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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Miss Barbara Ann Hudson was born October 20, 1942, in Opelika, AL. She was the third child born to the late Laura Mae Hudson and Deacon Joseph Hudson, Sr. The family migrated to Bristol, CT in 1947 where Barbara was a product of the Bristol Public School System, graduating from Bristol Eastern High School in 1960. After high school she attended Morse College in Hartford, CT and received a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts, located in Amherst, MA. During her residency in Washington, DC, Barbara was instrumental in obtaining recognition of African American artists to be honored by the National Conference of Artists at the White House. This was the first celebration of African American artists hosted by President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter. Her biography was listed in “Who’s Who in America”. As Executive Director of the Amistad Foundation of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT she was the first African American Curator and the museum’s first curator of African American Art for many years. She later became principal of Barbara A. Hudson & Associates, a fine art curatorial consulting firm specializing in African American Art, and the gallery at 44 Capital. Barbara served at the pleasure of the Governor of Connecticut on the Connecticut Historical Commission. She was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, National Parks Service, Underground Railroad Advisory Committee. She was appointed to the University of Hartford’s Board of Regents Academic Affairs and Credentials Committees and its Hartford Art School Board of Turstees. She worked closely with upcoming and well-known artists in Hartford, CT, Albany, NY, Washington, DC and other major cities. She traveled extensively and was nationally recognized as a lecturer, art consultant and curator of African American Art. She has published articles of her art experience and published documentation of her travels. Her expertise as a curator and knowledge as an art consultant will be greatly missed. She leaves to celebrate her life, her father Deacon Joseph Hudson, Sr., of Bristol, CT; two brothers, Joseph Hudson, Jr., of Hampton, NJ and Robert Charles Hudson of Bristol, CT; one sister, Linda S. Ferguson (Clifford) of Bristol, CT; two nephews, Dana S. Hudson of Orlando, FL and Michael L. Hudson (Hillary) of Washington, NJ; two nieces, Pamela D. Joseph (John) of Effort, PA and Karen D. Jackson (Phillip) of Easton, PA; Special dear friends Gwendolyn Gardner (Robert) of Windsor, CT and Blaun Eva Brewton (Hiram) of Washington, DC and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Great Nieces, Great Nephews and Friends. She was predeceased by her eldest sister, Minnie Jean Hudson and her mother, Quilter Laura Mae Hudson. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 11AM in DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10AM to 11AM on Tuesday before the memorial service.
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