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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We honor and celebrate the beautiful memories of our cherished mother, yiayia, and great grandmother, Helen Harris, who passed away on Tuesday, (May 2, 2006) surrounded by her loving family. Her heart beat only with love: love for her husband Demos, love for her six children, love for her ten grandchildren, and love for her eleven (almost twelve) great grandchildren. That love is the glue that kept us together. Gathering family around the Sunday dinner table after church, and then sitting on the floor to play with each of her grandchildren was her greatest joy. Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1909, she immigrated to America during the Depression to begin a new life with her husband. They celebrated forty-four years of marriage before his death in 1973. Life wasn't easy, but her incredible strength, character, faith and spirituality were the foundation for the family. Her quick wit and sense of humor kept us laughing, and she was always there to make each success more joyful and each hurt less painful. We will dearly miss our beloved mother. She was an angel on earth, and she is now an angel in heaven. She leaves six loving children: Emanuel Harris, Milton Harris, Angela Zavras and her husband Nestor, Phi Andreas and her husband Mike, Melanie Yalanis, and Marilyn Yacavone and her husband Tom. She also leaves ten adored grandchildren: Michelle Parsons and her husband Tom, Aris Zavras and his wife Renee, Dana Kaplinski and her husband Tom, Elena Dulik and her husband Andy, Elise Andreas, Helen Harris-Prout, her husband Trevor and their baby on the way, Eleni Yalanis, Tamara Yacavone, Jason Yacavone and Dean Yalanis, and her precious eleven great grandchildren: Graham, Brynn and Laine Parsons, Eva, Grant and Faye Kaplinski, Daphne, Lola and Mimi Zavras, Julia and Andrew Dulik, and her niece and family in New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband Demos, two brothers, Stavros and Costa, a sister, Julia, and her son-in-law, Tom. Funeral and burial services will be private at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 433 Fairfield Avenue, Hartford, CT 06114 or to a charity of the donor's choice. For on line expressions of sympathy please visit www.desopo.com
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