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December 14, 2014
Estelle and I share a Birthday, not the year. lol. I watch the Golden Girls every day and still laugh at each show. God bless Estelle. What an amazing woman! xxooxoxo
April 19, 2014
Estelle Getty I have lit a candle for you as this light goes on layin peace and God's kingdom
April 19, 2014
I watch The Golden Girls and watched it for you dal getting to come out and Sophia and say one liners to blanch Dorothy and rose Sicilian have the best part rest in peace miss Estelle Getty
January 21, 2014
My thoughts are still with you Estelle. You were taken from us, but not before you showed the world how to be independant, sassy, and loving at ANY age.Three Girls would not have been enough...and five would've been too many!! You, Estelle, completed the Hormonal...Undersexed...date-deprived set! The Golden Girls, will always be, "good television"! Thank you.
Debbie A. Grana (512)810-6906
January 08, 2014
If she went to heaven in character.....lets just say i hope God is ready.
January 07, 2014
It was great show with you
November 17, 2013
THE GOLDEN GIRLS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITCOMS...I STILL WATCH THE RERUNS TODAY!!
STACEY C. BRADBERRY (NAUVOO, ALABAMA).
October 26, 2013
I still watch the golden girls on the Hallmark channel. I appreciated Estelle and also Betty, Rue, and Dorothy. What a great team they were.
October 19, 2013
R,I.P. ESTELLE GETTY YOU WERE GREAT ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS I STILL WATCH THE SHOW CAN'T GET ENOUGH IT'S STILL MY FAVORITE SHOW
September 10, 2013
all of the golden girls i loved your show and 3 of them are dead 1 is still living betty white
August 24, 2013
LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS, WHY ISN'T THERE AN APPRECIATION SOCIETY FOR THEM ?
August 24, 2013
LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS, WHY ISN'T THERE A APPRECIATION SOCIETY FOR THEM ?
July 17, 2013
ESTELLE I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY & YOU WILL REMAIN IN MY HEART & THOUGHTS ALWAYS. R.I.P. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS. WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE NOW WITH THE LORD & HE WILL GIVE YOU WINGS. SINCERELY, T.J.
July 03, 2013
R.I.P My favorite Golden Girl!!!
June 29, 2013
Sophia you remain an inspiration forever!
June 23, 2013
I really like watching you on Golden Girls even though I'm only 13 I really like the show.
June 23, 2013
I have Always loved Estell and the girls!! Still watch them every chance I get! God Bless you and RIP
June 22, 2013
To Estelle Getty, you will be forever missed as a woman who made us laugh, cry and smile!
June 21, 2013
You were my favorite, you'll truly be missed..
June 11, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
June 02, 2013
U were the most funniest i think on the girls..u will forever b missed...it wouldnt b the se w/o u...love u
April 24, 2013
Gone, but never will be forgotton. Thank you God for the life of such a wonderful person. Give peace and courage to her family and friends.
April 03, 2013
To Estelle Getty you were the best on the golen girls sad to see left will miss you dearly RIP ESTELLE
March 18, 2013
You were the best! I always laughed at your silly sayings!! Love you
March 01, 2013
It's funny....I didn't really get the attraction when The Golden Girls was on originally, but my now late mother did, and now so do I at 56. Sophia epitomized that in all of us that not all of us are willing to expresss....honesty and straight forwardness amd did it with strength and courage and genius!!!! Estelle Getty was an amazing actress and as long as her show is on t.v., she will live forever!!!!
January 13, 2013
To Estelle Getty,
you were a wonderful actress. You did a great job playing Sophia on the sitcom The Golden Girls, and you did job in the movie the Mask, etc. My prayers are with your family. Lisa Weiner
November 25, 2012
It can be so hard to face the new year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
October 31, 2012
R.I.P Estella you'll be missed greatly to the world.we all love you.
July 23, 2012
you have always been the brightest star on the Golden Girls, I miss you tremendously, too bad we never met. May GOD keep your family safe from all harm, and may GOD bless your family from now until forever. Someday I will be able to meet you in heaven. Only if the Wonderful Lord, agrees.
July 12, 2012
rest in peace estelle getty we miss you your a golden girl tell bea and rue i say hey and i love theam your the best rip angel
June 30, 2012
To The Getty Family with our deepest

condolencs.

