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November 28, 2013
Hi Baby, Today is Thanksgiving and I thank God every day for the honor of being your husband for the 48 years we were married. This will be the first Thanksgiving without you here and I know this holiday season will be hard on me this year. For sure. But I wanted to tell you how much I miss and love you sweetheart and praying that your spritural heart has all the love, joy and happyness that a heart can hold in heaven! I know that Thanksgiving must be celabrated in heaven and I hope to celabrate it with you as soon as our Lord permits. I love you and rest in peace sweetheart.I miss you so......Your Loving Husband.....Johnny
November 09, 2013
Hi My Love, Belinda and I got back from seeing what was left of the Golden Girls as aunt Stellar has moved out. Drama, Drama, Drama. And at our age , who needs it! It's good to be back home. But I must have caught a cold while I was down there as Wanda was sick and you know how us Italians are when we first meet. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss. So it's either a cold or the change of the weather here to winter allergies. Sweetheart I know you have gone to a better place, but for some reason I still feel you'll be home when I get there and it gives me comfort to think that all the way home. Even when I walk in the door I yell out" Honey I'm Home". I miss and love you so much sweetheart, and I always will because 53 years together is nothing to sneeze at. I've had people say who have read these letters to you, that I'm talking to you like you were still here. Well I know you not , but what I'm doing is writing a letter to you in Heaven because I know that is were you are at! And if people don't understand that or have a problem with it. I feel sorry for them! Sherry you were always the love of my life since I was 12 years old and the wonderful part of that is ...You felt the same way!!!! Please say hi to all my Marine Brothers as tomorrow Nov 10th is the 238th year of the of the existance of The United States Marine Corps. Have fun at Marine Corps Ball. You always did like parties! Ok sweetheart I'll close for now and I'll be with you again just as soon as OUR LORD permits. Rest In Peace My love.....Your Loving Husband.... Johnny
October 25, 2013
Hi My Love, Had to write and show you the most joyful letter I will ever receive in my lifetime. After asking the "Most Blessed Mother" to intercede on your behalf after you passed away, I received this letter from "The Sisters Of Charity of Our Lady, Mother OF The Church" yesterday. These are the exact words of that letter...... "Dear Mr. Mongiove- your dear wife-Sherry Ann- is safe in Heaven-we will offer Mass for her on Monday 10/21, you will get this after the fact but there is no time in Heaven- so rejoice at your next Mass. Sherry Ann is young beautiful free and waiting for you- be at peace!.... What a God sent letter this was. Another prayer answered by "Our Blessed Mother" And now my dearest, I know you are safe and that "You Are Resting In Peace"! "I LOVE YOU MOST BLESSED MOTHER" and I thank "The Most Blessed Mother" for hearing my prayers and interceding on my beloved wife's Sherry's behalf. .....Your Loving and Most Thankful Husband.....Johnny
October 24, 2013
Hi My Love, Taylor and I went to the cemetery and paid you a visit. We left you some beautiful flowers and placed them in between your site and uncle Eddie's. We cleaned off both of your sites said our prayers, stayed awhile and spoke of wonderful memories of you sweetheart and I thought of how hard the holidays were going to be for me without you by my side this first year of your passing. I'll be over Belinda's this year for thanksgiving, but to be honest without you and my mom not being here any more my favorite holiday will never be the same. I'll do the best I can for the family's sake but that will be about it for me. I miss you so much sweetheart. I know I've lost my soul mate and I know I will never find another in this lifetime unless God grants me a another. I'm doing the best I can with the house and lawn and I think you would like what I have done so far, but I will have to get someone to do the windows as I don't do a very good job on them myself. Still haven't found Buster yet and wonder if he's up there with you already. But I'll keep looking because I know he was your favorite cat. I'll close for now. I'll always love you and pray for you every day sweetheart......Your Loving Husband ....Johnny
October 10, 2013
Hi Baby, I Pray for you many times a day and I thank God always for giving me the honor of being your husband. We had our share of ups and downs but we stayed together till the very end. I miss you every minute of every day and some day we'll all be together again. Family, friends and all our pets we all loved so much. Taylor, Belinda and I went to bought some of the most beautiful flowers we've ever took to the cemetery at a flower shop that was along the way. That's were I will buy all the flowers for you from now on. It's starting to get cooler here now and the leaves are beginning to fall on your grave stone from the tree that you were placed under along side uncle Eddie. Don't worry sweetheart because we clean it off when ever we go to see you. I joined a Gym , but have only went one time so far ,but I did enjoy it and will be going again. Your home and lawn and garden are looking fine and I think your looking down on it with a smile on you face.I had a lot of work done here to try to keep the maintinance down so I could continue to stay here. It's an awful big place without you here. It's unbelieveable all the work you were still able to do up to your last month. You were such a strong women and so beautiful even unto the very end. Rest in peace my love and know there will never be another like you for me in this life time. I love you!.....Your Loving Husband...Johnny
September 23, 2013
Hi Sweetheart, Taylor and I went to breakfast this morning and then we went to see you at the cemetery. We wanted to see how our cleaning efforts paid off. Your stone is still looking new considering it's only been down 6 months tomorrow, however uncle Eddie's really doesn't look that much better. Next time we'll try something else on his stone to whiten it up a little. We miss you baby and Taylor and I have a good time thinking about the memories we shared. You'll always be in our prayers and you'll always be thought of with love and kindness......Love Always....Your Loving Husband....Johnny
September 19, 2013
Hi My Love, What a sweet letter your niece LaNita wrote you on the 17th. I know you are as I am so proud of her accomplishments. What a fine women she turn out to be. Just 5 more days and it will be 6 months since your passing.To me it feels like it was just minutes ago! Taylor and I went to the cemetery yesterday and scrubbed off both your stone and uncle Eddie's just to brighten them up a little. We then said our prayers for you and uncle picked up our cleaning gear and told you we would be back shortly. When I see your name on that stone, it brings tears to my eyes, but at the same time I know that our Lord heard my prayers in your end days and ending your suffering and took you home to see your mom, dad, and gram. What wonderful people they were! I'm afraid people of their moral fiber and courage are gone forever. I pray for you sweetheart many times a day and I am so sure where you are now. Your days of pain and worry are over and soon we will all be together once again and forever. I love you baby and you will always be in my heart and prayers....Your Most Loving Husband....Johnny
September 17, 2013
September 17,2013

