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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Ralph Peling, 69, of Simsbury died unexpectedly Sunday, June 15, 2008 at home. He was a long time employee of Combustion Engineering in Windsor before retiring in 1999. During those many years he was primarily a Nuclear Fuel Bundle Assembler. At one point he served as the President of the local Teamsters Union. After retirement he continued to work, following up on his life long interest and support of the Boy Scouts of America by working at the Scout Shop in East Hartford until last year when his health forced him to finally rest. His passions included a lifelong love of the New York Mets. He took great pride in being able to fix things himself. Ralph loved woodworking, camping, scouting and just being outdoors, having recently taken up gardening. His sense of humor, his work ethic and his thoughtfulness will all be greatly missed. Ralph grew up in up-state New York, one of 13 brothers and sisters. He moved to Connecticut in the early 1960’s. He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Marjorie and siblings, James, Ted, Robert, Blanche Nash and Mary Hall. He is survived by his sisters, Alice Cain, Betty Storesburg, Marjorie Carpenter, Linda Dishman, Clara Bush and Sally Matuszczak as well as many much loved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife and best friend of 17 years, Patricia of Simsbury; his mother-in-law, Doris Luma of Florida and ten children, David Peling of Granby, Diane Brown of York, ME, Robert Peling of Wethersfield, Kathie Courser and John Klemonsky of Granby, Tim Klemonsky of Newport, RI, James Klemonsky of Florida and Steve Klemonsky, Susan Fedorjaczenko and Paul Klemonsky all of Simsbury as well as more than 20 grandchildren whom he adored and loved to spend time with. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated Thursday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby with the Reverend Denny P. Moon officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Vincent Funeral Home, Simsbury is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Mid-America Council, 12401 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68164-1853. For on-line condolences or directions please visit www.vincentfuneralhome.com.
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