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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Shiels, James Jerome , age 83, a longtime Walpole resident, died on Saturday evening, May 16, 2009, at Caritas Norwood Hospital. Born in Medfield on January 26, 1926, he was a son of the late Jerome and Jessica I. (McFadden) Shiels. He graduated from Medfield High School in 1943 and shortly thereafter entered the U.S. Army. As a member of the Armored 19th Infantry Battalion, Jim saw combat in Central Europe and the Rhineland and was awarded two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the combat infantry badge. Jim was employed as a meat cutter with Stop & Shop in Dedham for more than 25 years at the time of his retirement. He was a member of the Walpole Knights of Columbus Council #1319, the Medfield American Legion Beckwith Post #110 and the Walpole V.F.W. Post #1588. He is survived by his wife, Grace C. (Evans) Shiels, a son, James J. Shiels, Jr. of Franklin, a daughter, Claire T. O’Keefe and husband Kevin of Norfolk, a sister, Margaret B. Newton of Medway, a brother, Peter J. Shiels of Medfield, and three grandchildren, James J. Shiels, III, and Gavin E. and Audrey G. O’Keefe. He was also a brother of the late Mary E. Whitney and Leo G. Shiels. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole, on Friday, May 22nd, at 10:00a.m. Burial with military honors will follow at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. Visiting hours will be held at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 Miller Street, Medfield, Thursday 4 – 8p.m. If desired, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond St., Walpole, MA 02081.
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