Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Goodbye Grandma Marlene
Sorry that I have been away. Adam's Mom passed away unexpectedly two weeks ago. As you can imagine, it has been a sad time for our family. It is tragic when someone so young dies (she was 61), but our sadness is compounded by the fact that she died so soon after Henry's birth. Marlene wanted to be a Grandmother forever. Unfortunately we were not able to give her a grandchild sooner, but we are happy that she at least got to realize this dream and spend time with him before she passed.
She was a devoted mother to Adam and Barry, and would have done just about anything for them. She and Joe were as close as a married couple could be, and did almost everything together. My heart just breaks for them, she was the glue that kept their family together.
I had the pleasure of knowing her for almost 17 years. She readily accepted me as part of her family and included me in everything. She always expressed interest in my friends, and family and during every phone call or visit always inquired about what they were doing and their well-being. Although we were two very different people from different generations, we always had a lot of fun together. She would say lots of crazy things that always gave us a good laugh.
She will be missed.
Posted by Vanessa at 7:21 PM