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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Waterbury, CT. Mrs. Aletta (Joyce) Smith, age 87, formerly of East Mitchell Ave Cheshire, died Thursday, November 27, 2008 at the Summit Health Care in Plantsville. She was the widow of John F. Joyce. Alettaw was born on September 6, 1921 in Waterbury, the daughter of the lateWinfred and Nora (Lyons) Smith. She was educated in local schools and was a devoted mother and homemaker. She enjoyed reading and knitting. Aletta’s family wishes to extend a special thank you and acknowledge all the nurses and aides at the Summit Healthcare Center for the wonderful care that they provided their mother over the many years of her illness. Aletta is survived by two sons, Danny Joyce and his wife Rosemary of Waterbury and Tim Joyce and his wife Lisa of Oregon as well as two daughters, Mrs. Anne Fernandes and her husband Joe of Waterbury and Susan Joyce of Fairfield CT. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Her son, Bart Joyce is deceased. Funeral Services for Mrs. Smith will be private and will be held at the convenience of the family. The Casey-O’Donnell Family Funeral Home 1581 East Main St. Waterbury has been entrusted to assist the family with arrangements. For additional information, to leave an e-condolence or light a virtual candle, kindly visit the funeral home’s website at www.caseyodonnell.com.
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