Along with the sadness of your passing comes the joy of knowing you're with Gisele & other loved ones. I'm so glad we kept in touch after you & Gisele moved to Fla. & our talks since Ray & Gisele passed away. You were truly a dear friend & will be greatly missed. May you rest in eternal peace. Your friend always, Carolyn & Sons
Well dad I guess that this is it. I always knew this day would come and that I would be the one to take care of things for you. I always tried to earn your approval and I hope I have. I will always remember the good times and the rough times too. I guess they come with the territory. I will miss you greatly and am proud and blessed to be your son. Give Mom a kiss for me and say hi to all our relatives. Oh, don't forget your long johns. You hated cold weather so you moved to Florida and immediately made finding shade and air conditioning a priority. Go figure.Any way, I love you Dad, always will. Bye.
C'est fini. J'ai perdu un être cher : mon oncle d'Amérique. Comme j'ai aimé sa gentillesse et sa bonne humeur. Quels bons souvenirs lors de nos rencontres à La Rochelle avec Gisèle et Claude autour d'un bon verre de "monopole".
Je me souviens d'un couple merveilleux. N'étaient-ils pas la belle soeur et le beau-frère préférés de ma maman "Nana".
Willy, je t'aime. Dors en paix auprès de ceux que tu as aimés.
Uncle Willie, I remember your light hearted view to life and your endless smile. Your ability to break any room into laughter. I know you are home and at peace with the love of your life. My prayers are with you and all your loved ones. You will be greatly missed. With all my love,
Dear Uncle Willie or Uncle Woodie,
I was so confused when I was little what to call you. What I was not confused about was your love. I remember your smile and feeling like you were, well, my buddy. Whenever you and Gisele were around, my mom and Gisele would talk in French all the time. I would interrupt them, asking "what are you saying" and they would get frustrated after a while. I was just a little girl being nosy. You would smile, be patient, bend down, and translate what they were saying. I remember you would let me play with your dog but warn me not to put my face by her face. I remember Gisele waking up in the morning with a black and blue eye after a night of fun with you and mom. She slipped and hit her head on the sink. I remember all of you just laughing that morning, including Gisele. I remember bouncing around in the back of your truck with Patrick and my sister. We were going to the beach but as soon as we got out of the truck we were attacked by huge horseflies. You grabbed me quickly and threw me back into the truck, swatting the horseflies off of me. It was traumatic but I knew that you cared more for me than for yourself. Every time I see a horsefly I think of that day. I remember going camping with you both. I remember the special "coffee can" for late night "emergencies". I remember one summer you were visiting us and you decided to sleep in the backyard in your sleeping bag! You said that you loved the fresh air. I thought, this is NYC - fresh air? Well, I had bought a life size stuffed doll for my mom that Christmas, they called her "Floozy". Someone tucked her into your sleeping bag with you. You loved it! I remember you admiring my vegetable garden but suggested I water it more often. So I did that day and the next morning my two, thumb-sized cucumbers grew over a foot long! Unknowingly at the time, you replaced my cucumbers with your zucchinis that you brought from Ohio. I always felt that you contributed to my love for gardening. Most of all, for the love and care you have shown to my mom. For the daily calls and tracking her down if you didn't here from her. Thank you! You will be missed. I hope you are happy and comfortable now in Heaven with Gisele and the rest of the family. Your Great Little Niece, Jennifer