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 â€śSmart Selectâ€ť 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 todayâ€™s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, â€śHonoring a Lifeâ€ť 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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Antonina "Nina” (Sferrazza) Viola, peacefully left this world on October 31, 2005 in Enfield. In her last days, Nina remained energetic, clear of mind, and generous of spirit. She spent those days surrounded by her family. She had expressed gratitude for her long life and for all of her loving family members and friends.
Nina is survived by her five beloved children: daughter, Josephine Etkin & her husband, Lloyd of Enfield; daughter, Mary Marion of Enfield; son, James Viola & his wife, Gail of Enfield; daughter, Sylvia Yeargers & her husband, Glenn of Suffield; and son, Joseph Viola of Wethersfield. Nina also leaves her loving brother, Charles Sferrazza and sister, Anna Fiore both of Enfield; her nine beloved grandchildren; Vincent Scicolone, Lisa Etkin, Lynne Turin, Joe & Paul Marion, Jim, Gianna, & Stephen Viola and Nichelle Yeargers Liquori, along with several great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends including Mary Falzone and cousin; Lil Gaetani. Nina was predeceased by her husband, Stefano Viola, her sister, Pauline Pillitteri and her brothers, Rosario and Angelo Sferrazza. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at Parkway Pavilion for the devoted care and kindness they provided to Nina.
Nina was born in Enfield on June 11, 1908 and spent her childhood in Naro Sicily before returning to Enfield during her teenage years where she resided most of her life. She witnessed many changes in the world around her throughout her near century life and she courageously saw her family through much growth and many challenging as well as happy times. She devoted her energies to fostering family bonds through her strong character, dry wit, unconditional love, and of course her great Italian cooking.
Funeral services in celebration of Nina's life will be held on the Feast of All Souls Day, Wed. Nov. 2, 2005 at 9:30am from Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Rd. Enfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in St. Patrick's Church. Interment will take place in St. Patrick's Old Cemetery, in the Thompsonville section of Enfield. Nina's family will receive relatives and friends TODAY from 3 to 8pm at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels.
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