I'm a niece by marriage, but met Mary just a few times. Once when she and Frank were first married, and they came to our house in Wethersfield, CT to pick up little Marilyn, who'd been living with us, and take her and Larry to California. That was probably 1947 or so. My husband George and I visited them about 1966 while on a trip west, at their home in Glendora (I think). Then in about 1968 Irma and Ted hosted a family reunion in Manchester, CT. In about 1989 I went to California on a business trip and Frank & Mary drove down to San Diego from L.A. and took me to lunch. In the early 1990s or late '80's they stopped and stayed with me here in NJ and went to see my mother Margaret Nelson, Frank's sister, in her nursing home; she didn't know him, having Alzheimer's. I took them to see the Statue of Liberty from the Jersey side. That was the last time I saw them. I wish I'd known your great-looking family more! I notice some resemblance to some of the Lawrence clan in your family, especially to Mary Kay Lawrence, Frank's mom. The second picture in the series is indeed Marian, aka Mernie, Frank's eldest sister, and her husband Frank.
You've lost your matriarch, and that is sad, but she truly believed in her church and is smiling somewhere at her loved ones. She lived a very long and fruitful life. Blessings on you all, from your cousin Carol (Nelson) Holmelund.
What a glorious day to meet the heavens. Not only did our Lord rise from the dead but on Easter he lifted up Mimi and carried her away with him to the heavens. I know she was suffering and I have comfort knowing that because of her strong faith and her love for God she is with the angels. Thank you for being a part of my life and loving me Mimi. You will be missed. Until we meet again. Love you.
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