Rest in Peace old friend.
Hey Bud it has been a year tomorrow that you left us and the days, weeks, and months haven't been any easier. I keep waiting to hear your famous greeting "hey cuz" when we spoke on the phone. It hurts so much not having you around to endear us with your presence. However I do know you're here with us watching over everyone as we continue to try and move on. I know you must be giving my mom a rough time (all good) just to get her spun up. I know she loved that most about you which was having the ability to make her smile and laugh. Continue to rest in peace knowing your mom, Kitty, Hayley, and everyone else that loved you so much are doing okay. I miss the times we had especially growing up and it hurts knowing we will never be able to re-live those memories anymore. I love you Buddy.
We have missed you so much in the past year, but please say Hello to my Dear Dad. I know you must be playing dice up there and showing your smirky smiles. It hurts so much that you are both gone but comforting to know you two are again having fun like old times. Love you forever.
Loved and missed by all, rest in peace Bud.
My dear son, I Cannot believe it will be a year tomorrow that I last saw you. I cannot believe it will be a year on the fifth that you went to be with our Lord and family. My heart is still very heavy because I miss you so much. I know you are out of pain and not suffering any more,that is what helps me. You are missed by all of us especially your beautiful daughter. Please rest in peace son. My love to you. Always. Mom
Daddy ,I will always treasure the good times we had and the memories of us together. Im still in shock that its been almost a year since you passed away,it feels like its been a week.Im always gonna remember you and what an amazing father you were.you were the best dad in the whole world and now that your gone I feel like a huge part of my heart has been lost.whenever you didn't feel well,you would always get up and take me to the movies or the mall,that shows how amazing you were. Have a heavenly and peacefull time playing with spunk and dancing to your favorite song cause one day well all visit you and we'll see you again. love your daughter Hayley
I was in Rusk NYU Rehab with Buddy in the summer of 1984. We became friends, helping each other adjust to our new lives in wheelchairs. I have been looking for Buddy for years & years... I never got a chance to tell him it DID get better... I kept the hope alive & I'm doing ok 30 years later... I wish I could say the same for him. Rest well old friend... Till we meet again.
Buddy- I sit home thinking of the times we had both growing up and as adults. You were always there for me having my back as they say. From clamming on the Great South Bay while growing up to attending a Tampa Lightening game where you drove you Van. We didn't have a care in the world. But that didn't stop you for caring for others from your family to friends to ordinary strangers that you crossed paths with, you always made sure things were right. You held the torch of light protecting your family and taking care of them, most importantly your beautiful daughter Hayley. We were not only cousins but brothers in arms and it is why I say now rest in peace. We have it from here on out, we'll hold the torch of light in protecting and taking care of Hayley. She is a beautiful little girl who deeply loves her daddy and while holding the torch we will make sure she never forgets the time you had together. I love you Buddy and we will see each other again in the next life.
Although I haven't seen you in so many years, I have many fun memories of the many, many times we all hung out together. I remember clamming with your dad and the times we played Jarts on the front lawn on 5th Streeet, all the leaves we all raked together, the dinners we all shared with all of our cousins, aunts, uncles and siblings. We had lots of fun! There is so much more that I would like to say, so many more memories that I will take with me always. Please know that I was always so proud of you. Love, your cousin, Denise
Dear Jen and Hayley,
Our hearts are very sad today--the day that Bud's life will be celebrated and his body laid to rest. We have many treasured family memories of happy times together with you and Bud. Hayley, your Daddy loved you so much and we know that he will always be with you in spirit, heart and mind.
We pray that you will both find peace and happiness in the days ahead. Bud is now pain free and at rest. Our love for each of you is infinite. God Bless. Mom and Dad, Mama and Papa.
