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.
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Oxford- Ralph J. Standring, Jr, 65, of Oxford, died Tuesday in the Rose Monahan Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Pauline (Grenier) Standring, his two children; Tammy M. Kalinowski, and her husband Ted of Grafton, Keith S. Standring, and his wife Bridgett of Centerville, GA, and four grandchildren; Mathew Batchelder, Amanda Kalinowski, Kamron and Kohen Standring, he leaves two brothers; Gary M. Standring, of Holden, Peter A. Standring, of Pawtucket, RI and a sister Kathleen A. ONeill, of N. Oxford, among his survivors he leaves his former wife Paulette M. Seile of Grafton. He was preceded in death by his sister Linda A. Standring. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and Dorothy B. (Daly) Standring.
He was educated at Worcester Boys Trade. He was a proud veteran; Ralph served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force. Ralph worked for the Town of Auburn in the highway and school departments for over 30 years.
In his younger years he enjoyed drag racing and won numerous trophies. He enjoyed attending car and air shows with his children and grandchildren. Ralph was a licensed HAM radio operator. Ralphs greatest love in life was spending time with his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday August 28th from 5-8 PM at the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His funeral will be held Saturday from the funeral home with a Mass at 10 AM in St. Josephs Church, 189 Oxford St. North, Auburn. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Care Network and Hospice, 120 Thomas St. Worcester, MA 01608. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home for all their love and support.
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