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February 04, 2013
Rest in Peace
February 04, 2013
Joan and Family,
Sorry to hear of your brother John's passing. He is now in Heaven. I hope time and good memories will help ease your sorrow.
February 04, 2013
Bishop D'Arcy was a young priest at St. Mary's, the church I attended as a child in Beverly, Massachusetts in the late 1950's and early 1960's. He was such a faith-filled, kind man who was loved by all of the parishioners. May he rest in God's peace.
February 04, 2013
Rest in peace along the side of God until we meet again you will be missed dearly here on earth. Sylvia.
February 04, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 04, 2013
We were honored to be led in the Rosary by you during the 2009 Obama commencement protest. Eternal rest upon your soul good shepherd.
February 04, 2013
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MAY MR D'ARCY REST IN PEACE
February 04, 2013
Rest in God's loving arms, Bishop. You served well, and did the right thing. May perpetual light shine upon you. Love and prayers.
February 04, 2013
Rest in Peace with the Lord . . .
February 04, 2013
Rip bishop now u can be by gods side while still serving him in heaven god speed love to your family and friends!!!may u rest now and dwell in the house of the lord for ever and ever your work here is done god bless u

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