Florists in Athol, MA
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Athol Flower Shops
2108 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
89 Intervale Avenue
Athol, MA 01331
Athol MA News
Apr 4, 2021
Flower sale underway in Ferry | News, Sports, Jobs - Martins Ferry Times Leader
“That’s where we all go,” K of C member Bruce Tratar said of attending church services. “This is a Catholic organization.”
The K of C also annually donates to the city Fourth of July fireworks display, which is typically put on by the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce. They also donate money to the Coats for Kids program at Christmastime.
Gdula said the K of C ordered about 270 pots of perennial flowers including tulips, lilies, hyacinths and daffodils.
“Hyacinths are the most popular,” he said.
The Knights’ flower sale got somewhat of a late start on Wednesday. It was supposed to begin at noon, but the flowers did not arrive from the grower until about 1:30 p.m. The grower’s truck was stuck in traffic on Interstate 70 caused by a vehicle accident.
The bold, healthy-looking flowers were grown by Strader’s Garden Center of Grove City, Ohio.
“I order them in February. They have a huge greenhouse,” Gdula said, adding the Knights can take cash or a check at the sale.
The Knights of Columbus, which has councils across the country, was founded in 1882 by the Rev. Michael McGivney in Connecticut.
“Late-19th century Connecticut was marked by the growing fraternal benefit societies, anti-Catholic prejudice and dangerous factory working conditions that left many families fatherless. Recognizing a need in his community, Father Michael J. McGivney, the 29-year-old assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men at his parish on Oct. 2, 1881. He proposed establishing a lay organization to prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies antithetical to Church teaching, uniting Catholic men and helping families of deceased members,” according to the Knights’ website, www.kofc.org.
“To demonstrate their loyalty to their country as well as their faith, these men took Christopher Columbus — recognized as a Catholic and celebrated as the discoverer of America – as their patron. The Knights of Columbus elected officers in February 1882 and assumed corporate status on March 29.”
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... Feb 1, 2021
Influential Santa Ana High teacher Bill Roberts dies at 75 - Los Angeles Times
East L.A. students to ‘Stand and Deliver’
Roberts started his career at private Catholic schools, including Damien High in La Verne and St. Anthony High in Long Beach. He taught history and coached basketball until he transferred to the Santa Ana Unified School District, where he stayed until he retired.
“Bill saw their potential,” Bob Dukus, a Santa Ana High science teacher who befriended Roberts in 1989, said of the school’s students. The two hit it off and Roberts recruited Dukus to help lead Santa Ana High’s Quiz Bowl, an academic sport akin to “Jeopardy!” “He was there to support them 100%. A lot of our kids need that and Bill was one of the main ones who did that.”Although Roberts didn’t earn any districtwide recognitions, he was revered by many, even those who weren’t his students. He believed that in order to be a successful teacher, he needed to convince students that he genuinely cared about them. His charismatic leadership, witty remarks and drive to teach beyond the curriculum captivated students. His wife said he would go to Librería Martínez, a local bookstore in Santa Ana, and buy novels he felt would be meaningful to his students. “I wish I could have been in his classroom so I could see how he encouraged them to be such wonderful, critical thinkers.”Bill Duffy — a retired professional basketball player who heads one of the leading basketball agencies, BDA Sports Management — credits Roberts for establishing a strong foundation for success. Duffy still remembers how his heart swelled with pride when Roberts told him he reminded him of former Long Beach State All-American Ed Ratleff, who played for Team USA in the Munich Games and had a five-year NBA career. Duffy was 14 at the time.
“When you’re a kid and coach says you remind him of someone who is already at a high level, it reinforces your belief in yourself and gives you confidence,” Duffy said.During his final days, Roberts received flowers and nearly 100 letters from his former students. Many told Roberts how he helped them find their voice and ultimately changed their lives for the better. “Truthfully, I felt very powerless for most of my life until you became my teacher,” Stephanie Mendez, a 2007 Santa Ana High graduate, wrote in her letter. She recounted her upbringing, living below the poverty line and coming from a broken home without any real parental figure for a majority of her turbulent teenage years. She was frequently truant, so much so that she toyed with the idea of dropping out of school. Maybe she wasn’t cut out for education, she wondered.
Roberts thought otherwise.Pep talks between the two helped her change the trajectory of her life. She became the first in her family to graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal State Long Beach. She has since worked for ABC News, E! Networks and now freelances for magazines such as Teen Vogue and Spin. Roberts is survived by his wife; his son, Ryan; his daughter, Erin; and four grandchildren.
Dec 10, 2020
Karen Hannis Meinhart Obituary - Mt. Holly Springs, PA | Cumberlink Sentinel - Legacy.com
Karen was born on 25 September 1953 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to the late Bridget and Rollin Hannis. Karen graduated from Central Catholic High School in Allentown in 1971. She met her future husband, Richard, at a dance while he was a student at a nearby university. They married in 1975, and together they traveled the world with the US Air Force, living in Arkansas, the Azores, Delaware, Texas, Germany, Rhode Island, and Virginia. They settled in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they built a warm and welcoming home in which to grow old together and filled it with art from their family's adventures together. Karen worked as an administrator and human resources professional with the US Government and retired from federal service in 2016. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 45 years, Richard Meinhart of Carlisle; her daughter, Lauren Meinhart of Oslo, Norway; her son, David Meinhart, of Philadelphia; and five siblings: Jeanine Johnson of Emmaus, Sheila Mangano of Clifton, Virginia, Steven Hannis of Easton, Brian Hannis of Naples, Florida, and Kelly Cuetara of Downingtown. She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael Hannis, of Santa Rosa, California. She will be remembered as a selfless and caring mother, wife, and friend, as well as an unmatched home cook and Christmas cookie virtuoso, ... Oct 15, 2020
Obituary: Richard J. Harmon | Lewiston Sun Journal - The Bethel Citizen
Visitation will be held on Friday at The Crosman Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 3rd at 11 a.m. Burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Crosman Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard’s memory to
The Holy Trinity
67 Frost Hill Avenue
Lisbon Falls, ME 04240, or
The Androscoggin Hospice House and Home Care
15 Strawberry Ave.
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Oct 15, 2020
Obituary – Pat Onofrio | The Henrico Citizen - Henrico Citizen
He worked for large companies such as Kuppenhiemer, Hart Schaffner Marx, and Target. Pat was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Pat and his wife, Anna, moved to Henrico County in 1973. Together over the next several decades, they watched their family grow larger and larger as their children became adults and formed their own families. Pat was loved and respected by all who knew him. Pat lived his life for his family and that love will be his legacy forever. He will be sorely missed and always remembered.
The family will receive friends 11:30 am Monday, Sept 28 at Mary’s Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Rd., Henrico, Va. 23229, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 12:30. Online pre-registration is required at St. Mary’s website, www.stmarysrichmond.org. Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23238 following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Pat’s named to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at www.stmarysrichmond.org/E-Giving; the American Kidney Fund www.kidneyfund.org; or the Wounded Warrior Project support.woundedwarriorproject.org. Condolences may be sent to Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229.
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