Welcome to the memorial page for

Ernest D. Florio

January 10, 1934 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 87)

Allow us to take care of your expression of sympathy

  • Buy direct from our local area florist
  • No need to enter our funeral home address, nor the service details - our order system already knows this
  • Just pick out the flowers, add your message and pay online. Your order is immediately sent to our local flower shop
  • We retain a copy of your order so we know that your flowers are on their way

These one of a kind funeral tributes represent the ultimate personalization in remembrance flowers. Each design is a unique representation of your loved one's personality. Our custom tributes will be made as shown in the picture.We can customize these pieces if needed, please call 1-800-323-0690 (The Orchid Florist, 1 Chase Ave, Wtby, CT) and talk to our floral consultants during normal business hours (9AM-5:30PM EST) to make any personalizations.

The family package makes sympathy flower ordering easy during your time of loss. This pre-planned floral arrangement will include a beautiful casket spray and an assortment of other accent pieces to be placed around the funeral home or church. All colors and flowers will coordinate.

The tradition of adorning and ordering a casket spray is typically reserved for the closest family members, often the spouse, children, or siblings of the deceased. Casket sprays are made to cover the bottom half of the casket for an open viewing and full sprays are made for closed casket ceremonies.

Funeral Baskets or Sympathy Baskets are a tribute to the deceased at the funeral service. These large, one sided designs are created in a disposable paper mache, wicker, or plastic basket and are meant to be placed on the floor or a table at the funeral home or church.

Urn sprays and wreaths are used for services where an Urn is the focus and is used as a replacement for a casket spray. These are custom designed pieces determined by the height and widths of the Urn.

These lovely tributes are displayed on an easel stand.

Vase arrangements sent to the funeral home or church will be made of the largest size in co ordinance with traditional funeral arrangements. These beautiful displays of flowers can be taken home by the family afterwards.

Sympathy Chocolates

Express your sympathy by sending beautiful hand-made chocolates.


Our Woven Funeral Blankets are large and impressive, yet soft to the touch. The blankets are easily hung at a viewing on a floral display rack or draped over a casket. With a range of comforting messages, these blankets serve as a touching tribute and long-lasting memorial.
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