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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NASHUA-Helen P. (Wind) Hermance, 87, of Nashua, a former longtime resident of N.Chelmsford, passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Terrace on Monday, March 12, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter B. Hermance. She was born in Yonkers, NY on December 6, 1924 and was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Dunne) Wind. Prior to her retirement, Helen was employed by the Empire Shop in Medford, MA. She worked in retail sales most of her life, as well as raising a large family. She was a communicant of St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford. Helen enjoyed many years as an active volunteer with the Chelmsford Senior Center where she received many awards for her volunteer efforts. She was also a longtime member and chapter officer of TOPS. Helen lived a full life and among other things enjoyed traveling with her friends. Her greatest source of pride and sense of accomplishment was raising her children. Helen is survived by her children; Ralph A. Hermance and his wife Carol of FL, Gregory J. Hermance and his wife Maryann of Malden, Barbara J. Buttrick and her husband Alan of Nashua, Robert W. Hermance and his wife Shelli of Danvers, and her daughter-in-law Linda Hermance of N. Chelmsford, as well as 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her son James A. Hermance of N.Chelmsford in 2011. Visiting hours will be on Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 115 Middlesex St., North Chelmsford. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
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