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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Phyllis (Rose) Kirsche, of Wethersfield passed from this earth on Sunday, (May 27, 2007) in the presence of her entire loving family. She was the beloved wife of fifty-five years to William Joseph Kirsche. Born in Hartford on February 1, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Dorothy (Lawler) Rose. She was the loved mother of Stephen Andrew Kirsche, Sr. and his wife Martha of Wethersfield; daughter Daria Kirsche Perrone and her husband Michael of Joppa, MD; Elizabeth Anne Habesch and her husband Najib of Wethersfield and Kathryn Kirsche Dwyer of Wethersfield. She is also survived by her sister Patricia D'Amato and sister-in-law, Rodell Macfarlane both of Wethersfield. She has eleven grandchildren to whom she is "Nene": Michael Joseph Perrone, Jr., Stephen Andrew Kirsche, Jr. and his wife Sharon, Melissa Kirsche Albright and her husband Brandon, David Joseph Helton, Kristen Perrone Whipp and her husband James, Rebecca Anne Kirsche and her fiancé Stephen Weaver, Matthew William Perrone and his fiancée Cory Ferrari, Laura Macfarlane Kirsche, Alexandra Elizabeth Habesch, William Octave Habesch, and Victoria Rose Dwyer. She also is survived by four great grandchildren: Mackenzie Elizabeth Helton, Olivia Katherine Whipp, Abigail Lynn Albright and Natalie Rose Whipp, her nieces Tami D'Amato, Lisa Hudson and her husband Bruce, her nephew Patrick D'Amato and his wife Margaret as well as her very special friend Florence Roski whom she has been best friends with for fifty-five years. For many years Phyllis worked for the Hartford Courant's Scholastic Art Award Program, She also has a long career at Sage-Allen where her paycheck was never enough to pay for the things she bought her children and grandchildren. She was a regular donor for the Red Cross where she donated as often as possible. For many years Phyllis and Bill enjoyed summering on Lake Hayward and in later years on the "Poverty Island" in Mystic where friends and family would always gather. Phyllis always spoke of losing her best friend Valerie Nogas at age nine in the great Hartford circus fire. Phyllis' passions in life were her family, the theater and dancing. She enjoyed nights out with her "Silver Fox" friends. The funeral is Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect St., Wethersfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. The family will receive relatives and friends TODAY from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Hartford Association for retarded Citizens (HARC), 900 Asylum Ave., Hartford 06105. This charity helps families with people with intellectual disability and was closest to Phyllis' heart because one of her grandchildren also has special needs, and her devotion to and special love for Alex was inspirational to the entire family. For on-line expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopo.com
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