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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AUGUSTA, MAINE Joseph J.”Joe” Panek, age 75, died peacefully at his home following a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. He was born in Augusta, ME on June 9, 1937 the son of the late Joseph A. and Stella (Slonina) Panek. Joe was a graduate of Cony High School and had been a communicant of St. Michael’s Parish. He had been employed by Daniel’s Motor Parts which later became CarQuest, for over 40 years. Joe was a dedicated member of the Fox Glen Snowmobile Club in Augusta where he volunteered countless hours, as snowmobiling was one of his greatest passions. Along with snowmobiling, Joe’s love for car racing started when he was a school boy and continued throughout his life. Whether it was Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway or watching NASCAR on television, it would always put a smile on his face. His children were always the highlight of his life and he will be sadly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy (Lajoie) Panek of Augusta; two daughters: Amy Kilbreth and her husband Jeremy of Topsham and Kate Maddocks of Searsmont; a son, David Panek and his companion Brenda Garand of Vassalboro; his grandchild, Christopher Kilbreth and a former son-in-law, Bennie Maddocks as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, October 12th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 13th at 11 AM. Burial and committal prayers will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s memory may be made to: Fox Glen Snowmobile Club, PO Box 4654, Augusta, ME, 04330.
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