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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Theresa R. Goodwin 1927 – 2011 SPRINGFIELD – Theresa R. (Skala) Goodwin, 83, of Springfield, died on Sunday June 19, 2011 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born in Springfield on July 6, 1927 a daughter of the late Henry J. and Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Skala and was a 1945 graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield. Theresa was employed for 35 years in the Payroll Department at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Theresa was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Theresa’s family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the nurses and the staff of the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, Dr. Richard Steingart and Dr. John Bedford for their loving and compassionate care of Theresa during her illness. Theresa will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her including her children, Robert E. Goodwin, Jr. of Springfield, Kathleen A. O’Neill and her husband James of Dublin, OH, Mary T. Chenevert and her husband Peter of Red Hook, NY, Thomas J. Goodwin of Hamden, CT, Joan E. Sherman and her husband Peter of Longmeadow, Elizabeth J. “BJ” Goodwin and Jay Pooler of West Springfield, and William H. Goodwin and his wife Susan of Springfield; her grandchildren, Sarah Leonard and her husband Ben, Robert Goodwin, III, James O’Neill and his wife Jennifer, Christopher O’Neill, Nicholas O’Neill and his fiancée Margret Virostek, Michael Chenevert and his wife Christa, William Chenevert, Andrew, Jennifer and Matthew Sherman, and Kelly and Jenna Goodwin; and her great grandchildren, Jack and Layla Chenevert, and Dylan Leonard. Theresa also leaves her brother, Henry J. Skala and his wife Rita of Longmeadow; her sister, Geraldine M. Skala of Springfield; and her many nephews and nieces and extended family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Skala; and her sister, Elizabeth Skala. Theresa’s family will receive friends on Wednesday June 22, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road in Springfield. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 23, 2011 beginning at 8:30 a.m. from Sampson’s Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1900 Allen Street, with Rites of Committal and Interment to follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery, 1601 State Street, all in Springfield. Donations may be made in Theresa’s memory to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care in care of Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199.
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