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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Sandra L. “Sandy” (Emerson) Laplante, 64, of 12 Pine Avenue, Ashburnham, died Thursday, October 22nd in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ashburnham. Sandra was born in Fitchburg, on April 18, 1945, and was raised by her mother, Virginia (Jarvis) Albert and stepfather, Raymond J. Albert. Prior to retiring recently, Sandra was a sales associate employed by Westminster Pharmacy, Westminster, for six years. She was formerly employed by the Music Forum in Fitchburg and the Learning Express in Leominster. Sandra graduated with honors from Fitchburg High School, Fitchburg with the Class of 1963. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed square dancing with the Montachusett Twirlers. Sandra loved the ocean, enjoyed traveling to Maine and camping in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She enjoyed traveling to Vermont to square dance. Sandra leaves her husband of 45 years, Donald P. Laplante of Ashburnham; one son, Brian S. Laplante of Dublin, NH; three daughters, Michelle I. Smolinsky and her husband Stephen of Ashburnham, Karen A. Jess and her husband Scott of Gardner and Lori A. Maki and her husband Wayne of Fitchburg; eight grandchildren, Daniel J. Smolinsky, Scott M. Jess, Jr, Ryan D. Jess, Angel L. Jess, Alexis R. Laplante and Jamisen R. Laplante, Dillin W. Maki and Allie M. Maki; several aunts and uncles; one niece, and two nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Carl R. Emerson, Jr. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 28th at 11:00 a.m. in the Boucher Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Nichols Street, Gardner. Reverand John E. Horgan will officiate. Burial will be in New Cemetery, Ashburnham. Calling hours will be in the funeral home Tuesday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Mass., 393 Maple Street, Springfield, MA 01105.
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