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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Edward Socha, Sr., 82, of Rocky Hill, passed away peacefully from this life surrounded by loved ones after a valiant fight with cancer on Friday (July 28, 2006.) He was the beloved husband of the late Laura (Eurto) Socha, whom he was married to for 43 years. Edward was born on November 24, 1923 in Hartford and spent his entire life in Rocky Hill. He served over seas in World War II as a member of the 450th bomb group 720th division. He worked for the Connecticut Foundry and was the Second Letter Carrier hired for the town of Rocky Hill. He continued as a Letter Carrier and was accredited for 29 years of service, retiring in 1984. Ed was also a member of the Middletown Elks Club, Rocky Hill Fire Department, and the Rocky Hill VFW Post 2138. Besides his wife Laura who predeceased him in 1986, he is survived by two sons. Edward Socha Jr. and his wife Carrie, of Middletown, Gary Socha and his wife Judith of Cromwell; seven grandchildren, Edward Socha III, of Rocky Hill, Robert Socha of Chicopee MA, Dawn Garcia and her husband Greg of Hebron, David Socha of Vernon, Jeffrey Socha, of Columbia MD, Jill Martindale and her husband Chris of Wethersfield, and Jonathan Socha of Glastonbury. He's also survived by four great grandchildren, who referred to him as "Poppy," who brought him much joy over the last few years and were the true apples of his eyes. Trent and Austin Garcia, Megan Socha, and Charlie Martindale. Edward lived a long and fulfilling life and worked very hard to provide for his family. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching his beloved Red Sox, and he was so proud to finally see them win a world series. He also enjoyed many years of camping and square dancing and met many friends along the way, including them, a very special friend, Irene Smith of Rocky Hill whom he shared 18 years of wonderful companionship. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Elm Hill nursing home for the compassionate care given to our beloved Ed during these last few weeks of his life. Although our Dad, Gramps, Poppy, Friend and loved one has passed from this life, his memories and all of the things he taught us are forever etched in our minds. He was the glue that held our family together. We will forever miss you and look forward to the day we will meet again. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, Rocky Hill. The burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill with full military honors. Calling hours are Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT. 06450. For on line expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopo.com
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