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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Louis Sclafani, 61 died on August 26, 2012 at home after a long illness, with his family by his side. Born in Carmel, NY on June 6, 1951, he was eldest son of the late Frank Sclafani and Rosalie (Frontiero) Sclafani. He was a graduate of Carmel High School and earned an Associates Degree from North Shore Community College, in Massachusetts. He was a hard working entrepreneur with an inquisitive nature, boundless energy, and determined spirit. In 1980, he opened Sclafani Petroleum in Pawling, NY and later moved the business to Mahopac, NY which he owned and operated up until his illness. Louis loved to spend time with his grandchildren, go on adventures, play chess, and have good conversation. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by two daughters, Roseann L. Luongo and her husband Wade, Melissa G. Calabro and her husband Bernard; grandchildren, Gavin and Nolan Luongo, Victoria, Elizabeth and Bernard, Jr. Calabro; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bridget and Brian Fish, Maria and Jeffrey Delaney; two brothers and sister-in-law Jerome D. and Maureen Sclafani, and Francisco Sclafani; former wife and the mother of his children, Helen Sclafani; his friend, Denise Placek, who was by his side throughout his illness; also lovingly survived by many caring cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sister, Charlene A. Sclafani. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the McHoul Funeral Home of Fishkill, Inc., 1089 Main Street, Fishkill, New York. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., a Celebration of Life will be held, during which relatives & friends may share stories and reflections in Louis’ memory. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Saint Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill, New York. Memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1154, Alexandria Virginia, 22313, www.diabetes.org. For driving directions, online condolences and memorial donations, please visit Louis’ Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.
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