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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Vitold P. (Poppy) Vaitekunas age 91 of Bridgeport, beloved husband of 45 years to Josephine Ruziskey Vaitekunas died peacefully on Friday June 12, 2013 with his family by his side. Born in Bridgeport he was the son of the late Peter and Amelia Loskikinin Vaitekunas. A lifelong Bridgeport Resident, he was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Army as a Sergeant with the 416th Bombardment Squadron he had participated in campaigns in Algeria, Rome, Normandy and the Rhineland. A retired employee of Sikorsky Aircraft where he worked for over 25 years as a manufacturing engineer and was a member of its Quarter Century Club and Sikorsky Retirees. A past vice president and member of the Lithuanian Young Men’s Society, Vitold was also a member of the Elks of Bridgeport, Knights of Columbus-Mother Cabrini Counsel, V.F.W. Post #7788 Milford and the American Legion Sylvan Crest Post #177. Vitold enjoyed the big bands and polka music and was a member of the polka cousins. He enjoyed swimming, gardening and the landscaping of his property and after a long day of hard work Vito had his Starbucks coffee. A special note of thanks to St. Joseph’s Manor, the nurses and aides on the second floor A and its hospice care unit especially Wendy and Sheen for their compassionate care. Survivors in addition to his wife Josephine, a daughter Jean Cravalho, granddaughter Jeannie Franco, great-grandchildren, Nicole and Christina Franco, a great great-grandson Tanner Franco all of Bridgeport, a daughter-in-law Jean Sibick of Stratford, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son Robert Sibick. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10am in St. Andrews Church followed by interment with full military honors in St. John’s Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours will take place on Sunday from 4 to 7 pm in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport
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