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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Burnal "Bob" Benson, 84, of East Hartford, left a loving wife and children on this day, Wednesday, (April 13, 2011). Born in Honeyville, Utah on October 5, 1926, a son of the late Reuben and Sibyl (Hunsaker) Benson, he had been a resident of East Hartford since 1948. Bob was a devoted husband married to Gloria "Glo" Benson for over 63 years. Bob was a gentle giant who leaves behind four daughters, Karen Tavernier, Kathy Benson, Kris Benson, Kim Beaver and a son, Keith Benson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kaye LeBrun. Bob is also survived by sons-in-law, Dave Tavernier, Floyd Gaskill, Ray LeBrun, and Rick Beaver; and a daughter-in-law, Anna Benson; a sister and her husband, Helen and Bob Woods of Nevada; a brother and his wife, Lynn and Ann Benson of Utah. Besides his beloved daughter and parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Erol and Lyle Benson. A true papa in every sense of the word, he leaves behind multiple grand and great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Bob served in the Pacific Theater during World War II as a Submariner with the U.S. Navy. He was retired from Hamilton Standard after 44 years as a General Foreman in the Shipping Department. Bob was a long-time faithful member of South Congregational Church, East Hartford, and a 21-year Auxiliary Trooper with the Connecticut State Police, Troop H. Papa was an avid reader who enjoyed line-dancing, biking, wii bowling, bocce, and Friday night dinners and a movie with his wife and best friends, Bunny and Bruce. Funeral services will be Tuesday (April 19, 2011) at 10 a.m. at the South Congregational Church, East Hartford with Rev. Al Turner officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Palmertown Cemetery, Bass Road, Scotland. (Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church on Tuesday morning). Bob's family will receive friends and relatives on Monday (April 18, 2011) from 4– 7:30 pm at the D'ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT 06118. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopo.com.
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