A Christmas candle for you!!
Merry Christmas to my hero, my best friend, my dad. I remember cutting down the tree, you putting up all the lights, your village (which I now i put up). I remember waking up to all those presents!!! I remember everything! I thank God he gave me you, it's my favorite present!! I love you dad, Merry Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving dad!! I made you a apple pie!! I'm thankful for such a wonderful father who made it possible for your family and many others to have such amazing lives! I love you!!
My Dear Brother,
After reading Courtney's message my eyes were full of tears so I will try now to tell you I miss you so very much---every day. It is Thanksgiving today and I give thanks for having had you in my life as many years as I did. Court & Tom will be here after they visit you at the cemetery.
Wish you were here. Missing you and loving you always.
Here's a candle for you Rich. We all wish you were here with your family on this Thanksgiving and the coming Christmas holiday! You are missed terribly! If you happen to run into Tom's dad up there can you tell him we love and miss him too?
Courtney and Tom will be saying there vows in a few months and I'm sure that you will be walking Court down the aisle and with them throughout..! And please have Tony come with you too so he can stand by Tom!!! They both need their dad's!!
Thank you Ron for your kind words. My father was indeed all those things, the most genuine and the most hard working person I'll ever know. I love my father more than anything.It warms my heart to know he is missed so much!!
A few nights ago, I input some names of people that I once worked with at Whittaker Coatings & Chemicals in Colton California. When I put in Richard Papin's name, his obituary jumped out at me and my heart sunk.
I worked with Richard at the same company from 1971 to 1983. I worked in operations, and he in sales where he did a fantastic job. I found Rich to be a warm wonderful and selfless human being. As I recall, he loved his family very much, and worked hard both on the job and off to provide them with everything that they needed. In about 1985, he purchased a house next door to mine which he refurbished after work just about every day, and later sold.
The world is a little colder with Richard gone. My deepest condolences to his family.
Well it's 12:01 a.m. Two years ago I sat next to you as you left this world. Since you left everyday has been colder, the sun doesn't shine quite as bright as it used to, holidays aren't the same. There isn't a whole lot to celebrate about. I miss your hugs, smiles, laugh, and how you were just about the only person in the world who understood my sense of humor!! You will always be my world, I will never stop missing you. You are in my thoughts every second of everyday. I hope you are happy and I hope you know how much you are loved!! I will always wish I could've done more.
Thinking about you,, miss you like crazy. Sending you hugs and kisses. Trying to be happy and enjoy the planning for my wedding,but can't seem to get past the fact you're not going to be there.Love you...
Well another father's day without you... I hope you're spending it with your dad. I wish u were here so I could be with you. I always loved father's day it gave me a chance to spoil you which was my favorite thing to do!! You are the best dad in the world!!! I love you always!!!
Hi Richard, I see Courtney already asked you to say 'hi' and 'happy birthday' to Tony. Hope you guys got together up there and are happy about the upcoming marriage with our kids!! They are so good together!!! I love Courtney like she was my own daughter and I know Tony would too!! And I know that you took care of Tom when I couldn't! Thank you so very much!!! We have wonderful memories of you guys and we'll see you again when it's our turn to come home!!!
Happy Memorial Day Dad!! Thank you for serving this country!! I miss you everyday. Could you tell Tom's dad Tony happy birthday for us, and that we love and miss him too!!! Love you!!
Happy Easter!!!! I made you a egg!!! I love you and miss you! Xoxo
Belated Happy Birthday!! As you know, I did not forget. I miss you so very much!!
Happy Birthday Dad......we miss you!!!
A candle for your Birthday!!!
To my forever Valentine... Happy Valentine's Day Dad!!! Missing you like always...xoxo
A candle is always lit for you. Xoxo
Happy New Year Dad!!!!
I Love you and hope u enjoy all the football games today ;) you have the best view!! Miss you sooo much!!
Merry Christmas Dad... We probably would've drove you crazy today with all our talking,, lol,, i know how much you loved to socialize,,but we missed you so much its definately different without you.. I think it will take me the rest of my life to accept I can't see you ,,it still seems unreal. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your mom and dad. I love you always!!
