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.
Placeholder - to be replaced with Donations
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.
To notify the funeral home of your interest, complete and submit the following form:
Vera (Boyd) Muraro (nee VanGampler) Age 95, of Joliet, passed away Friday, December 17, 2010 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. She was born July 23, 1915 in Wilmington, IL. to the late Julius and Ida (nee Green) VanGampler. Surviving are her children, Thomas E. Boyd, Verna Jean (Thomas) Knorr, Malcolm (Rose) Boyd, Richard (Lynn) Boyd and Ida Louise Muraro. Vera was a proud grandmother of four generations of grandchildren, recently becoming a great-great-great grandmother. She is also survived by two sisters, Norman (late Walter) Fang and Mary (Harry) Fox as well as numerous nieces nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her husbands, William Boyd (1947) and Eugene J. Muraro (1991); children, Anna Mae (Arthur) Wallace, Lillias Carnes and William Boyd Jr. and six grandchildren. Vera had a strong work ethic and was employed at the Joliet Arsenal (APSA), the Seneca Shipyards, Bertha Brown, and finally Crawford Bus Service, retiring a month shy of her 81st birthday, after 31 years as a bus driver. She will fondly be remembered by her family as a very strong willed lady with great resolve. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Loy Schlote officiating. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park. Memorials to her family would be appreciated. Visitation Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the services begin at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black Rd. at Essington Rd., Joliet For information (815) 741-5500
In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.