Merlo of Eastford, five grandchildren; Loree Rippy, Jerry Merlo, Tara Quagliaroli, Kelly Dougherty, Alexander Merlo, and two great-grandchildren; Ian Merlo, and Mya Dubay. Friends may call at The Heritage Funeral Home 1240 Mountain Rd. West Suffield on Friday, October 22, from 5 - 8 p.m. Graveside Funeral Services will be Saturday (October 23, 2010) at The Southwick New Cemetery at 10 a.m. with full military honors. For on-line condolences please visit www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com
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