Merry Christmas Mommy!
I know you're celebrating in paradise, but I want you to know you are very missed here. Thank you mommy for all the rich and wonderful traditions you passed on to us.It was hard for me this year mommy;I had issues with my food processor and didn't finish making my fig cookie filling. You would have known exactly what I needed to do.
Mommy I want you to know you are in my heart always and in my thoughts- that is a special gift you gave me.The greatest gift God gave me as a child was you as my mother-- and what a wonderful,loving mother you were to all of us.
I remember one thing that happened every year on Christmas as a little girl, coloring under the tree and eating sour cream cookies.Christmas was always so happy and our home was so cozy and filled with love. You'd go into the kitchen and prepare something Delicious! I remember as a little girl, you always sewed us new Christmas dresses and I especially loved my red purse! As a 4 yr old having a purse like mommy made my day! You were Always a lady-
Merry Christmas sweet beautiful mommy, I miss giving you a Christmas hug and kiss. Johnny and Joey told me they know you're happy and that they see you smiling. Keep smiling mommy and sleep in sweet heavenly peace, just as the words to your favorite American Christmas Carol.
Mommy,Christmas hugs and kisses to you from me, Johnny, Joey and John!
Rest in peace Aunt Esilda.
Merrrrrrry Christmas Mommy WE LOVE YOU!!!! I LOVE DADDY AND AM DOING ALL I CAN TO SEE THAT HE IS HAPPY AND HEALTHY! PLEASE KEEP WATCH OVER US. WE BOTH PRAY FOR YOU EVERYDAY! GOD BLESS YOU & REST IN PEACE OUR BEAUTIFUL ANGEL!
LOVE,ESILDINA EMMA AND DADDY
Hello Mommy (my beautiful big baby girl), today marks one year that you left us to be with the Lord and our lives were never left the same. You touched everyone of our lives in your unique way of love because we were all so different and yet so alike. December 12th through 19th is a sad week for me as I remember it so clearly; the day you were brought by ambulance to the hospital and the days that followed of your suffering, our anxiety, hope and prayer that followed. These prayers were not to be answered the way we had wished(by the pneumonia going away & bringing you back home with us). We understood if the Lord had other plans but it was extremely shocking to have you with us one day doing so well-yes you were ill but you had a good appetite and you laughed and spoke and talked about the future and then BOOM "JUST LIKE THAT" you'rE shivering and you've developed pneumonia OUT OF NOW WHERE and then
Daddy and I alone back to the house where our family shared so many memories. Knowing now that we would never hear your voice again or physically see you or see your touch in something you knitted or cooked. It was heartbreaking. It was hard for poor Daddy, thank God I had him and he had me. Seeing all your things around, knowing I could still feel you there and touch all your clothing but where were you really. Could you see me? Could you feel mine and Daddy's pain? I couldn't cry- I felt as if I were in shock and everything was happening so fast. You would always tell me not to cry and you didn't want me to get depressed and that I should focus on the wonderful memories and I did that this past year Mommy and I know you and God helped me though it but today is a killer. I feel so much pain in my heart it burns and the tears keep rolling down my face. I, WE All love you sooooooo much!! I remember our last great big hug and kiss and our last laugh. Had I known that December 12th was going to be our last day together I would have held on to you tighter and longer Mommy! I never would have let you go!!! What a lumaca-really stuck to you. "Sempre angopa me". Some of us have the ability to write to you and for those that don't I speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU MOMMY FOR ALL THE LOVE OVER THE YEARS AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES AND FOR ALWAYS GIVING ALL OF YOURSELF TO US AND TO OTHERS BEFORE GIVING TO YOURSELF. SO UNSELFISH, CARING, GENEROUS, LOVING, FUNNY, INTELLIGENT, HILLARIOUS, & FINALLY MY SPOILED BABY GIRL CAUSE YOU DESERVED IT!! Let's remember our song...You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray, you'll never know dear how much I love you please don't take my "precious" away!!!! I LOVE YOU INFINITY, I LOVE YOU MORE,NO I LOVE YOU MORE...HA HA HA!!! LOVE, Esildina Emma and Daddy, Mrs.Beasley, Grandma, Nanny, Lola, Sally, Elmira Gulch, friends from school...Love from ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND EXTENDED FAMILY GIARRIZZO, MILE, GIARRIZZO-HOYLE, GRESS, MARINO, INCLUDING GRAND-DOGS, BABY JEEP AND BABY JAKE --REST IN PEACE IN GOD'S LOVING ARMS WITH THE ANGELS AND SAINTS AND YOURS'AND DADDY'S FAMILIES.
