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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Groff, Earl F. BRUNSWICK Earl F. Groff, 71, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pittstown, he was the son of the late Clarence and Frances Pike Groff. A lifelong Brunswick resident, he was in the trans-portation industry and was the owner-operator of the Groff Trucking Company until his retirement. Earl was a master of all trades and enjoyed working around the house he built and helping others with projects of all descriptions. He was a dedicated, hardworking, devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed traveling and had been all over the country and throughout the Caribbean with his beloved wife of over 31 years, Victorine Fitzsimmons Groff. His presence will be missed but the memories will always be in our hearts. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his children, Donald Groff of Troy, Barbara Burkhart, Kevin Groff of Wynantskill, Debbie Willis of Fla., Chrissy (Rocco) Oppedisano of Brunswick, Kyle (Kim Lindeman) Groff of Wynantskill, and Stephanie (John) Comitale of North Greenbush; his sisters, Ruth Davila of Schaghticoke, Margaret Grieco of Latham and Marion Niekarcz of Syracuse; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Clarence and Franklin and his lifelong friends, Janice and Wayne Doscher. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 16 at 11:00 a.m. from Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy. Friends and relatives are invited and may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the , 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. Directions and condolence page at www.parkerbrosmemorial.com
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