Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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.
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Elena Mandara, 62 of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on June 13, 2013 at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, in Zion, IL, after a long battle with cancer.
Elena was born December 30, 1950 in Hackensack, NJ. She graduated from Hackensack High School and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was involved in working for schools, serving on the Indian River School Board. She worked for Vero Beach High School and Gifford Junior High School for 7 years, and was currently working as a cook for Fellsmere Elementary School for the last 3 years. Elena loved quilting and knitting, but also had a deep love for animals, especially chickens and her 2 dogs, Janeathon and Dominic. She was fond of the country life style and had many farm animals from sheep to bulls. For Elena, Sunday’s were a day of rest. She and her son Rocky would have movie marathons, and they especially loved watching Columbo or Married with Children. Recently, Elena and Rocky made a 1,300 mile trip to Zion, IL. For Rocky, those were the best days, and he will greatly miss his "Mudda."
Elena is survived by her loving son, Rocky Mandara; a good friend and ex-husband, George; and numerous relatives in New Jersey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Marie Ulturale; Grandma Camella; and a great-grandmother.
Elena's family would like to thank the staff at Midwestern Regional Medical Center for the loving care and support they showed Elena during her time of need. She was a strong woman, but never showed her pain. Memorial donations are suggested to the Family. "You always picked me up when I was down and you made me the person who I am today. I love you mom, can’t wait to see you again." Love Rocky.
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