John 11: 1-44
June 14, 2012
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND. SOPHIA PETRILLO WILL LIVE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. WE LOVE YOU.
May 18, 2012
April 12, 2012
I miss you soo much. Granted, I never knew you personally but wish so much that one day I too will grow up to be a Golden Girl just like you. Thank you for being a friend...
March 25, 2012
To Estelle Getty,
You were a wonderful actress. You did a wonderful job as Sophia on the sitcom The Golden Girls. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God Bless you Miss Getty. Lisa Weiner
February 20, 2012
Rip
December 28, 2011
Man, I miss you so much. You were , beautiful, talented and soooo funny. I still watch Golden Girls till this day, You practically kept me watching it by your character. I was shocked hearing that you died. I miss you. R.I.P
October 29, 2011
You should know by now just how many people miss you...we will keep sending you our thoughts until we see you once more. I still hear your voice and see your face on T.V. ....such a permanent reminder of how talented you were and how remembered you still are...thoughts of love always.
October 06, 2011
Miss. Getty,
I cannot express my sorrow that you are no longer with us. However, you are in a better place free of pain. I can only saw what joy you have given me. Whenever life throws me for a loop, all I have to do is put on the Golden Girls, and you make me smile. Even my little daughter adores Sophia. Thank you for your presence on screen and off. God Bless.
September 18, 2011
thank you for being a friend
May 16, 2011
ESTELLE WAS THE SHOW, WHY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR PEOPLE TO NOTICE HER I'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND. SHE JUST SEEMED SO SWEET AND SO MOTHERLY, KIND, AND JUST A JOY. I SURE WISH I COULD'VE MET HER. EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T, I LOVED HER AND LITERALLY BAWLED WHEN SHE PASSED FROM US. BUT I KNOW SHE IS MAKING JOKES AND HAVING FUN IN PEACE NOW. GOD BLESS YOU.
May 07, 2011
hello stelle getty you were macnific very funny. I love you & allways remember you.
April 27, 2011
ESTELLE WAS THE ONE EVERYONE LOVED SHE WAS THE GOLDEN GIRL.
April 23, 2011
she was a outstanding person and actor may we take comfort in the words of john 5:28,29
April 02, 2011
Estelle was one of my favorite actresses, who just spoke her mind in the Golden Girls. may God bless you and be with you family.
January 10, 2011
Estelle (Sophia),
You made hard times much easier by just hearing your voice. You will never be forgotton. Thank you for all the laughs.
October 25, 2010
you were a wonderfull actress and brought much
laughter to our family and we are now watching the reruns of Golden Girls
September 04, 2010

God Bless You! You were a true inspiration on the "Golden Girls"; still are as I watch the re-runs daily!!!
July 08, 2010
I could never imagine my life without watching the Golden Girls every night. Bea,Estelle, Rue ( May you all rest with God's Angels) YOU WERE ALL WONDERFUL & TRULY TALENTED HUMAN BEING, I THANK YOU ALL FOR ALWAYS HAVE MADE ME SMILE WHEN I HAVE HAD SAD MOMENTS IN MY LIFE. No One will EVER take your places
June 14, 2010
With the recent passing of Rue and Bea, I wantnted take this time to say how much I miss Ms. Getty. I lost both of my parents at an early age. When Ladies like these four come into your home into your home and your heart for as many years as they have, when they pass on, I have experienced real grief.
They are honestly loved and missed.
June 08, 2010
YOU WERE THE BEST LOVED YOU IN GOLDEN GIRLS
June 08, 2010
To Family and Friends of Estelle Getty, She enriched our lives, she was loved by many...
June 07, 2010
To the family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss...My mother was diagnosed with Als in 2008, and she loved the Golden Girls. We watched it together and laughed alot. She has since passed and I would like to Thank Ms. Getty for another special memory of my hero, my mother. Thanks for giving the world the gift of laughter through her performances.
June 04, 2010
You were my favorite character on the Golden Girls. I loved watching you play the role of Sophia. You done it so well. In fact, I named my daughter, Sophia. I hope you will be resting comfortably in heaven. You will be sadly missed. May God Bless Your Family in this difficult time.
June 04, 2010
April 20, 2010
THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE AND LAUGHTER U BRUNG INTO R HOMES U R MISSED.
April 07, 2010
My prayers are with the family. She will be miss.
April 02, 2010
Thank you for the Golden Girls. It will always be my favorite show. You were marvelous. May you rest in God's loving arms.
November 29, 2009
Music, when soft voices die

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.

By Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Poetry Foundation
October 05, 2009
For Estelle...

WEEP NOT FOR ME


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.


© Joe Fazio
September 16, 2009
My Dearest Estelle, I love watching you on the Golden Girls. I will surely remember you in my heart. Thank you for your laughter. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done just to make us laugh over the y ears i wish i had a gramdmother like Sophia .It would have been a hoot.You are loved by million.Picture it 2009 Sophia joins her beloved husband Sal.the in heaven.The End
love you fan mary isbell
June 29, 2009
Picture it....my house...every chance I got. I watched and learned much from you Ma and miss you so much. May you rest in peace sweet angel.
June 23, 2009
You are amazing. I will surely remember you in my heart.
June 08, 2009
Ian Gordon Schacter
Montreal, Quebec , Canada

Will miss you Estelle XoX
April 28, 2009
To Ms. Getty,
Thank you for your laughter. My grandmother and I used to watch your show and when she died, watching the re-runs helped me ease the pain. I felt like you were my second grandmother. Thank you so much and hope you and Bea will be reunited in heaven soon.
April 27, 2009
Dearest Estelle, I love watching you on the Golden Girls. What a loss you and Bea, I have 5 dvd's of the Golden Girls and watch them every night. You all are a gift to all of us.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mary Jo Blue Springs Mo
April 27, 2009
RIP Ms. Getty ...& Ms. Arthur..Friends in Heaven...

Love your spirit & humor, Forever & Always
April 25, 2009
I watch the Golden Girls every day and have the full series on DVD. I miss Estelle and now as of today Bea. These woman were great. My condolences to the families. Thank you for being my friend.... travel that road together in heaven....
January 08, 2009
Mrs. Estelle was so wonderfully funny as Sophia. I watched that show growing up and still watch some reruns today. I can't imagine the show without her in it! The cast was just one of those magical things that happens occasionally on TV for all of us to enjoy. My grandmother would carry around her purse just like Sophia! So after the show started, we would tease her and call her 'Sophia'. :O)

Thank you Mrs. Getty for sharing your talent with us all. You allowed us to laugh when we wanted to cry and laugh louder when you said what we were thinking! I know you have peace now...
January 02, 2009
ms. getty will be missed by many. we will always treasure her for the life and fun she put in her character
sophia. thanks ms getty for making me laugh
December 30, 2008
Estelle was a wonderful actress! She had a talent that no other woman could fill. She Might of been that little fiesty woman, but she had a Big Heart. Still til this day I still watch the Golden Girls. Estelle aka "sophia" will always remain in our hearts. God Bless
December 30, 2008
Jeffrey D. Denny
December 30, 2008
Dearest estelle, you the most hillarious character on Golden Girls, you always made me laugh. The entertainment world lost a wonderful piece of history when you past, Rest in peace you deserve to be peaceful.
December 27, 2008
SOPHIA WE'RE GOING TO MISS YOU, RIP... THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR TELEVISION FRIEND....
December 26, 2008
You are trully missed by so many people. You and the other Golden Girls bought so much enjoyment every time your show came on. No other show can compare. Your quick wit and expressions were like no other. May you rest in peace and please keep on entertaining everyone in heaven. My mom is up there with you, and she loved you too. My mom would giggle and giggle while watching you. We all love you here in Wi. GOD BLESS.
December 22, 2008
we miss our Sophia!!! God bless you sweetie!!
December 08, 2008
I will miss you dearly. I really loved Sophia from the Golden Girls I really loved your wit, your sense of humor, but most of all the loving relationship that Sophia and Dorothy had on the show. You really showed how much to treasure your life to the fullest and always remember to laugh quite a bit. Thank you for being a friend in our hearts forever.
October 02, 2008
you ar funny i am happy
September 26, 2008
We will miss you forever, your character of Sophia was an absolute riot, you definetely made a great contribution to the show.
September 25, 2008
You will be missed. Rest in peace.
September 24, 2008
A true comedic talent. My granddaughter's first grown up song was the theme to your show and from the bottom of my heart I will say THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND. and thank you for the laughs, rest in peace Estelle
September 24, 2008
You were an amazing woman of comedy, and a true angel
September 18, 2008
I loved your show as a kid and still watch the reruns everyday as an adult and still crack up!!!
September 18, 2008
Picture this 2008, Sisily. she will be missed she kept people laughing sooo much i know she will do the same in heaven. BLESS.
August 26, 2008
So much I could say....we enjoyed your show very much my son (9) and I....We love you very much
August 24, 2008
Your humor and the way you made people laugh was a true gift from God, Now make him laugh.....
August 18, 2008
Our family loved Estelle Getty. In Golden Girls, she made us cry with laughter.
My mother Rose Gartner died this past March in Arizona. Should their spirits link, there will be an explosion in Heaven. God won't have any rest with the two of them.
I still remember my Aunt Grace, with her feet up, hair in curlers and her "highball" in hand; watching Estelle and the "girls" act.....truly her best medicine!
Thanks to the Getty Family for allowing everyone to share their thoughts.
August 18, 2008
( TO ONE GREAT TREASURE )

