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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AUBURN-Edward P. “Eddie” Gilmartin, 77, of Auburn and Popponesset, died Monday, February 6, 2012 at the UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, after an illness. Eddie was a well known area master plumber, as the longtime time owner of Gilmartin Plumbing & Heating of Auburn for 50 years, as well as working as the Town of Auburn Plumbing and Gas Inspector for many years. He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Mary Lou (O’Connor) Gilmartin; their six children, Edward Gilmartin, Jr. of Boston, Lt. Col. Robert Gilmartin, US Army and his wife Lt. Col. M. Kathy Gilmartin of Falls Church, VA; Matthew Gilmartin and his wife Molly of Sudbury, Kathleen M. Prunier and her husband Adrien of Spencer, Brian Gilmartin and wife Carla of Auburn, and Colleen M. Moynihan and her husband James of Clayton, NC; his 11 grandchildren, Connor, Meaghan, Liam Gilmartin, Abigail, Michaela and Kelly-Lynn Gilmartin, Mary Margaret “Maggie” Prunier, Sean and Margaret Gilmartin, and Brady and Reagan Moynihan; his former daughter-in-law, Elisa Gilmartin-Davis of Sudbury; his siblings, William and his wife Ruth of Falmouth and Naples, Fl, John Gilmartin and his wife Frances of Worcester, Barbara DeMarco of Tequesta, FL, Bernard Gilmartin and his wife June of Stuart, FL, his sisters-in-law, Nancy Gilmartin of Aurore, Ont. Canada and Ann Gilmartin of Port Charlotte, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Robert, Paul and Richard. He was born in raised in Worcester, a son of the late Bernard and Louise (Holmquist) Gilmartin and has lived in Auburn for many years. He graduated from South High School. Eddie was a longtime member of the North American Martyrs Parish in Auburn, where he served as an usher at the 8:30 AM Sunday Mass for many years. He served his community in several ways through the years, including as a Cub Scout leader, a member of the Rotary Club of Auburn, and as a Town Meeting Member for Precinct 3. He was also a member of the Massachusetts Plumbing Association. He enjoyed gardening, his dogs, spending his free time at the Cape and was known as a master firewood stacker. He especially loved when he was able to spend time with his children and grandchildren playing sports. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Eddy’s family on Friday, February 10th from 4-7 PM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. His family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Saturday, February 11th at 9:45 AM and then celebrate his funeral Mass at 11 AM in the North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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