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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CLERMONT, FL-Geraldine L. Gerri (Bellerose) Carlage, 63, of Clermont and formerly of Putnam, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in the Mike Conley Hospice House, Clermont, following a short illness.
She leaves her husband of 40 years, Fred P. Carlage; her two children, John P. Jay Carlage of New Hampshire and Lauren Brown and her husband Tom of Clermont, FL; her brother, Lawrence J. Bellerose and his wife Arlene of Clermont; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Smolen and her husband William of Putnam, CT; her two grandchildren, Austin P. Wheeler and Mikayla M. Brown; 2 nieces and 3 nephews and six grand nieces and nephews. She was born in Webster, daughter of the late Laurent O. and Rita R. (Hamel) Bellerose and lived in Putnam for most of her life, before moving to Florida in 2002. She graduated from the former Putnam Catholic Academy, Putnam and the former Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Worcester.
Gerri retired as the ICU charge nurse at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, where she had worked for more than 35 years. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Clermont and a former member of Saint Mary Church of the Visitation Parish, Putnam. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren and her family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, September 15th from 5-8 PM in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 9:30 from the funeral will with a Mass celebrated at 10:30 AM in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial will follow in Saint Marys Cemetery, Putnam.
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