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.
Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations
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.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:
Marie H. (Horning) Kavanagh, 93, of Pt. Pleasant, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Mrs. Kavanagh was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, and moved to East Orange, where she lived for 50 years, before moving to Point Pleasant 26 years ago. She taught math in Millburn High School, St. Vincent’s Academy, Newark, and Gov. Livingston High School, Berkeley Heights, before retiring from full-time teaching in 1983. For many years thereafter, she was involved in mathematic home instruction for the Manasquan School District, until her retirement this past June. Mrs. Kavanagh was an active member of her parishes, both at Holy Name, East Orange, and Sacred Heart, Bay Head, and belonged to the Rosary Society. Mrs. Kavanagh was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Kavanagh, and her sisters, Alyce Guiliano and Marjorie Schwester. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Charles (Mary) Kavanagh, Alice (James) Donadio, Patricia (Robert) Galantucci, and Marie (John) Mercun. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Charles (Katie) Kavanagh, Edward Kavanagh, Christopher Kavanagh, Robert Galantucci, Daniel Galantucci, Ryan Finnesey, Jamie Donadio, Kristianne Donadio, Elissa Rickmers, Ariane Duarte, Rory Donadio, Caroline Murray, and John Mercun. In addition, she is survived by her great-grandchildren, Caroline Kavanagh, Charles Kavanagh, Sean Kavanagh, Rory Duarte, and Jolie Duarte, as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 2-4 and 6-9 P.M. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, Bay Head, on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 10 A.M., followed by interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 801 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ, 07702, would be appreciated.
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.