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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Martha J. “Marty” (Murphy) Baillargeon, 66, of 117 French Road, Templeton, died in her residence surrounded by her loving family, Sunday, November 18th following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Gardner on November 20, 1940, the daughter of the late William P. and Blanche (Lamarche) Murphy. Martha and her daughter were co-owners of Rubber Stampleton in Templeton for 7 years, until her retirement in 2000. She was previously employed by Central Mass Health Care in Worcester, and was a hairdresser, employed by Armand Hair Salon in Fitchburg. Martha graduated from Gardner High School with the class of 1958. Her hobbies included, cooking, music, crocheting, sewing, photography, reading mystery books, flower gardening and watching television, especially crime shows and comedy shows. She was very artistic and enjoyed oil painting, paper-crafts, beading and glass lamp work. Martha loved her grandchildren and most enjoyed spending time with them. She leaves her husband of 44 years, Roland A. Baillargeon of Templeton; one son, James R. Baillargeon of Templeton; three daughters, Deborah L. Baum of Utica, NY, Michelle D. Baillargeon of Cottonwood, AZ and Pamela K. Nugent of Templeton; four brothers, James F. Murphy and his wife Barbara of Palm Coast, FL, Franklin J. Murphy of Gardner, Mark D. Murphy and his wife Claire of Templeton and Paul B. Murphy and his wife Marcia of Templeton; five grandchildren, Taryn, Paige and Stephanie Baum, Matthew Nugent and Allyson Simkiewicz; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Armand W. Murphy who died September 24, 2006. Funeral services and burial will be held Wednesday, November 21st in the Massachusetts Veteran Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon at 2:30 pm. Calling hours in Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner, will be Tuesday, November 20th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Visiting Nursing Association, Hospice Program, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440.
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