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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Florence Bailey Locastro Spampani, 87, a resident of Erie most of her life, died on Saturday evening January 5, 2008 at the Village at Luther Square following an extended illness. She was born in Erie on March 22, 1920 a daughter of the late George and Florence McGahan Bailey. Florence had worked as an office secretary at the Erie G.E. for 19 years and retired in 1977. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband of 27 years Tito J. Spampani; 2 sisters, Grace Truitt of Fairview and Virginia Nichols of Erie; a brother, Walter J. Bailey of Lawrence Park; a step daughter, Judy Lewis and her husband Edward of Erie; a step son, Robert Spampani and his wife Pamela of Seattle, WA; 2 grandchildren, Deborah Lewis of Erie and Rob Spampani of Seattle, WA; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her first husband John Locastro in 1971; 2 brothers, George "Gus" Bailey in 1984 and Howard C. Bailey in 1989. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, 5000 Wattsburg Road, Erie, corner of East Gore Rd. and Pine Ave., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM and are invited to prayer services there on Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Church at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your own choice.
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