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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Frank A. Roberts, 56, of Wickwire Rd., Hubbardsville, NY, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. He was born November 5, 1954 in Utica, a son of the late Aubrey and Jane Allen Roberts, and was a graduate of Hamilton Central School. On October 22, 1983, Frank married Penny Ray in East Hamilton. He was a calibration technician and product specialist at Norwich Aero for 16 years. Previously, he had worked at Utica Corp., Bossert, Champion Homes and Cheseborough Ponds. Frank was a loving, devoted husband and father whose greatest joy was spending time with his family. Among his favorite pastimes was watching sports, especially football, cooking, and baking “Frank’s Cookies”. He also greatly enjoyed the company of his canine companions, Baxter, Pudge, Abby, and his “grand-dog” Solomon. Frank was a member of the Columbus Community Church. Surviving are his wife, Penny; his sons, Brandon Roberts of Norwich; Kyle A. Roberts and his fiancé Sharon of Owego; Jonah Roberts and Annie, Andy Roberts and Kylie, all of Hubbardsville; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Judy Roberts of Norwich; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and David Smith of New Berlin; Jane and Thomas Furner of Hamilton; Kathy Bunting and Barry Brown of Hubbardsville; and Sharon Von Matt of Waterville; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the Columbus Community Church, Rt. 80, Columbus, NY. Interment will be in the Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville in the spring. Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Contributions in his memory may be made to Operation Hope, c/o Columbus Community Church, 4611 Route 80, New Berlin, NY 13411.
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