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.
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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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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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Mary E. Tolfa, 90, of Monaca, passed away Saturday, Jan 19, 2008, in Villa St. Joseph of Baden.
Born May 8, 1917, in Rochester, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Julia DiCicco Pelino. A former resident of W. Aliquippa, Mary had made her home in Monaca since 1971. She was a member of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca, and was her daughter, Julie's lifelong caregiver.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, in 1979, and a son, Leo "Butch" Tolfa. The last of her immediate family, she was preceded by a brother, Anthony Giannetti, and three sisters, Elvira Brandy, Yolanda "Yites" Irons and Helen Kral.
She leaves two daughters, Rose Booher and her husband, Jack and Julia Tolfa, all of Monaca; four grandchildren, John (Theresa) Booher, Jr., James Booher, Mary Jo (Stan) Brack and Leo (Amy) Tolfa; 13 great-grandchildren, Beth Ann and her husband Fred, John III, Samantha, Stas', Timmy, Nikki, Emily, Cassie, triplets Nate, Ronnie and Bobby, Hunter and Jacqui, and a good friend and neighbor, Ida Wynn.
Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724-728-4000), where prayers will be offered on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.
Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Villa St. Joseph of Baden for the compassionate care Mary received during her stay.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Mary's memory to Villa St. Joseph of Baden, 1030 State Street, Baden, PA 15005.
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