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28-04-2011, 07:18 PM
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mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} </style> <![endif]--> Iíve just learned that my 85 year old Aunt passed away last night in her sleep. She was the last surviving sibling on my motherís side of the family. A very devout Catholic, no mother should have to go through what she went through in her life; a son murdered in Georgia, another son who had an accident and wound up confined to a wheel chair for the last several years of his life, a son who just came out of chemo treatments for cancer, a fourth son that fell on some icy steps when he was a child and has been brain damaged ever since and a daughter who has had Cerebral Palsy since birth. In my opinion the woman should be considered for sainthood.

Donna and I will be leaving to drive up to Massachusetts on Saturday. We should be back late next week. Funeral arrangements are pending.


Rest in Peace Aunt Fran.
Now you can see your sisters and brother again.



:redroses::redroses::redroses:

Isafari
28-04-2011, 07:21 PM
So sorry to hear such sad news about such a wonderful lady.

Shellyamc
28-04-2011, 07:23 PM
Wow..she has walked a hard road. The world will be a little less bright without her.

Rest Easy..:hug2:

Johnie
28-04-2011, 07:27 PM
I'm sorry for your loss.

DisneyFreak
28-04-2011, 07:36 PM
Sorry to hear USC. We should all be so lucky to live that long and go peacefully in our sleep. God speed to your Aunt.

Britchick
28-04-2011, 07:51 PM
So sorry for your loss John :hug2:

josh.p.
28-04-2011, 10:29 PM
So sorry for your loss :sigh: She sounds like a fantastic woman. Rest in Peace.

Claire
29-04-2011, 08:00 AM
So sorry to hear that John. She sounded like such a strong woman.

Skywatcher
29-04-2011, 09:26 AM
Be at peace, my thoughts are with you all

catrancher
29-04-2011, 11:53 AM
So sorry to hear this John.

May she rest in peace.

Tom (:macwave:... :sorry:)

foreverducky
29-04-2011, 01:25 PM
I'm sorry for your loss.

As Shelly stated, a very hard road. May she be at peace.

mainecoon lover
29-04-2011, 01:46 PM
Sorry for your loss. She sounds a wonderful lady who I take my hat off to as one special needs daughter is hard work emotionally and energy wise.

Tinkfan
29-04-2011, 01:54 PM
:hug2:So sorry for your loss, what a very special lady. May heaven be all that she hoped.

Slowhand
29-04-2011, 04:15 PM
I`m so sorry to hear your sad news John.
She sounds like she was one heck of a lady and she will be sorely missed for sure.

Tink
30-04-2011, 11:09 AM
Peace to her John. Safe journey.

Kate
30-04-2011, 05:20 PM
Wow, she certainly sounds like she was a wonderful lady.
Im really sorry for your loss :(

Dorothy
01-05-2011, 01:07 PM
All my love John :hug2: :hug2: :hug2:

uscwest
06-05-2011, 01:06 PM
We are back. We got back around 9PM last night. Going up last Saturday was remarkably traffic free but coming back another story. I guess a major accident closed my primary route entirely causing about a 6 mile back up that was hardly moving. Finally got to an exit where I could turn around and back track but then ran into major construction traffic there and ended up costing me a couple of hours.

This was the third death in the family in 9 months. Enough already please. It was once again great to see all the relatives but wish we could do it under much happier circumstances.

Funeral service was very nice (Catholic). I did a reading from Ecclesiastes that when I first started I wasn't sure I was going to be able to get through it, but I think I composed myself well.

Thanks for all the good wishes. I love you all.

foreverducky
06-05-2011, 01:12 PM
Glad you guys made it back safe and sound.

Sometimes it seems that as we age we only see family during the unpleasant/sad moments in life. And it sounds like you and your family have had their fair share so far...I'm sorry for the losses that you have experienced lately.

:hug2:

mumof2
06-05-2011, 10:03 PM
John, I'm so sorry. :hug2: