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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Michael “Mike” Thomas Damato, 66, of Manchester and formerly Glastonbury, beloved companion of Joyce Holland, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday (July 31, 2013) after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on December 31, 1946 in Hartford, he was the son of the late John T. and Minnie (McGhee) Damato and had lived in the area all his life. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Mike worked for the City of Hartford for 28 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the VFW Post 9929 in West Hartford and was very actively involved with the Church of the Assumption, Manchester. In addition to the love of his life, Joyce, with whom he shared his home, Mike will be dearly missed by his four sons, Dr. Eric Damato and his wife Amy of Newington, Dr. Gregory Damato and his wife Hillary of Central America, Dr. Nicholas Damato and his wife Mary of Marlborough and Michael Damato of Glastonbury; eight adored grandchildren with one more on the way, Kathryn, Joseph, Caleb, Elijah, Lola, Colin, Mason and Annabelle Damato; the mother of his children, Diane Marie (Sheaffer) Damato; three brothers, Gary R. Damato of Enfield, Richard J. Damato and John G. Damato, both of West Hartford; his sister, Sandra Lee Damato of Windsor; his stepfather, William Jobbette and several nieces and nephews, extended family members and numerous special friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. The family will receive relatives and friends TODAY from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Donations in Mike’s memory may be made to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 96764, Washington, DC 20090-6764. For online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopo.com.
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