Dear Aunt Sherry,
I will never forget the last conversation I had with you on the telephone. I was so happy to be able to talk with you and about my grandparents, who were taken from me at such a young age. I know you would be proud of me, and I know my grandfather is with me too. I have been an accomplished nurse for 18 years now, board certified in five medical specialties, including oncology, and I only wish I could have been there to help you in your final days. I am also an accomplished horsewoman in KY, and was cast in a movie called 50 to 1, which comes out in theatres this year. It is the true story of Minethatbird, a Horse that won the Kentucky Derby in 2009. I got to play the double for famous jockey Calvin Borel, in the movie, because like my grandfather,I have a gift with horses. I ride 5 gaited Saddlebreds at Rock Creek, which is the oldest riding club in the country. You told me I was a lot like you, since I was forced to take care of my moms father, my moms mother, and recently my own ailing mother. You told me to stay strong,especially because I was a nurse, it was no surprise that I would be the one in my family to be left to take care of everything. I tried to visit you in Florida the past 3 years, but you had moved. My older brother, your nephew, is now a hospital administrator in Indiana, and runs a large medical center. I have 2 daughters, ages 16 and 20, and my brother has 3 children, a dtr, who is 22, a son who is 20, and another son who is 18. My mother tells me I am the only one in the family that resembles you, and acts like you, a sweet and caring person who never complains about anything and is always there to lend a hand to anyone who asks her for help. I am proud that I am your niece, and my grandfather's grand-daughter. I regret all the years and time that I have lost with my grandparents, uncles,aunts and cousins. I know you are in heaven looking out for us, because my mother told me you had a heart of gold. Rest in Peace, Aunt Sherry, and know that you are loved by your family, your friends, and all those who were lucky enough to have you in their lives.

Love,
LaNita Annie Wade Oleson,BSN,RN




an accomplished nurse, board certified in 5 medical specialties, including on
September 14, 2013
Hi Sweetheart, I miss you and I wish I could say your loss is getting a little easier to handle, but it's not. Sometimes it seems like I take 2 steps forward,but then fall 3 steps back. You know me though I'll kept on trying and hopefully time will finally take it's toll and things will start getting easier.Taylor went to Marshall's grandmother's funeral yesterday and she was buried in the same cemetery you are at, so after the service Taylor told me she went to your site and place a flower on your stone before they left to go home. What a great young lady she is! Always there when I need her as is Belinda.Val usually calls me about every two weeks and it's great to hear her voice. She loved you so much and misses you.And knowing Ray and Val I'm sure your in their prayers every day as you are most certainly in mine! Well my love I'll close for now and do some work around the house just to keep busy. I love and miss you sweetheart. Rest in peace baby......Your loving husband....Johnny
September 07, 2013
I am posting this with the urging of Sherry's beloved, John.
How does the surviving spouse recover from this ongoing nightmare? Maybe this clip of an old song will supply part of the answer.
,
"I wake up in the morning and I wonder
Why everything's the same as it was,
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does,

Why does my heart go on beating
Why do these eyes of mine cry
Don't they know it's the end of the world
It ended when you said goodbye".

The song offers no solution but, it does offer some insite into what the surviving spouse struggles with.

Sherry would not want John to suffer, but for John, he must travel this journey in his yet to be discovered timeframe.

Sherry was one of those special and giving people that you rarely meet. During her last two years, I spoke with her on the phone several times. She never complained. Each time I spoke with her, I could hear her sounding weaker. Sherry would, many times, tell me that Johnny was on a trip to the store in order to pick up an item or a food that she wanted. Sherry told me that her appetite was unsettled and that John tried to provide her with whatever she asked for. This is a sign of the strong bond between them as found in a lifetime commitment. They both went thru bad times, and good times, but they held it together for Sherry's entire lifetime, and that is something special.

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