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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UNION - Herrick C. Alley, 14, was found dead at his home here, Monday, March 10, 2003. Born in Augusta, June 25, 1988, he was the son Arthur E. and Kathy A. McGraw Alley. Educated in Union schools, Herrick was a member of the Freshman class at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. He enjoyed playing basketball, playing his guitar, skate-boarding, working on his computer and hanging out with his friends. Herrick is survived by his mother Kathy Phillips and her husband Melvin of Union; his father Arthur E. Alley and his companion Virginia Walker of South West Harbor; his brother Garrett E. Alley and his companion Jamie Merrifield of Union; his sister Amelia R. Alley and her companion Nick Peters of Thomaston; his maternal grandparents, Gerard and Stella McGraw of St. Petersburg, Florida, his paternal grandparents, Harold and Mary Alley of South West Harbor; five uncles, Andrew Alley of South West Harbor, Raymond McGraw, Alden and Lisa McGraw, Brian McGraw, Gerry McGraw and his companion Dottie all of New Hampshire; one aunt Cynthia Andeen and her husband Wayne of Connecticut; as well as many cousins. Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday evening at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. A service honoring Herrick's life and in support of his family, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 15, 2003 at South Hope Community Church Gymnasium, Route 17, South Hope. Pastor Norman Finnemore will officiate. Interment will be in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Breakwater Teen Shelter, 218 Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841 or the Herrick Alley Memorial Fund, an account established to aid families affected by suicide, C/O Camden National Bank, P.O. Box 135, Union, Maine 04862.
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