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 â€śSmart Selectâ€ť 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 homeâ€™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 todayâ€™s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, â€śHonoring a Lifeâ€ť 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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North Greenbush-Elizabeth "Betty” Isler Hedden Mahar age 81 years of Best Road passed away on Monday November 22, 2004 at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. She was born in Albany and had been a resident of Rensselaer before moving to North Greenbush 53 years ago. She was a graduate of the College of St. Rose and was employed as nurse and teacher for the Rensselaer City School System. Betty was a member of Van Rensselaer Star Chapter #256 Order of the Eastern Star, the Albany Area Retired Teachers Association and the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling.
Wife of the late D. Jack Hedden and John F. Mahar; mother of Barbara (Raymond) Elliott of North Greenbush, Fred (Mary Bess) Hedden of East Greenbush, Beth (Ed) Mashmann of Albany, Michael (Jan) Mahar of State College, PA., Colleen (Paul) Thompson of North Greenbush, Frank (Paulette) Mahar of Scotia, John (Karen) Mahar of Latham and James (Lynn) Mahar of Knoxville, TN. Dear friend of James Davis of Malta. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral will be from the First United Methodist Church in East Greenbush (Gilligan and Hays Road) Saturday morning at 11:00. All are invited to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and call at the W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Friday from 4-8 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the XP Society 437 Snydertown Road Craryville, NY 12521.
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