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.
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Brian L. ManzaBaileyville – Brian L. Manza, 59, passed away Monday, December 22, 2008 at Kindred Hospital in Peabody, MA after a long and courageous battle against Agent Orange. Brian was born June 11, 1949 at St. Stephen, NB Canada, the son of the late Elizabeth (Bires) Manza and Louis Manza, both of Baileyville. After graduating from Woodland High School in 1967, Brian entered the US Army from ’67 to ’69. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the Co C5th Bn (M), 60th INF and 1st INF DIV, Tet Offensive. After returning, Brian attended college at the University of Maine at Machias, graduating in 1973. While in high school, the service and college, Brian played basketball, ran cross country, and boxed. He set numerous records for basketball and cross country at Woodland High School. In 1967, he was State High School Cross Country Champion. He ran the Boston Marathon and Pike’s Peak and was on the US Army Ft. Carson boxing and running teams. Brian was the President of Sunrise County Roadrunners, a Representative of State of Maine for BRAVO, member of the W.T. Wren Post #123 American Legion in Baileyville, AAU, the DAV of Orrington, and was the founder and President of The Washington (Sunrise) County Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He enjoyed spending time at his place on Meddybemps Lake and in the Southwest, U.S. Brian is survived by his brother, Joseph Manza and wife Jane of Alexander; two nephews, Christopher of Alexander and Jason of Brewer; and a half-brother Ralph Manza of Baileyville. He was special to many people and will be remembered by his dear aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous other family members. Brian will be missed by his special friends, Jim, Mike, Charlie, Billy, Cecil, Jeff, Richard, Linda, Anne, Ivan and the Bohanon boys. Special thanks go to the staff of NHCU 73 and the ICU of Togus. He was their “hero”. Brian joins his two beloved dogs who were his loyal companions over the years, Duke, who went to college with Brian and ran beside him in his road races, and Sandy, who had served as his and his mother’s guardian angel throughout her life with them. Brian never stopped fighting the war in Vietnam. He dedicated his life to actively educating people about Agent Orange. He kept fighting so those that were affected by and died from Agent Orange, and their children, would have hope and recognition. His perseverance and fortitude helped him fight the fight for forty years. Through donations, Brian had erected two large stones in the Veteran’s Park in Baileyville that represent two pages torn from a history book that contains theses words: “This stone is to serve as a reminder of our profound gratitude to the proud brave men and women of Washington (Sunrise) County Maine. To those who served, To those who died, To those still missing, and to those still suffering physically as well as psychologically as a result of their service to the nation in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. July 8, 1959 – May 15, 1975 This stone commemorates those veterans of the Vietnam War who died not by enemy action but rather by their exposure to the toxic chemicals used by our forces against the enemy as defoliants. We hereby commemorate those who fell and those who continue to fall from the devastating effects of those toxins. May this memorial serve as a gesture of compassion to their families. We pray that the horror and destruction unleashed by the use of such lethal substances will never be repeated. “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterward.” Theodore RooseveltAt the request of the family, a memorial service will be held at a date to be announced in the spring. Donations in memory of Brian may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Bangor, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be made at www.maysfuneralhome.com Cemetery: Woodland Cemetery Ryan Road Baileyville, ME 04694 (map/driving directions) Services: St. James The Greater R.C. Church (map/driving directions)
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