Bud,we all will miss you dearly....you always had a kind word to say to those who needed it.your warm smile and heart of goal is something rarely seen in people today !! i will treasure all the family gatherings we shared together even tho they were far and few between...your memory will live on thru haley[the one who could always make your heart melt] love you bro...vicki crampton mcdowell
My sweet Godson, there are so many wonerful memories I have of you from the time you were born. You were always such a generous and loving person. So strong and courageous, I will miss talking with you and seeing your wonderful smile.I know you will be watching over all who you loved and who loved
you, especially your beautiful daughter, Hayley.I am so proud of you. Save a dance for me Sweety..All my love and prayers,
Where do I begin? I am going to miss you so much- wait going to ? I already do. I adored you and still do and always will. My "uncle" buddy was the greatest person I knew. I know your time on earth is over and we will see each other again but it doesn't make it any easier to know I cannot pick up the phone or write you a letter to say hi or I love you. I know it has been many years since I have seen you but I promise you were always a topic in my house. Please do not worry about Hailey she will be taken care of I promise you that. I love you and your memory will live on. This is not goodbye but soon until we see one another again. I have comfort knowing you are no longer in pain and knowing that you are not lonely because you joined some really great people in heaven - so please give my grandma a birthday hug from me and please know we all will ALWAYS love you. Until we meet again please REST IN ETERNAL PEACE
Where do I begin? I am going to miss you so much- wait going to ? I already do. I adored you and still do and always will. My "uncle" buddy was the greatest person I knew. I know your time on earth is over and we will see each other again but it doesn't make it any easier to know I cannot pick up the phone or write you a letter to say hi or I love you. I know it has been many years since I have seen you but I promise you were always a topic in my house. Please do not worry about Hailey she will be taken care of I promise you that. I love you and your memory will live on. This is not goodbye but soon until we see one another again. I have comfort knowing you are no longer in pain and knowing that you are not lonely because you joined some really great people in heaven - so please give my grandma a birthday hug from me and please know we all will ALWAYS love you. Until we meet again REST IN ETERNAL PEACE
I know it has been a very long time since we've seen each other last, but as I looked through the old photos, each brought back wonderful memories of the person you were and the times we shared. The laughter, the fun, that unforgettable smile. Thank you for all those good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Buddy - You always brought a smile to the faces of those around you. I'm certain that God is smiling upon you now. I imagine you stretching your new, strong legs and running like a Gazelle through a field of flowers; skipping, laughing and rejoicing with the wonder of a child. On the day we are all reunited we'll join hands and run with you till we can run no more! Until we meet agian . . . With love, Paul Tania Joshua and Elijah
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
All my love sweet Brother. Rest In Peace now. I will think of you everyday and remember all the crazy stories you would tell us! I don't know where you came up with half of them, but I will cherish them and our time together while you were here on this earth always. Until we meet again in Heaven. <3 Sis
I will never forget you dragging me out of my bed at 12am. You were so excited, all you could talk about was the coast guard & living in Alaska. I wonder if you ever did. Time flies. RIP my old friend.
Thank you Buddy for the great memories we had in Ronkonkoma! Will never forget meeting you for the first time at Ernie's party. Then the fun times we had hanging out with Billy, Dina, etc.
I pray for your soul and for that God will give your beautiful family some comfort. My condolences to them. Debbie
He watched my daughter in the pool, he "rescued" us in a captsized boat. He touched our lives in his courage throughout his life. We love you and will miss you so much. Another family loss. It hurts so much for us so God only knows how it hurts everyone that has had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in Peace and Never be Forgotten.
My son, you will be forever in my heart, my thoughts and my Prayers. You were a great son, brother, husband and father, plus a special friend to all who knew you.
I will forever miss you and your visits and our conversations.
Please rest in Peace you deserve it. Love always, Mom
You made me so welcome to family, you will be sadly missed , this his from all your family in the U.K.
You will be missed my friend we has a ball as kids see you in the next life RIP
To my protector you will be missed. My heart is broken like everyone else's with you leaving us. As you were my protector while growing up I know you'll continue to be the protector of all your loved ones especially your beautiful daughter Hayley. You were more than my cousin you were my brother and I know you are happy to be running around again in peace and no longer in pain.
I love you and miss you.
Our deepest sympathies to the Mills family.
The Crispell Family Association
A great guy. He will be missed
Bud, how was i to know that when i accepted my assignment to be your home health aide that i would become an extended part of your family and you an extended part of mine, you never failed to ask me 'how are you' when i walked through the door, no matter how bad you were feeling, and watching the love between you and Hayley just warmed my heart every day, i loved hearing the crazy Coast Guard stories, the fishing stories, all the stories, you have left an imprint on me that will be remembered always, you fought a tough fight for a very long time, it is time to rest and watch over your family now. with nothing but respect and love, Sarah Hill
God Bless you Buddy, I enjoyed our visits at the shop. Though you had challenges I never seen or heard you in any fashion but positive. My condolences to your family and may God shower you with the love and grace of eternal life. See you in another life, brother. Coach