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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AT THE O'NEILL FUNERAL HOME - Eunice M. (Wheeler) Samoska age 86 of Thomaston passed away peacefully July 11, 2011 at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of William B. Samoska. Eunice was born January 8, 1925 in Waterbury, a daughter of the late William R. and Marion (Britton) Wheeler and lived in Thomaston for the past 40 years. She was a graduate of Leavenworth High School. Prior to her retirement Eunice worked at the former Thomaston Special Products for several years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, drawing and hand crafting decorative dolls. Eunice was an avid New York Yankee fan and was alive for 26 of the teams 27 World Series Championships. She and her late husband devoted many years as foster parents for both boys and girls who were in need of a loving home. She leaves two daughters Marion Samoska of Thomaston, Tina Allen and her husband James of Thomaston, two grandchildren Ryan Rogozinski and his wife Noungning of Forestville, Samantha Amodeo of Thomaston, two sisters Muriel Samoska of Oakville, Barbara Wheeler of Thomaston, and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her great grandson Ivan William Rogozinski. She was predeceased by a sister Arlene Brightman. Funeral services and burial are private and at the convenience of her family. There are no calling hours. The O’Neill Funeral Home, 742 Main Street, Oakville has been entrusted with arrangements. To extend online expressions of sympathy to her family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at www.oneillfuneralhome.com.
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