" SOPHIA "
"ESTELLE GETTY "

To all the family, and friend's.... So sorry to hear about the lost of... (Sophia )... She was one of a kind.. I sure was a big fan of her and allway's will be... I still get them on my tv and watch them every night... love .. THE GOLDEN GIRLS...they come on late, but love to see what " Sophia," is up too...She will be missed...so much..One GREAT ACTRESS...my you rest in peace...with or Lord Jesus Crist "one true fan...
August 17, 2008
This is my favorite sitcom still and Sophia will always be alive in my heart as will Dorothy,Blanche, and Rose. They are true examples of how differences in this world don't really matter.
August 16, 2008
you were a very funny lady.i watched your show all he time
August 16, 2008
I got to know Estelle Getty from the Golden Girls. Thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided over the years. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends.
August 15, 2008
i LUV HER IN GOLDEN GIRLS I ACTUALLY STILL WATCH IT AND IM IN MY 30S I HAVE KIDS 9 AND YOUNGER AND THEY LUV HER THEY SAY SHES THE GREATEST PERSON ON TV
August 14, 2008
I loved watching Estelle act. She was always funny and entertaining. My kids even liked watching. Estelle will be truely missed and is an inspiration for many comedians to come. God Bless and Best Wishes to the family and her true life long friends. We will miss you!
August 13, 2008
My Deepest Sympathy to the Family, She will be missed by all of us that we're fans, She was a great actress and very funny, She had a wonderful smile and humor. She is now resting and yet enjoying her new life with our Lord... God Bless You All
August 12, 2008
Our prayers and thoughts go out to the Getty Family. Thank you for your years of making our family laugh. After all laughter is the key to life.. Rest in Peace. Phoenix, AZ
August 12, 2008
My prayers and an condolences goes out to Estelle's family, she was a bright lady and who made us laugh a ton - I to this day still do watch Golden Girls an Golden Palace - I will sure miss you
August 09, 2008
Estelle, you will be missed, I remember when you would go to Old Cans in Studio City, My Thoughts and Prayer go out to your family.
August 09, 2008
Thank God that you were such an awesome lady!!! My prayers go out to Estelles family. I'm just thankful for the re-runs! You can keep us all laughing!! You will truly be missed.
August 08, 2008
My thoughts and prayers go out to Estelle's family. Estelle was an amazing woman. I must admit that I want to be as spunky as Sophia when I get older. You made us all laugh and cry over and over again. You will be greatly missed. WE YOU LOVE ESTELLE/SOPHIA!! God Bless you wherever you are.
August 08, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family in their time of loss. Estelle Getty and the Golden Girls made me laugh for many many years. My late husband and I never missed an episode and we recorded most of them to watch again later. Thank you, Estelle, for bringing laughter into so many homes.
August 07, 2008
August 07, 2008
Thank God that you were such an awesome lady!!! My prayers go out to Estelles family. I'm just thankful for the re-runs! You can keep us all laughing!! You will truly be missed.
August 06, 2008
My deepest sympathies go out to Ms. Getty's family who will always feel her loss. Always know that Estelle gave millions of TV viwers a reason to laugh each and every day. My mom and I would watch the Golden Girls every day and just laugh at Sophia's antics. Heaven has to be a better place now that Estelle has entered God's kingdom. Thank you Estelle for so many laughs. You will be greatly missed by so many.
August 06, 2008
Job Well Done, Sophia (Estelle)... You brought so much joy and laughter with your dry humor and yet touching character. God truly has his hands full now ::)) RIP
August 06, 2008
MA! Can't you just hear "Dorothy".. Estelle, you were one fine lady! I will deeply miss you, but you will continue to make me laugh while I watch the Golden Girls.
August 05, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
August 04, 2008
God bless Estelle, he has taken her home ... she has touched all our lives she will be remembered forever.

Prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends
August 04, 2008
I always loved watching the "Golden Girls". Sophia was my favorite character. I know she will be sorely missed by her family and friends. She brought a lot of joy into so many peoples lives and that is always a happy memory that they will have.
August 04, 2008
to the family of estelle getty my deepest sympathy. we not only lost a great lady . we whom that are living with hiv lost a powerful voice as she fought for change. I hope you ask god why he did this. what i will always remeber is i was a bartender at a gay bar and all bars would turn of music at 855pm to get ready for the golden girls. my bar was not the only one .Friday night was GOLDEN GIRLS night . will miss you so i hope you and all loved one are with you now. say hello to lucy .
August 03, 2008
My deepest sympathy go out to the entire family of Estelle Getty. I look at it as she is no longer suffering and most of all she can now see how many of us adore her ever so much. I grew up watching the Golden Girls with my mom and since day one Ms. Getty has had a sharp tongue. She's spicy and that is what I will always remember about her. She may be gone but here legacy lives on and on forever. I love you Ms. Estelle Getty (Sophia) and I wish I could have had a chance to meet you in person. I will miss you forever and ever. I will continue to watch Golden Girls. Hugs and Kisses.
August 03, 2008
My sincere sympathy to the family of Estelle Getty. She was wonderful. She brought a lot of fun and happiness to our lives.