I'm trying to take away the sadness and pain I feel today being the one year marker of your passing, by going to mass this morning. Knowing you are in heaven makes me feel better and attending mass makes me feel safe and surrounded by God's love. I know that's how you felt mommy when Jesus came to you extending His hand and you took it.
Mommy, what a beautiful and loving mother you were to us. You have left us with so many wonderful memories and traditions. Yesterday, Gaby dropped off a plate of cookies that she made, included were some fig and the diamond almond cookies that were your favorite. I love her for sharing, and I immediately thought of you mommy how you'd make them every year with us around the table. I know you'll be near me when I attempt making them this year.Once I do make them, I'll share them as you taught us.
God Bless you mommy for being not only the BEST mother for all of us; but for teaching us how to love. You made me feel so loved all the time growing up and our house was so enriched , and cozy and safe with all the wonderful things you did for all of us- that made our house a home and truly special. Your baking, ( bread and goodies weekly) your sewing, your canning, all your traditions shared and your love for God and the Blessed Mother are all things I hold deep in my heart and make me happy.
Today, mommy, I will try to remember is a happy day, not a sad one, because it marks the day you went to Jesus. It was your turn to receive goodness, after all the hard work and goodness you gave to all of us. I always feel you near me and so do Johnny and Joey. We laugh, we smile and sometimes we even share tears as we feel your presence and love so close to us and we still want to hug and kiss you.We love you mommy. You are in our hearts and thoughts always and forever.
I want you to know that I have been quite sad in my heart as I realize that we are approaching the one year marker of the day you became sick and needed transport to RGH E.D. You were so violently sick mommy. It breaks my heart remembering everything you endured; but in the end, the ultimate good happened. Jesus extended His arms to you and you followed Him with peace and love in your heart. He made a wonderful, beautiful place for you in heaven beside Him and you celebrated Christmas in the most pure and joyous way along with your family who also greeted you.
Jesus arrived, extended His hand to you and asked you to follow Him and you did. You gave so much of yourself to all of us Always.
As this marker nears, I pray God enlightens me to continue to forgive and pray for all those who serve others, that they may do so with compassion in their hearts.
I love you and miss your physical presence, but I continue feeling you near me- thank you for that mommy. Johnny and Joey love you and tell everyone that their wonderful nonna died before Christmas last year and that they miss her and love her. John prays the rosary for you mommy and believes you are in heaven.
My beautiful mommy, today is Thanksgiving Day. I miss your physical presence here with us, but as I've stated before mommy, I feel you so close to me, even Johnny and Joey say the same-they feel you are near to them. We love you and want you to know you are never forgotten, no matter what type of day we're having- a celebration or a typical day at the Giarrizzo-Hoyle household.
Mommy, I'll never forget that one Thanksgiving that we lived on Laurelton Rd and I was about ten yrs old. I asked you what we were having on Thanksgiving, and when you told me there would be no stuffed mushrooms, I cried and cried. They were my favorite. You felt so bad, you and daddy drove out to Webster in the rain and cold to see if you could find someone selling them, and of course you and daddy did.All of this, just to make it special for me, and to show me, I may have been little, but my wants were important to you and daddy. You cleverly gave without spoiling.
I want you to know, feel so proud to have had a mother who taught me so much and I am very proud to continue our traditions for the Holiday table. More importantly mommy, you taught me to model myself after Our Blessed Mother who guided Jesus in an all loving, and understanding manner. You lived that way mommy and you were all giving.
Today, I give thanks to you and daddy for giving me life and showing me how to Truly live, with love in your heart and sacrifice for the benefit of your children. I give thanks for my children and my husband and for our life together. I also give thanks for living in a part of the world where we as a nation get together with our families and friends and give thanks for our many blessings.
Mommy thank you for loving me and guiding me and teaching me in a way that Always made me feel loved and special, and for giving me the name of your dear mother- nonna Ricciardi. Today, as always, I carry you in my heart as I prepare our Thanksgiving feast. I hope my cooking skills make you proud. Please know mommy , you are in our hearts today and always, and we will enjoy our meal knowing it all came to be, because of your love and your great desire and ability to teach me all you knew. As you share Thanksgiving in heaven, please know I miss seeing your beautiful face and you saying, " Il turkey e fatto, buon appetito". Happy Thanksgiving mommy!
