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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CHELMSFORD-Scott R. Whalen, age 45, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, formerly of Hopkinton, devoted father, husband, and son, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the beloved husband of Lynn (Walker) Whalen to whom he has been married for 18 years, and loving father of Kylie, Lilie, and Caroline Whalen.
He was born in Framingham on July 29, 1966, and was the son of Richard G. Whalen of Natick and Linda Lee (Berry) Soby of Dennis.
Scott was raised and educated in Hopkinton and was a 1984 graduate of Hopkinton Junior-Senior High School. He earned his Bachelor Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1988. For the last 12 years has been employed as Vice President of Advertising for the Boston Herald newspaper. Scott was an avid sports enthusiast, although his greatest joy in life was being a Dad to his three loving daughters. Scott enjoyed coaching his girls on their sports teams and spending summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard with his family.
In addition to his loving wife, daughters, and parents, Scott is survived by his step-mother, Mary Burke Whalen of Natick; his step-father, John Soby of Dennis; his step-sister Geralyn Rodrigues and her husband Taylor of Newport, RI, mother-in-law and father-in-law George and May Walker of Billerica, and brother-in-law Patrick Walker and his wife Carmen of Huntingtown, MD.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 PM at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 o’clock at St. Irene Parish, 181 East Street, Carlisle. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Scott’s name to the Whalen Girls Family Trust c/o Bank of America, 2 Summer St., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Funeral Director Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.
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