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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Shrewsbury-William “Bill” Lawrence Haith, 84 died at home Tuesday, December 13, 2011 of lymphoma. He is predeceased by his wife Rose Radzik Haith. William was born in Philadelphia, PA., son of William Lawrence Haith and Agnes Donohue Haith Thibeault. He grew up in Southbridge, graduated from Mary E. Wells High School, and served in the U.S. Army 1945-1946. He graduated from Clark University in 1954, and he was employed by General Electric in Schenectady, NY. until 1956. He later taught at North High School and Tantasqua High School, Paton School and Beal School, then continued a long public career as teacher of English at Burncoat Sr. High School, retiring in 1988 Bill worked summers at Nature Training School, Holden MA as director of this summer camp in 1970, and as teacher of Ornithology, Meteorology, and Pond Life through the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was an avid hiker and camper, and also enjoyed traveling with his wife. He leaves his daughters, Mary Ann Smith of Shrewsbury, and Patricia Feijo and her husband, James of RI,; his son, William Lawrence, Jr. D.O> and his wife, Lisa, of Biddeford, ME; his five grandchildren: Sasha and Kayla Smith, and Sean, Michael and Angela Haith; and his dearest friend Natalie Aspero. A funeral Mass for William will be held on Monday December, 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury. There are no calling hours. Burial with Military Honors will take place in Mountain View Cemetery, Shrewsbury, following Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Mary’s Building Fund.
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