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.
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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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Ellen J. Magistro, 86, of Norwich, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born in Norwich on December 30, 1926, Ellen was the daughter of Charles E. and Margaret (Condon) Diefenbacher. She graduated from Norwich High School with the Class of 1946 and then worked for the phone company in Norwich for many years, beginning with C & U and retiring in 1986 from Verizon. Following her retirement, she spent several winters in Florida with her husband, Anthony.
Ellen was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church and of the Ave Maria Guild. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks. Besides her club activities, Ellen also enjoyed playing bingo, pokeno, playing cards, word find puzzles and attending senior functions.
On January 25, 1947, in St. Paul’s Church, Ellen married Anthony Magistro Sr. who survives. She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Anthony Magistro Jr. and his wife, Madelyn, of Norwich, Robert Magistro, of Norwich, Charles and Kay Magistro, of Ottawa, IL and Margaret Magistro, of Norwich; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Diefenbacher, of Norwich and sisters-in-law, Josephine Diefenbacher, of Greene and Mary Annesi, of Norwich. Ellen was predeceased by her parents and five brothers, John, Thomas, Bill, Bob and Dave Diefenbacher.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ellen will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Burial will take place in St. Paul’s Cemetery in the spring. There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in memory of Ellen may be made to St. Bartholomew’s Church, 73 East Main St., Norwich, NY 13815.
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