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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Carl J. “Sonny” Sardo, 76, of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday (September 19, 2012). Born on February 11, 1936 in Hartford, he was the son of the late Sebastian “Johnny” and Sylvia (Cosmini) Sardo. For most of his life he lived in Hartford, he also lived in Old Lyme for many years where he was known as “The Mayor” of Sound View Beach. He served in the U.S. Army. Carl worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 35 for 40 years. He is survived by his children: Laura A. Sardo and her son Jacob of Hartford, John S. Sardo and his wife Kelly and their children, John, Jordan, Michael, Kevin and Sophia all of Glastonbury; and Collette R. Giarratano and her husband Antonino and their children Alexandra and Antonino, of Glastonbury; his brother, Sebastian J. Sardo, Jr. of Hartford; his aunt, Anita Fisher of NJ and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Carl also leaves behind his former wife, Collette. Carl will be missed by his many friends, especially his group of friends from the Nutshell and the Arena. Carl made an impression on everyone he met and his presence will be deeply missed. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Sally Coffey. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday (September 24) at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 494 New Britain Ave., Hartford. Everyone is asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Donations in Carl’s memory may be made to The Jacob McGruder Tuition Fund, C/O Dutch Point Credit Union, 195 Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, CT 06109. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.
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