Diane Vivalda wrote:
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire family on the loss of Mom. She had a zest for life and a heart of gold. When my Dad passed, she was one of the last people to speak with him and she felt so privileged to have done so. He adored her!!!!! I'm sure there was a long line of loved ones waiting for her to plan a party when she reached the heavens! I know he was there saving her a seat and waiting for a song. Keep her memory alive in all your hearts.
Jacquie Passarelli wrote:
Mothers play such an important and valuable role in the family arrangement. Even after they fall asleep in death, their impact and influence on our lives remains. No mother is perfect, but it is a blessing to have had one who was loving and devoted to her family. Life is a very precious gift from our Creator and we were created with the desire to enjoy it with our loved ones forever (Eccl. 3:11). Our Heavenly Father wants that for his children and will soon make that possible under the Kingdom rulership of his son, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 6:9,10; Ps. 37:10, 11, 29) Until then, may pleasant memories of happy times with your mother (and grandmother) gradually supersede the present sadness in your hearts and give you comfort and hope. Sincere condolences to your entire family.
Jeff and Nancy Tierney wrote:
While words fail to capture the pain of losing grandma, we find comfort in the many memories we made with her throughout the years. Grandma was very special, it was always evident how she loved and cherished her family. She enjoyed giving gifts in any way she could.
We find comfort in Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, both sure and firm.” Just as an anchor keeps a ship steady during a storm, the sure hope of a reward from God can reduce anxiety and help us to maintain emotional and mental stability. Hope can also strengthen us to endure hardships like this one. I hope we can see grandma again and she’s young and healthy.
Judit Brown wrote:
A limb has fallen from the family tree, that says please don’t grieve for more me.
Remember the Best Times, the laughter, the song, the Good Life I lived while I was strong! This endearing soul like someone said did have a ‘strong presence’ her children were examples of that by their care and love shown to her ! Marie was tickled when she felt that love ! I never met her but heard her many times talking to Denise and her expressions of gratitude for her wonderful family and the love Jehovah God had given to her! Marie’s expression of Faith was heard thru her genuine prayers and how that delighted Denise. So now we look forward to that grand hope of the Resurrection and growing young with her . (John 5:28)
Deep regards and sympathy
Marian Serafin wrote:
It is with heart felt sadness to hear the passing of my beloved Aunt Marie. Aunt Marie was full of life and had a strong presence. I am blessed to to be part of her life. May she Rest In Peace with her husband and brother. With loving prayers, Marian and Rich
Doris Pucilowski wrote:
To my cousins - Aunt Marie was such a special person. My fondest memories of growing up were holidays and summer picnics spent with the DeCarlo family. Many years later, I was so happy to return the favor when she and Uncle Jack came to my house for those events! I always felt so privileged to be her godchild. Her presence was always like shining a brighter light in a room. With much love, Doris
Julie De Carlo wrote:
Mom, you proved it’s possible to love 5 children and always be there for them at once. I will never forget all you taught me because I use it constantly. You were always getting me ready for this day. You protected and worried about me until the end. We had a saying that became ours’ “I Love You To The Moon and Back”. Every day I will say it and I know you will be listening, then maybe it will help us to miss each other just a little bit less. Thank you for being my amazing Mother and my best friend.
Terry nardi wrote:
I don't know where the saying came from but I think it's very poignant here. And that's the saying that the Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I believe this is the case with you Denise and your mom. Your dedication and honor of your mom was continuous without let up. Your mom's love for people and their care is another earmark of what you got from your mom. I'm so grateful to Jehovah that your mom will never have to go through illness again. She may not have always remembered all the things that you and your family did for her but Jehovah does. I know that she will be very grateful for all that you taught her about Jehovah, and what a wonderful reunion it's going to be when she wakes up and you'll be right there. Luv u
Marie LaPierre wrote:
Mom you’ll be missed so much! You’re the best mom anyone could have asked for. I love you! Love, #5
My Thoughts on Marie - Mom, Grandma, Great grandma
She really was a remarkable woman. Despite her own insecurities and anxieties, she managed to find joy in her life. Much of her joy came from taking care of her husband and children. She delighted in making family and friends happy through her special meals, outdoor barbecues, family vacations, elaborate parties, special dinners and holiday traditions.
In her later years she sought out reassurance that she was a good mom, expressing many regrets for some of her past actions. The remarkable thing Is she used those regrets to motivate her to make positive changes. She wanted to be a wonderful grandma and great grandma, and found much joy in spending time with them and giving them gifts whenever she saw them. You could see that Joy reflected in her smile, a smile that lit up her whole face and endeared her to many.
Also remarkable was her desire to get to know her heavenly father in her later years. She often said in her prayers, how grateful she was for the wonderful life that she was given, and how she loved Jehovah God and appreciated greatly the love of her family.
She diligently studied Galatians 5:22,23 - “On the other hand, the fruitage of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self-control..”. She carried around a piece of paper with these qualities written down, and worked hard to apply these in her life. This resulted in her becoming beloved by the caregivers at Sunrise and enabled her to develop many friendships there prior to the pandemic. And she was able to maintain her joy throughout that isolation time, showing great patience and finding much joy in the porch visits with her family.
She found comfort in the hope of the resurrection, looking forward to being reunited with all those that she has lost in death. She really really loved Life, and had confidence that her God would awaken her from sleep, just as Jesus awakened Lazarus. To know that her last thoughts were that of hope, not despair, brings me much joy and comfort. I pray it does the same for you.
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