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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CHELMSFORD - Edward McNamara after a long illness, passed away peacefully on September 22, 2013 at Willow Manor in Lowell MA. He was born on July 11,1928 in Malden, MA, son of the late Bernard and Margaret McNamara. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty, three children Edward McNamara and his wife Christine, Peggy Eastman and her husband Gerry, and Patty Raji and her husband Aziz. Ed adored and was very proud of his grandchildren Meagan and Gerard Eastman, Kyra and Kinsey McNamara, and Yasmine Raji. Edward is also survived by his brothers Walter and Robert McNamara. He was predeceased by his brothers Bernie, Richard, BIlly and Leonard, and his sister Louise. Ed graduated from Boston University with a BS in Business. He served as a rifleman in the US Army and was stationed in Japan. He loved sports and played both baseball and hockey. He was a very devoted supporter of his children's sports activities and their greatest cheerleader. Ed was a terminal manager for many major trucking companies. Later he opened his own business, Marketing Services Co. Ed was a kind gentle man. A wonderful husband, loving father and devoted and proud grandfather. Ed was well liked by everyone he interacted with. He will forever be remembered for his strong soul, and generous personality. Ed's family would like to thank the friends and staff of Willow Manor for the loving care he received during his time with them. Memorial visitation will be held at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD on Wednesday from 4 until 7 pm. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 10 o’clock at the Central Congregational Church, One Worthen St., Chelmsford, PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St. Lowell, MA 01854.
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