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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Latham – Lydia Grindle Bugbee, 94, died on Monday, April 30, 2012, in the comfort of her own home, following a lengthy illness. A native of Maine, Lydia was born there, in Otter Creek, on November 2, 1917 and was the daughter of the late Freeman and Jennie Davis Grindle. She was a graduate of the University of Southern Maine at Gorham and of Boston University, Class of 1949, where she received a master’s degree in sociology. A resident of Latham since 1954, Lydia was employed, as a social worker, with Family and Children’s Service of the Capital Region from 1961 until her retirement in 1986. She was a member of the Newtonville United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Colonie Senior Citizens. She was the beloved wife of the late Merrill T. Bugbee who died in 1983 and the dear sister of the late Beulah McFarland, Ida Ahlblad, Freeman Grindle, Jr. and Donald Grindle. She is survived by her cherished daughter, Bonnie L. Bugbee of Cohoes as well as several loving nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 3 pm in the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham where the Reverend Steven Smith, Pastor of the Newtonville United Methodist Church will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service and may also visit with Lydia’s family on Thursday from 1 until 3 pm, prior to the service. A private cremation will follow and inurnment will take place in Memory Gardens, Colonie. In lieu of customary remembrances, donations to the Center for Disability Services, 314 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208, in memory of Lydia G. Bugbee, would be appreciated.
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