July 2019

Page A24 JULY 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A Time may be only a moment so keep a memory Necklace Urn Pendants for an Everlasting Keepsake. Urns hold a portion of the cremains. Sterling Silver and Gold pieces in stock. orders or catalog : www.cremationkeepsakes.com cremationkeepsakes@comcast.net 877-303-3144 CREMATION KEEPSAKES O n -L ine A ssOciAte D egree i n F unerAL s ervice 1616 Church Street | Nashville, TN 37203 615-327-3927 | www.guptoncollege.edu For information concerning cost and program call 615-327-3927, go to our website at guptoncollege.edu or email admissions@guptoncollege.edu. If you are interested in becoming a licensed funeral professional, John A. Gupton College can help you get there. The Associate Degree in Funeral Service is an accredited program. Our online program is flexible, career-focused and may be completed in 12 or 16 months. Financial Aid is available. Scranton Business Unveils Memorial in Boston’s Deer Island The hand engraved celtic cross overlooking the Boston Harbor has been erected, blessed and dedicated BOSTON,MA— Flynn Stone Design and Fabrication, a  stone supplier  and fabricator in Lake- wood PA, has just completed and delivered a 16 foot tall memo- rial to remember 850 Irish im- migrants that died after arriving at Deer Island (Boston’s Ellis Is- land) between 1847 and 1850. The erected memorial overlooks the city of Boston over the Bos- ton Harbor and was dedicated during a ceremony on May 25, 2019 by  Sean Patrick O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston, along with Boston’s mayor,  Martin J. Walsh, Rob Flynn, and others. The realization of this memo- rial comes after decades of wait- ing caused by budgetary con- straints and red tape. Soon after discovery, the planning process started to create a memorial but costs caused the project to stall out. Rob Flynn, owner and op- erator of Flynn Stone Design and Fabrication, heard of the plans and took action: “The Flynn’s heritage comes straight from Ire- land. My forefathers came to Pennsylvania, from Kiltee- van, Ireland in 1864 and for the next several years found work wherever they could from New York City  to P ennsylvania. They pulled together as a family even- tually acquiring the 400 acres of rocky land that our stone quarry presently resides on. Being of a family of Irish immigrants who lived through the famine and the long voyage westward, this proj- ect is close to my heart. In fact, it is more than just a project.” Flynn went on to say, “Know- ing the financial restraints in the way of progress I felt compelled to take action and donated the stone as well as my team of arti- san craftsmen to hand carve the ornate 16 foot celtic cross that overlooks the site. It took sever- al months and hundreds of man hours to bring this to reality, but to know that this stone has come from my family homestead, the farm of Irish immigrants, is not just fitting, but one of the great- est joys of my life.” Although this project has senti- mental value to Flynn, this is not their first high profile job: When the World War I Memorial in Washington, DC was in disre- pair, it was Flynn’s stone that was installed to bring it back to its rightful glory; Flynn Stone can be found on former President George W. Bush’s  ranch, along with three hand carved benches; The Holo- Continued from Page A23 Foundation Partners Group is a leading provider of innovative funeral and cemetery experiences and prod- ucts. As one of the largest privately-owned funer- al and cemetery operators, Foundation Partners owns and operates funeral homes, cremation centers and cemeteries in 17 states and is actively seeking to ex- pand its locations throughout the United States. With headquarters in Orlando, FL, Foundation Partners is committed to revolutionizing the funeral profession through their their innovative ShareLife® customer experience-centered approach and harnessing the pow- er of relationship and partnership. For more informa- tion, visit the Foundation Partners Group website at www.foundationpartners.com. Charlotte Memorial Joins Foundation Partners Group caust Memorial in Englewood, NJ which features a sculpture from world renowned artist Minico Yoshinowho has collaborat- ed on projects with Flynn for the last 5 years; and The Niche Wall, a nearly 3/4 mile long wall standing 10 feet high, that holds the ashes of soldiers and veterans in Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to national memorials, Flynn’s work can be seen in both residential and commercial buildings ranging from patios, to rock walls, garden paths, fountains, fire- place mantels and sculptures. For more information about Fly- nn Stone Design and Fabrication, visit https://flynnstonerocks.com. L ike Us On Facebook! CLOSEOUTPRICING! ON THE 2019 EDITIONS Call 1-800-321-7479 or visit www.nomispubl icat ions.com