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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Albany-Sister Frances Mesley, RSM (Sister Mary Eileen) died Monday November 24, 2003, at Villa Mary Immaculate Nursing Home.
A Sister of Mercy for 65 years, Sister spent most of her years in education. Her teaching assignments included St. Joseph's Academy and Vincentian Grade School in Albany, St. Paul the Apostle Grade School and Catholic Central High School in Troy, as well as St. Mary's Oneonta and St. Agnes School in Cohoes. From 1983 to 1998, she served as Pastoral Associate at St. Madeleine Sophia Parish in Schenectady. In 1998 she retired and lived at 634 New Scotland Avenue until her recent illness.
The daughter of Helen and George Mesley, born in Troy, New York. Sister Frances is the niece of the late Katherine Walsh and is survived by several cousins.
Viewing hours will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday November 28, 2003 in the Convent of Mercy Chapel, 634 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. Friends and former students are welcome to attend a prayer service of remembrance in the Chapel at 7 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday November 29, 2003, in the Chapel. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Third Ave. Ext. East Greenbush.
The Sisters of Mercy are very grateful to the staff at the Villa Mary Immaculate Nursing Home for the excellent care given to Sister during her stay.
Contributions in memory of Sister Frances may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 310 So. Manning Blvd. Albany NY 12208.
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