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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Karsch, Roberta Boss, “Grammie Turtle”, 87, of Bristol died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence a daughter of the late Ellery A. and M. Leona (Bride) Boss. She was a senior head teller for RI Hospital Trust National Bank before retiring in the early eighties.
She had also worked at the Providence Worcester Railroad, the former Cranston Ostheopathic Hospital in Cranston, EG &G Sealol Engineered Products, and was an Avon Representative for over 50 years. She had lived in Germany and traveled extensively throughout Europe for many years.
Memberships and volunteerism included being a 64 year memeber of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she was the 1st member in the area to receive a Masters Degree. She belonged for many years to the Laureate Alpha Chapter in Warwick and most recently in the Preceptor Beta Chapter in Providence; Past President of The Red Hat Society; Barrington Senior Center; The Willows; King Phillip Little League; Cub Scout Pack 6 Bristol; Warwick Troop 186 Girl Scouts of RI, Rosary & Altar Society; Daughters of Isabella; and the Eastern Star; The Audubon Society and the International Association of Turtles.
Beloved mother of Alecia Schubert of Bristol, Ct, Judi Karsch of Pittsfield, NH and Robert P. Karsch of Bristol, RI. Sister of Alcy Neidlinger of Spring, TX and the late Regina Roux. Loving grandmother of Kendra Dull, Darci Connor, Kristine Suchinski, Tanya Karsch, Erik Schubert, Peter Karsch, and Ryan Connor. Great grandmother of Joseph Brooker IV and Renee Singleton and affectionately known to many as "Grammie Turtle".
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren where family will receive friends Friday July 2nd, 4-8pm. Funeral Saturday, July 3rd, 9am from the funeral home, 10am in St Mary’s Church, Wood St., Bristol. Burial will be in St Ann’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Orchard View Manor Activities Fund, 135 Tripps Lane, East Providence, RI 02915 or the American Cancer Society, 80 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. www.celebratewithsmith.com
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