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Rebecca Tomasini Obituary
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December 10, 2016

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August 9, 2016
Hi Tomasini Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am the Smith College '95 co-secretary. We have an upcoming deadline for class column and we'd like to include something about Rebecca. Please email me at secretary1995@northlc.com. Also, you can submit an obituary up to 100 words to classnotes@smith.edu

Best regards,

Alice Hicks Roach
May 31, 2016
Rebecca was a great friend in high school. She lived her life fully and will be missed so much!
May 30, 2016
I knew Rebecca in her first years of college at the Elms in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Her enthusiastic response to the Survey of English Literature course delighted me daily. She held onto analysis of language from my own specializations in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English and my romantic temperament and inclination toward real and fictional characters and settings like the Bronte sisters, Heathcliff, and the moors. When we talked early this month after a silence that may have bridged a quarter-century, she also helped me see her life since in all its fullness and to remember a bus trip we took to Washington on the tenth anniversary of Oscar Romero's death. On the bus and the streets of our nation's capitol, according to her account of her life that recent May morning, she discovered faith anew and alive. She caught and held onto the "agape" of Gospel unconditional, nonviolent love.

How clear and dear that exchange that heightens and deepens the sorrow of all those she met and loved in those intervening years when we were, by grace, in touch even if we shared life only in separate, quiet commitment on either side of this continent. How she loved each student and stranger she met and their families! How with them and her partners in education and related professions, she defied and overcame the odds and tolls of exclusion and injustice! What a gift, I discovered in that long conversation, she has been to the world that belongs to all as brother and sister! So the deeper and more unexpected the grief that came with Moe Markey's call informing me of her death.

"Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted," said Jesus on the Mount of the Beatitudes. I believe. I believe that He and the cloud of martyred witnesses accompany all of us who mourn the death of our friend Rebecca Tomasini. Tomorrow morning I will go to Saint Agnes Church to honor a woman who lived life on this earth in a way that already touches into eternity. I believe and would hope to comfort all who cannot be present there, all who wherever, in whatever humble way, shared life on this earth with Rebecca, generous and holy, and her dear family.
May 28, 2016
We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Rebecca. Let your warm memories of happy times with her comfort your family and may God comfort you during this difficult time. Psalms 147 : 3
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