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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Sophie Kowalsky, 87, died peacefully on Monday September 11, 2006 at Stamford Hospital. Born May 5, 1919 in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Julian and Veronica Usczinska Gumkowski. She was a retired supervisor having worked for Paper Novelty Manufacturing Co. for twenty years. She is survived by her loving daughter, Dottie Corbo of Stamford; a sister, Josephine Shuhl of Pound Ridge, NY; two brothers, Frank Gumkowski of Greenwich; and Joseph Gumkowski of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Walter Kowalsky. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday September 16, 2006 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Washington Blvd, Stamford, at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Office of Radio and Television, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712. Arrangements are being handled by the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford. www.cognetta.com
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