I wish that my family and I could be there today to reflect on what a tremendous impact Grampy Hylan has had on all of our lives.
There are many relationships I have built and will build during my lifetime although very few will have the impact on my life as the one I treasure and remember building with Grampy. Lots of lessons can be shared between grandfathers and grandsons and I am very honored to have had the opportunity to learn from Alexander McCabe Hylan. It's indisputable that Grampy lived a proud, energetic and family focused life.
I learned a lot from my grampy. How to live proud, loyal, work hard and focus on the end result while making sure to laugh and enjoy yourself and those around you.
It IS great being your grandson grampy. Our highly anticipated and enjoyed phone calls helped keep me focused on life and family. Ill miss our conversations but will forever be grateful for the time we were able to spend together on the island as part of my youth, during many of your visits to the east coast and most recently as I was able to introduce you and Gramma to Suzi and Stella.
From family life, soccer and career. Everyone here knows the numerous accomplishments that Grampy has enjoyed. Today is a day to reflect on the impact that he has had on our lives and be thankful without a doubt. There is no reason for these accomplishments and beliefs to end with his passing. His values and lessons will enjoy eternal life as his family/friends continue to live life with the enthusiasm and honor that we all experienced from knowing my Grampy, Alexander McCabe Hylan.
One last lesson I 'enjoyed' learning from my grampy was an appreciation for scotch. Whether your holding a single malt, blend, ale, sherry or pop. Please join me in toasting a great son, brother, husband, father (in law) grandfather and friend.
Thank you for everything Grampy.
Love Scott, Suzi and Stella.