Christmas Eve ... Missing you so much it's hard to sleep knowing today I go without my daddy ,,tomorrow we won't have dinner together & I won't see that smile when u open all the gifts I always bought u. You spoiled me when I was young and I spoiled you when I was older,, it was only fair. My hope this Christmas is that everyone who still has their parents takes time to enjoy it because it will eventually change in a blink and all u will have left is memories.. But thank god for memories.
Having a father like you is precious and priceless. I will always be thankful for your love and support, I was up at 11.22 last night thinking of you, then with the rain this am,, I love looking at your photos on my phone.. Hugs to you in heaven always... our memories will be never forgotten.. I love you.. Bridget..xoxo
Dad... Lots of hugs to you in heaven, I was up at 11.22 last night thinking of you.. then up again 3ish am today with the rain.. opened up my phone and looked at my photos of you... always and forever will I be thankful for your love and support...Bridget xoxox
Dad, in a few mins it'll b a year... Where has time gone? Nothing has taken away the feelings I still feel and the longing for my dad,. I would give anything to spent one more min with you... I miss u more than anyone will ever know. I'll always b my fathers daughter, I'll always b daddy's girl, you'll always b my heart...
Hi Dad, it's almost been a year I've been without you..but it has been a year since I heard your voice,you were so happy to hear that USC lost to UCLA amazing that one of our last conversations was about football !! If I knew THAT was the last day I could talk to you I would've said so many things...I hope you know how much I love you everyday of my life I will think of you and everyday I will miss you.
Hi Richard, can't believe it's been almost a year since you passed on. I just wanted to let you know how gracious, and with as much dignity as possible, that Courtney has handled this past year. Her courage to face all the obstacles she has encountered this year would make you so very proud!!!! She is her father's daughter ... without a doubt!!! I am proud of her and so very happy that she has accepted my son Tom to be her husband and I pray you are happy too. Thank for being there for him!!!!
It's been almost a year since you left us
Life goes on but without you it's not the same. I miss you everyday. When I needed advice---how many times I turned to you & you were always there. I miss talking to you. You were a thoughtful, generous man & I am grateful to have you for a brother & friend.
Love always, Shirley
Each and Everyday I think of you.. starting this month till November is going to be so hard... but I will always remember how you and I talked on Wednesday 11/14/2012...it was so nice, and Lisa ( nurse ccu) from my high school was there chatting with you too..I love you dearly... and you are truly missed..xoxoox.. Bridget :)
Happy Father's Day daddy! I miss u everyday!
It's almost been 3 months, I still can't believe your not here. I miss you so.
I wish that I could have been to your house more in the past few years so I would have kept in touch with both of you two,we are like long lost cousins and lived so close in the past few years.Everything will get better in time you just hang in there.
Richard was my pretend big brother. Eight years older,he put up with his little cousin when our moms visited. He taught me how to grow up. I admired everything about him - and that white T-Bird!
When mom was ill he had a private phone call with her to say thanks and good-bye. She could no longer talk but she listened and smiled. She was very proud of him and the man he became - loving son, brother, father and a great success as a person. He was my role model, my hero and my friend. Thanks big brother.
I am so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. Shirley, I am sorry for you and your family's loss. Your brother was in good hands while here and in good hands now. Take care. - Shoni
Shirley and I have been like sisters all our lives and I guess that makes you my brother. And a very nice brother you were. Fayette
To My Dear Brother: I love you and miss your smiling face. Shirley
Richard - I will miss your smile, your sense of humor, and your teasing! Thank you for adding your light to my life and to the lives of those around you.
I was proud to have known Richard for a few years. That man loves his football games and golf! To Courtney, you were his pride and joy, and just remember he will be watching over you always. His Angel wings will brush your cheeks everynight to help you sleep. He is in good hands!!!!!
"I miss you so very much Dad!! You are my Best Friend & Angel. May God keep you save while we are apart."