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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Charles John Beanland, 85, a long time resident of Acton, MA, died peacefully Friday, September 21, 2012 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Dorothy (Payne) Beanland, to whom he was married for 60 years. He is also survived by three children, Charles W. Beanland and his wife, Louise, of Acton, Peter Beanland of Nashua, NH, and Penelope Alberti and husband Lt. Col. George Alberti, USAF, Ret. of Severn, MD; and his beloved grandchildren, Ashley and George Alberti, III. Born in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, he was the son of the late Charles and Esther (Evans) Beanland, and was the brother of the late Christina, B. Keith, and Leslie S. Beanland. Mr. Beanland settled with his young family in the home they built in Acton in 1963, and was employed for many years at MITRE Corporation. As a Chartered Electrical, Radio and Aeronautical Engineer, he was well known and respected in the engineering fields. He was the President of Spectrum International Inc., a company devoted to amateur radio and weather satellites. He was a member of the MITRE Corp Radio Club for many years, where he taught many students studying for their amateur radio licenses. He was also a longtime member of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB), Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Amsat Amateur Radio League (AARL), and most recently the Westford Radio Club. He enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Canada with his family, and spending time the garden at his home. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Monday, September 24th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 10:00am in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Concord Road, Acton Center. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in Mr. Beanland's name to the Friends of the Acton Nursing Service, PO Box 541, Acton, MA 01720. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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