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.
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Sister Mary Desponsata Biadasz, 100, died in Holy Family Infirmary, Enfield, CT on October 6, 2008, in her 83rd year of religious life in the Felician Sisters Congregation.
The former Josephine Biadasz was born in Webster, MA on February 5, 1908 and was the last of seven children born to Michael and Mary (Nowak) Biadasz. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Webster, MA and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School, Lodi, NJ before entering the Felician Sisters in Lodi on August 26, 1925. She professed perpetual vows on August 20, 1933. In 1934, she was transferred to the newly established Our Lady of the Angels Province in Enfield, CT.
Her educational background included a B.S. in Education from Mount St. Mary's College, Hooksett, NH.
For more than 55 years, Sister Desponsata was in active ministry, working as an elementary school teacher in schools staffed by the Felician Sisters in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire and MA. For 15 years she worked as a catechist in parishes in Greenfield, MA, Pittsfield, MA, and Enfield, CT. She served as local minister in Greenfield and Pittsfield as well as in Florida and Kingston, NY.
To celebrate Sister Desponsata's 100th birthday, more than 20 nieces, nephews, and cousins arrived at Holy Family Infirmary on Sunday, February 3. Relatives came from as far away as Florida and Alabama and Sister received cards from Poland and France. Former students remembered her, too, most notably Rev. Gary M. Dailey, now Vocation Director for the diocese of Springfield, MA.
In November of 2003, Sister was admitted to Holy Family Infirmary in Enfield.
Sister Desponsata was predeceased by three brothers: Stanley, Frank and Victor; and three sisters: Sister Mary Leocretia and Sister Mary Apollinaris, also of the Felician Sisters; and Agnes Nierodzinski.
Friends will be received beginning at 2 p.m. on October 7, at Our Lady of the Angels Provincial House, 1315 Enfield Street, Enfield. The wake service will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by Evening Praise. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the convent chapel on October 8, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the Felician Sisters' plot in St. Adalbert's Cemetery, Enfield. In her memory, donations to the Felician Sisters Retirement Fund, 1315 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT, will be gratefully received.
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