Friday, October 15, 2010


My Mom's Obituary 

Some family pictures from the past

(Circa 1967)

(Circa I haven't a clue ... 1970?)

(Circa 1975)

(2006 - yea, I know, that's a big leap in years.  All of us and our spouses)

(2009 - my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary party)

Even though I knew this day would come, it all seems very surreal.  Next week, reality will hit hard when family comes into town and we have to get through the visitation, funeral mass and burial. 

Next week will be tough.

Thank you all so much for your love and support.  


The Marangella Family said...

It will be tough but you're a tough lady so I know you'll handle it with grace. Moms like us often don't let ourselves "crack" emotionally -- we don't want others to think we're weak, but it's OK to let down your guard and just feel how you want to feel without the "brave front". We're here and we love you, call if you neeed anything. A big hug!

worthy said...

Oh Ann, sending much love xxxx

Tess Katherine MacMillan said...

Hugs to you and your family Ann during this very difficult time. xoxoxTess

Susan said...

It looks like your mother's life was full of love and family. (((((HUGS)))))

Anonymous said...

Sorry you are going through this. It is not easy, and it is not fun. Fortunately, you have a supportive family--it helps. Prayers and big hugs as you get through the service and the "firsts."

Melisande said...

What a beautiful family and wonderful mother you must have had, if you are any reflection of the person she was! I am sorry not to have known her, but I am quite sure the world will be less one loving soul. I am praying this week will bring your family together in love and peace to celebrate her life and mourn her missing presence with you. God bless you all during this time.

Christy said...

Just wanted to let you know you've been in my thoughts every day. I hope you are doing okay.

I love the pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Sending you much love,

Vicki said...

Oh, Ann, I love the pictures. The "era" of the older ones looks so familiar...time goes too quickly. Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures! What a legacy your mom left behind. I know she continues to be so proud of her beautiful family.