Happppppy Thanksgiving My Beautiful Mother and (My Big Baby Girl)! I don't have it in my heart this year. It will be the same for ALL the holidays without you now. I love Daddy and he's about All I truly really have when it comes down to it. You, me and him were truly family in EVERY SENSE and I'm soooo glad you knew that and felt it too Mommy! You'll always be my SPECIAL GIRL AND DADDY WILL ALWAYS BE MY SPECIAL BIG BOY and I'm doing my best to take excellent care of him and he and you both know I love him. Everything you said is really happening just like you said it would--YOU WERE ALWAYS SO SMART AND SO RIGHT!I love you and I cherish our memories my sweet, loving, caring, generous and affectionate mother. Loving you, praying for you and keeping you in my heart always. Esilda Emma (Esildina, Lumaca, Popalona, Nanny, Grandma)
Mommy,(my beautiful, kind, loving mother) I MISS you sooooo much, now more than ever!! I have a dull ache in my heart; an emptiness that will never go away. I feel like it's not real. I miss taking care of you; I miss your huge hugs, the smell of your skin and hair and your laugh and smile. I miss your voice; especially your accent and joking around with you. I go through life acting as if you are still here but I just can't see you. I know you are still with me though, I can tell by things that happen daily in my life. You are always on my mind, in my heart, and in my memories. Rest in peace my beautiful mother. I know you're enjoying yours and Daddy's family. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING OVER ME! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN! I'm sending you a GREAT BIG HUG AND KISS AND A GREAT BIG KISS AND A GREAT BIG HUG-REMEMBER? ALL MY LOVE, Your Esildina (Lumaca)
I LOVE YOU Aunt Esilda.
Today is my birthday and I want to acknowledge it by thanking you for giving me life; for being the best mommy to me and for demonstrating in your beautiful and unselfish way how rewarding motherhood is. I hope I am making you proud mommy.
I know you know all of what I'm saying already because you are at beautiful peace in Heaven, but I just wanted to say it again. I love you and keep you close to me daily.
Johnny and Joey know the story of September 11th 1962 when after a very productive day of housekeeping and picking peaches from your backyard tree, you delivered me at RGH at 9pm. Johnny and Joey say they would've liked to see you picking peaches with me in your belly. They love you so much mommy and speak of you often and say "nonna helped us find this " or " nonna is smiling and playing with us!"
Mommy we think of you and keep you in our hearts. I wish you were stopping over today to bring me your homemade zucchini bread as you so often did on my birthday. I know you are celebrating all our special days in Heaven, keep celebrating a life well lived and always dedicated to Christ and doing the right thing- setting a good example of motherhood as our Blessed Mother wanted. Thank you mommy for showing me love and understanding, and teaching me that even when you weren't so happy with me, your love for me was always there unconditionally.
I will celebrate you also today by praying the Holy Rosary. Please know that no matter how old I am, I am still your little girl and I am proud and confident and capable all because of your love , example and guidance.
Mommy, today is your birthday and I miss you, but I feel you so close to me everyday, that in a way missing you makes no sense.; still a part of me still wants to share a pastry or birthday cake with you. Please know we love you and we know you are celebrating everyday in heaven. You deserve your restful eternal peace sweet mommy. You are always in my heart and in my thoughts. Johnny and Joey always include you in whatever they do- for example as you know, they always say " nonna helped us!" or they say " nonna saw me score the goal!". Mommy you are always with us!!! I will quietly pray the rosary today in celebration of you and all the wonderful things you did for me as my mommy and the wonderful memories you gave all of us. Happy Birthday Mommy!!!!!!!!!
Emma I'm sorry about your mom.. You're in my prayers. Your mom is in a better place.
