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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Francis X. Basquill, 91, loving husband of the late Lois Baker Basquill, passed away on April 2, 2013 at Avery Heights Health Care, Hartford, CT. following a long and courageous battle with pulmonary disease. Francis was born on December 3, 1921 in Troy, New York to the late Edward P. Basquill and Mary Broderick Basquill. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to West Haven, CT. where he resided and raised his family. He was a veteran of World War II, proudly serving his country in the United States Army. Upon discharge as a Sergeant from the Army, he enrolled in Providence College graduating in 1948 with a BS degree in Accounting. He worked for the New Haven Gas Company as well as serving in the Finance Department for the City of New Haven for many years until his retirement. He was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, a true gentleman. A prolific reader, he also loved puttering around his yard, and his daily walks along the boardwalk of his beloved West Haven. His love of God and his country could only be surpassed by the love he had for his family. He will be sadly missed. He is survived by his four children, daughters Sharon A. (David) Furtak of Wallingford, CT., Patricia A. (Timothy) Pickering of Essex, CT.; sons Edward P. Basquill of Ocala, Florida and Michael F. Basquill of Del Ray Beach, Florida, two grandsons, Kevin and Edward Basquill and five step-grandchildren Donna (Ted) Pengel, Dr. Sharon C. Furtak, Ph.D., Roxana (Jonathan) Ploski, Nelson Pickering and Elizabeth (Brandon) Pearce. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret C. Basquill and brothers Harold, Vincent and Edward P. Basquill, Jr. The family wishes to thank the staff of Avery Heights for their kindness and care. Visitation will be Sunday April 7th from 4 to 6pm at the West Haven Funeral Home at the Green. His funeral procession will leave the funeral home Monday morning at 10:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 in the Church of St. Louis. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamden. Donations in his memory may be made to CMTA (Charcot Marie Tooth Association), P.O. Box 105, Glenolden, PA. 19036.
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