Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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.
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Joseph G. Franco of 15 Carver Circle, Simsbury, beloved husband of Debbie Franco, died suddenly Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at John Dempsey Hospital. He was born February 22, 1948, in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1970 with a BA in Business and Accounting and served in the US Army as a First Lieutenant. He went on to work in pubic accounting as a CPA and earned his MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1984. Joe was the Chief Financial Officer at Haydon Switch and Instrument, Inc., prior to his retirement in 2008.
Joe loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he was the kind of man who always put his family first. He was passionate about cars, enjoyed jazz, red wine, and the outdoors. He will be remembered dearly for his wit, candor, and honesty.
Joe is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Corrie Franco of Austin, TX, and Brian and Joelene Franco of Columbia, TN; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerard and Laura Franco of Binghamton, NY; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janet and Bill Haberman of Glen Head, NY, Barbara and Bruce Jones of Victor, NY, and Carol Franco of Mineola, NY; two grandchildren Lucia and Giacomo Franco of Austin TX, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury, Tuesday, April 14th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 15th, 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 942 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, 279 New Britain Road, Suite 5, Kensington, CT 06037 in honor of Joe’s mother, Wilma Franco. For online condolences, please visit www.vincentfuneralhome.com.
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