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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UTICA-Katy Jane Lesniak, 21 of George Place, Utica, passed away at her home unexpectedly on Friday, September 4, 2009. She was born in San Bernardino, California on April 10, 1988, daughter of the late Glenn Shaw and Kathryn (Smith) Shaw. Her mother, Kathryn, passed away on May 6, 2000. Katy was last employed with APAC, Utica. Survivors inlcude her cherished son, Cole Dowling of Ilion and his father Dan Dowling also of Ilion; two loving sisters: Hilary Lesniak and Heather Lesniak both of Ilion; two adored nieces: Hannah and Mia Adorino; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparent: Betty Jane Cogar and Frank Smith. A generous and caring young lady, Katy assisted those in need and always offered a helping hand; her kindness was a sign of her good-hearted nature. She was a beautiful woman as evident by her many modeling photo shoots. She welcomed into this world and accepted with love, pride and dedication her son, Cole and cherished the times she spent with him. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., between Frankfort and Ilion, 894-8000 from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2009 and invited to her funeral service commencing at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, also on Thursday. Burial services will be private.
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