Great Big SQUEEZES,HUGS, & KISSES with a bite on your nose and cheeks! LOVE YOU INFINITY Precious One! Love, your Lumaca--always stuck to you :)!!! Esildina (Esilda Emma)
I know you are in Heaven with our Lord and I wanted to send you a message that I know you've heard a million times. Remember I told you something and you said "write it". My GREATEST BLESSING was living with you and Daddy and being able to take care of you 24/7-well almost. I would do it all over again if I could. You were not only my mother but my best friend and then the roles changed and you became like my child.(my baby-girl except jumbo size). I wouldn't change it for the world. It was my privilege to take care of you. I know at times you felt bad for me, but what did I always say to you- "NO MOMMY I DON'T CARE,AS LONG AS YOU'RE ALIVE I DON'T CARE WHAT I HAVE TO DO". You made me happy and filled my heart with JOY! You used to say " we have a special bond no one could break, we made so many memories--me imitating your accent,the post office and the phone bill,the song "missing you",my precious pig, studying the medulla oblangata, the pizza, the deer, when I first starting driving, my dessert on New Year's Day,the man on his bike and remember what you said?--I can't stop laughing as I think about it. I am doing well and I know it's because of GOD and YOU that have given me strength. After what the priest told us when he was alone with your coffin WE KNOW YOU'RE IN HEAVEN! God made a miracle when He made me able to go on. You live inside my heart everyday and I feel you with me. Jo and I are taking good care of Daddy and he's not alone. I'm sure you're smiling. I pray for you everyday and in the spring I will take care of everything just like you wanted. I want to live a life that makes you proud. Thank you for being a WONDERFUL MOTHER, MY BEST FRIEND, MY ANGEL and THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES, FOR EVERYTHING YOU TAUGHT ME, FOR ALL THE JOY YOU BROUGHT TO MY HEART. You would always say "we have so many wonderful memories" and I will cherish them forever Mommy! I'm sending you tons of GREAT BIG HUGS AND GREAT BIG KISSES!! I LOVE YOU INFINITY--I know you remember that one. Grandma, the Nanny, Mrs. Beasley, Lola, Sally and all your University friends send you hugs and kisses and all their love. Until it's time for God and you to come for me,enjoy your beautiful new home in Heaven with all of God's LOVE and PEACE, the Angels and Saints and with yours and Daddy's family. Give them my love. I LOVE YOU INTO ETERNITY, I LOVE YOU TRULY, TRULY I DO!!! (remember?)
With ALL MY LOVE FOREVER,
Your Esildina, (Esilda Emma)and ALL the other pet names you called me in Italian. REJOICE, YOU'VE MADE IT!!!
I'm very sorry to hear about your mother. She should be very proud of the wonderful daughter she had in you. Keep going one day at a time and know that you are loved very much.
It's already been 2 weeks since you left this earth and went back home to God, our Father. I love you and as I promised you, I pray the rosary for you daily. I still get the urge to call you, but I know you're with me. We, as a family, know you are in heaven and that you are happy. Johnny and Joey tell me daily , " we love nonna and we give her hugs and kisses every day, we whish them up to heaven with our rocket ship- just for Nonna". Mommy you are in my heart forever and as we begin a New Year, I carry you with me.
Jo and John and Johnny and Joey
We were saddened to hear about your mom's death.I hope it will be some comfort to know that you gave her all the love and care possible in the past year that you took care of her.Our hearts go out to you. God bless you for all that you've done for her.
Maria & Chris Gress, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
Thinking of Maria, Chris and sons, with love and sympathy.
We want you to know that your brothers (Enforcers motorcycle club) are here for you in this time of your great loss.Thanks for letting us take part. God bless sweetheart.
We extend our most sincere sympathy to you and your family.
It was a heartfelt sadness when we heard of your mom's passing.Our sympathy, prayers, and love go out to you.We know your spiritual courage will help you through this rough time. Our love is with you.
Our thoughts are with you. We wish to express our deepest sympathy. God bless
My heart goes out to you and the family. In times like these just look to God for strength and directions. God won't put nothing on you that you can't handle. It's gonna be plenty of hard days but just know that God has your back and he will see you through it all. May God bless you and the family that everyone lean on each other to get through this difficult time.
Our sympathy,love and prayers go out to you and your family. Our arms are wrapped around you. May the love that surrounds you be a sourse of comfort at this time.
We hope our love will make your sorrow easier to bear. We pray that time will ease the sorrow of the loss of your mom. We know that the beautiful memories you have of your mom will keep her close to you. May you find comfort in knowing that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all love you.
Maria, You and your family are in my prayers. May God give you strength at this difficult time. Kay
Maria and Family-
I pray God grant you all peace. So sorry for your loss.
Maria & family- My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Your mom was a very special lady to you and your sisters
To Esilda (Emma) & Family,
My condolences go out to you all during this difficult time. I am glad I had the privelege of meeting your Mom and what a wonderful,sweet and classy lady she was. She will be greatly missed. May God give you all strength during this difficut time.My thoughts & prayers are with you all.