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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WORCESTERNancy (Kolofsky) Lorusso, 60, of Rutland, died peacefully on Sunday September 14th in the Rose Monahan Hospice Residence after an illness. Nancy was born in Worcester on July 27, 1948 to the late Charles and Helen Kolofsky of Auburn. She had two brothers, Robert Kolofsky and the late Charles J. Cookie Kolofsky. She was the beloved wife of the late Daniel Lorusso.
Nancy is survived by her brother Robert Kolofsky and his wife Lois of Sutton, her sister-in-law Joan Kolofsky of Clearwater, FL, and a step-son, Larry Lorusso and his family of of Clarksburg, MA. She leaves two nieces, Carrie Kolofsky of Putnam, CT, and Chella Roosa of Tarpon Springs, FL, and five nephews, David Kolofsky of Oxford, Chris Kolofsky of Vinalhaven, ME, Sean Kolofsky of Sutton, Darren Kolofsky of Southside, TN, and Ryan Kolofsky of Clearwater, FL. She also leaves grand-niece Cali Kolofsky and grand-nephew Kyle Kolofsky of Oxford.
Nancy grew up in Auburn and graduated from Auburn High School. She worked in the banking industry for 25 years, and later worked for the Devereux School in Rutland for over nine years. She lived in Rutland for 35 years. Nancy enjoyed working in her garden, visiting her family, and caring for her animals. She enjoyed the simple things in life, and was never too busy to spend time with her loved ones.
Nancy was particularly appreciative of the staff at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Womens Hospital, who were so generous and caring, and who always went above and beyond for her. She was equally grateful for the dedicated workers at the Rose Monahan Hospice Home who treated her with such special care. Nancy spent her last days surrounded by family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
There are no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115-6084.
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