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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COLE, Brendan Charles age 22 of Allendale died Saturday, January 4, 2014. Born in Englewood, Brendan lived in Midland Park before moving to Allendale 15 years ago. He was a 2009 Graduate of Bergen Catholic High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Richmond. Brendan is survived by his loving parents, Brian and Gail (nee Feldner), his younger brothers, Connor and Colin and his grandparents, Eleanor Cole and George Feldner and his wife Patricia. Brendan was pre-deceased by his grandmother, Gloria Feldner and grandfather, Lewis “Chick” Cole. Brendan is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. While he was not with us for nearly long enough, Brendan lived life to the fullest. He loved life and collecting friends-he truly touched everyone he met with his outgoing personality and totally infectious laughter. He treasured all of his friendships, especially his friends from Bergen Catholic, Richmond and his fraternity, Sigma Chi. Full of life, laughter, happiness and adventure, Brendan will be deeply missed-for who he was and who he could have been. He will live on in our hearts forever. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday 10:00 Am at the Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ. Interment will follow in the George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. The Cole family will receive family and friends at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff on Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Wednesday, 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Brendan’s name to Bergen Catholic High School, ATT; Joe Branciforte, 1040 Oradell Avenue, Oradell, NJ 07649.
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