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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Mary L. Scerno (nee De Martini) of Yonkers, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2006 at her home where she resided for the past 63 years and where she had been lovingly cared for by her son Lawrence and daughter-in-law, Maria for the past 30 years. She was born in Brooklyn on January 3, 1912 to Lawrence A. & Rosalia (nee Ferigno) De Martini. After graduating highschool, She worked as a payroll accountant at Austin Nichols. At the age of 21, She married the love of her life, Benedict J. Scerno and had three children, Joseph, Lawrence & Rose Marie. While raising their children, Mary worked at Otis Elevator Co. as a payroll accountant, as well as at Arnold Bakeries. After retiring at age 65, she did volunteer work, teaching children to read. Mary Scerno who embraced all religions, was a parishioner of St. Denis Church, belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi at Sacred Heart Church, and to the Jewish Community Center for many years. She is survived by her three loving children; J. Benedict Scerno of Clark Summit, PA; Lawrence A. & daughter-in-law Maria Scerno of Yonkers and Rose Marie Olsen-Castronovo and son-in-law Charles Castronovo of Cortlandt Manor, NY. Her devoted sister Margaret Karalis as well as her cherished grandchildren Kathleen Olsen-Cosentino and her husband Salvatore Cosentino of Alpharetta, GA and grandsons Joseph B. Scerno and wife Debbie Scerno of Jacksonville, FL and George Scerno of Larchmont, NY and a great grandson, Jason Scerno of Jacksonville, FL. Mary Scerno was predeceased by her husband Benedict J. Scerno and grandson, Eric David Olsen. She was also predeceased by her sisters Catherine De Martini, Susan Toman and brothers Ralph and Charles De Martini.
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