Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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 J. Carroll, 76, of East Hartford, loving husband for 53 years of the late Ruth (Johnson) Carroll, peacefully passed away on Friday (November 18, 2005) at St. Francis Hospital. Born in East Hartford, a son of the late Richard and Ethel (Harris) Carroll, he had been a life-long resident of the town. Ed was a communicant of St. Christopher Church, East Hartford and a former Scout Master for the Boy Scouts Troop #61, East Hartford. He was a former baseball coach of the East Hartford American Little League, where he coached Ram Roofing. Ed was a 32-year member of Alcoholics Anonymous where he enjoyed dedicating his life to helping people. He was a founding partner and operator for 21 years of Carroll's Courier Service in East Hartford. Ed also ran a Hot Dog Stand for several years on Burnside Avenue, East Hartford called "Barney's Dog House". When time allowed, Ed enjoyed gardening and entertaining at his home, especially for his entire family. He was also an avid fan of UCONN sports. Besides his beloved wife and parents, a sister, Anna Mae Carroll of East Hartford, predeceased Ed. Mr. Carroll leaves his four children, Elaine Foran and her husband, Quigley, of Farmington, Anne C. Gorecki of Unionville, Edward Carroll Jr. and his wife, Laura-Lee, of Manchester, David Carroll and his wife, Maria, of South Windsor; a sister, Irene Pilius and her husband, William, of East Hartford; ten special grandchildren, Jeremy, Joe, Sarah, Jim, Rachel, Joanne, Ed III, Amber, Ben, and Marcus; six adored great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ed will always be in our hearts and may he rest in God with Ruth. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 22, at 10:15 a.m. from the D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher Church, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. His family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel on Monday, November 21, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of donations, Ed's family asks that you please perform an act of kindness in Ed's memory. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.
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