I think that one of the hardest tests of faith is when we have to let go of those we love and can no longer be with them and talk to and touch them and tell them we love them. Not only does profound sorrow and loss envelop us, but we long to and need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our loved one is truly and forever happy and joyous and free beyond words or anything we know of. Dad had that stalwart and unwavering faith and so must we. So if any of us ever wonders or worries, even for a second, and needs the blessed reassurance that can seem beyond our reach, we only need to think of Dad and how he would tell us to fear not, that he is where he longed to be, with his Barbie, his Freddie, his Mom and Dad, Sister Marie, and everyone he loves who went before him. It is where we begin and end, and hopefully we live the way we should in between, as did he, always true to himself. Of Dad's many wonderful qualities, the ones I especially admired are simple, but to me, made him great, and that is how he always provided a lovely home for his family and was always there for his children, and how he so obviously loved and adored his beautiful wife. Some of the most beautiful words I ever read were these he wrote about their courtship, "It wasn't long before we realized we were the light of each other's lives." So simple and sweet, he truly placed her on a pedestal. He knew he was given a precious gift and never forgot it. It was wonderful and touching to witness. These and your blue eyes Dad, always as bright and blue as can be, along with your very funny wit, are what I will think of and miss the most. God Bless You and Keep You in the Palm of His Hand. We love you very, very much.
Hi Dad You handsome man but you know that already. Dad I just want to say how blessed I am to have had you as my father. I too have learned a lot from you but I think the most that I have gotten from you that faith and family is what has gotten you through all that you've been through especially with Mom and Freddy. Dad there is so much that I want to say but I know you are where you want to be and I know its the beginning not the end. I love you and I will miss you but I know that you will always be in my heart as with Mom and Freddy and the rest that have gone ahead so its 5:30 now and I know that it is cocktail hour so cheers to the best man.
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I don't even know where to begin, so I will begin with of how much you have meant to me, you were such a strong man and a wonderful father any daughter would be lucky to have a father like you. I have learned so much from you. As being the youngest of seven children I really did not get a chance to spend the time with you as a child, but I did as an adult, ever since I got back from California you have shown me so much, such as the importance of family and friends! You also taught me to put all my faith in God, you gave me a picture once with these words, "Good Morning this is God
I will be handling all of your problems today - I will not need your help - So relax and have a great day." Well dad I believe in that so much so thank you! I have enjoyed our time together especially for inviting me to the many political functions to News max Christmas parties, I felt so lucky to be able to be a part of that. You also were a wonderful grandfather to my son, he looked up to you so much and loved the witty comments you made to the stories of yours and moms family especially Great Uncle "Poison Joe" Brennan the Hall of Famers player. Lastly, these last three years will never be forgotten thank you Dad!
I Love you very very much!
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.