Rest in peace, Estelle.
August 02, 2008
thanks for making us laugh for so many years,i have nine kids so at the end of the day sitting down with my cup of coffee and watching the golden girls and just seeing estelle coming out would make my day.God Bless you and your family
August 02, 2008
Picture this, Sicily, 2008, we mourn the loss of an honorary Sicilian. We have lost a "firecracker" of an actress.
August 01, 2008
Gone but never forgotten. you will be missed. You made mom and I laugh for years and for this I thank you! As Bob Hope used to say, "Thanks for the memories!".....and I don't think you had anything to do with that little fire at Shady Pines.
August 01, 2008
Ms. Getty
We will miss you very much. you were such a blessing to every person who watched the golden girls and other movies you were. i love your boldness on golden girls...i can't wait to read your book. god bless you and your family.
July 31, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Estelle's family and friends. Estelle was a great actress and loved by all.
God Bless and keep you in His care.
July 31, 2008
For the past year iv'e been watching 'Golden Girls' (rep) and what can i say... what a blast! Estell Getty is probably up there in heaven right now making everybody laugh and smile. I would like to thank her for the laughs she gave me: ) xxxx God Bless xxx
July 31, 2008
To Estelle's family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I only started watching the Golden Girls after seeing Estelle on the show and after that I was hooked just to watch her. I thought she made the show. My daughter who is now 26 years old also got hooked on the show just to watch Sophia. She made people of ALL ages laugh. God Bless you.
July 31, 2008
What a sad loss........I was such a big fan for years and continue to watch Estelle as Sophia even now. Rest in peace.......
July 31, 2008
What A Grand Lady! Estelle......you , just like Lucille Ball, are a wonderful actress who is loved by all who knew and watched you over the years! Thanks for every memory and laugh you gave! You will be sorely missed! Love You and God Bless!
To Your family and friends....so very sorry to learn of your loss! Remember to hold near and dear to your heart the fond memories of Estelle that you have! She is in a better place and is smiling down on you! Peace and Love be with you!
July 30, 2008
Hi my name is Kyle i'm 13 I have
watched The Golden Girls since the 90's. When I heard of Estelle's passing I was very sad. Estelle was the show, she was the main character. Rest in peace
Estelle Getty
(Sophia)
July 30, 2008
To the Family and Friends of Estelle,
Our Love and Sympathy go out to you all,We Loved her so very much too; My daughter was even more sad than the rest of us because she is a die hard fan of Estelle's. She could probally quote every word from every scene Estelle ever played in the "Golden Girls" She also has a picture that all the girls got to sign except Estelle , because of her illness she was unable to get her signature, but she told me that it didn't matter if she didn't get to sign it, that she knew in her heart that Estelle would be in her thoughts Always, ever time she looks at the picture and every time she watches another episode she will say I Love You Estelle, and she made me cry too! So Thank You for all the Wonderful Memories that will last us a Lifetime. Love Always Deborah & Amy Smithey
July 30, 2008
God Bless Your Family and thank you for all the laughs
July 29, 2008
MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY FOR SOPHIAS FAMILY FOR SHE WILL ALWAYS BE SOPHIA TO ME!WHAT A LEGEND!SHE ALWAYS MADE MY MOM AND I LAUGH WHEN WE WERE DOWN IN THE DUMPS AFTER KATRINA LEFT ALL OF US WITH NOTHING BUT ACTUALLY A LOT CAUSE WE STILL HAD EACH OTHER AND SOPHIA BRIGHTENED OUR DAYS WITH LAUGHTER!I JUST LOST MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, MABEL FLOTT, ON APRIL THE 17TH 2008 AND BELIEVE ME ,IT WAS THE SADEST DAY OF MY LIFE AND MY HEART IS SOOOOOOOOOO BROKEN CAUSE SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL MOTHER WHO RAISED ALL HER 13 CHILDREN AND STILL TOOK CARE OF SOME OF US TILL THE END!11 OF HER CHILDREN LOST EVERYTHING IN THE STORMAND WE ALMOST LOST HER WELL ACTUALLY WE DID FOR TWO WEEKS ,CAUSE SHE WAS PARYLIZED ON HER LEFT SIDE FROM A STROKE AND THEY HAD TO AIRLIFT HER OUT AND WE COULD NOT GO WITH HER.SHE DID GOOD AFTER THE STORM IT WAS HER WORRYING ABOUT HER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN THAT KILLED HER!SO REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES SOPHIA GAVE YOU ALL AND ALL THE HAPPINESS AND LAUGHTER SHE BROUGHT TO OTHERS EVERYDAY OF HER LIFE AND THIS WILL GET YOU THROUGH GOD BLESS AND YOU WILL ALL BE IN MY EVERYDAY PRAYERS!DEBBIE DUCOING NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
July 29, 2008
DEAR FAMILY & FRIENDS,
HOW SAD I WAS TO HEAR OF "SOPHIA'S PASSING. FOR SO MANY YEARS I WATCHED THE GOLDEN GIRLS WITH MY ITALIAN"MA". I KNOW SHE IS NOW LAUGHING WITH ESTELLE. ANOTHER BRIGHT STAR IS SHINING IN THE EVENING SKY. CIA AND SHALOM SOPHIA.
July 29, 2008
Thank you for the laughs! You'll never be forgotten. You'll live on forever as a Golden Girl! RIP
July 29, 2008
I will never forget the time spent with my grandmother watching you on TV. Those were the best memories for me and I will hold them dear to my heart. You brought those memories for me and and I thank you.
July 29, 2008
To the Family,

My deepest sympathy - Estelle was the greatest - she will be so very much missed -
July 29, 2008
Dear Getty family: I also lost my mother last year of a serious illness. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered for her wonderful character on the Golden Girls, but she will be cherished by her family and friends in memories and good times. Hang on to those, because they will get you through the difficult days. God Bless!
July 29, 2008
My condolences for the family, friends,etc. of Estelle Getty. Her character on Golden Girls was fantastic and she brought much joy to viewers/fans. John 5:28,29
July 29, 2008
Thank you so much for the MEMORIES. They will forever be in our hearts and our minds.
July 29, 2008
To the family and dear friends as well as coworkers. I am sorry for your loss. Sophia brought laughter back on TV as well as in my life. Thank you Estelle. I enjoyed watching the Golden Girls then and now in the reruns. I will never forget how your feisty character as Sophia helped me heal during some hard times in my life. Many thanks. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Heaven must be having a great time with"Let me tell you a story"! The Golden Girls brought laughter. Estelle you brought the spice to life! Take care my dear friend! Many many thanks for the gift of laughter you brought to many of us!
July 28, 2008
You all are in my Prayers,Estelle Getty was a all in 1 person,and on the Golden Girls was like a Grandmother to so many, thats how well she played her roll. I will always remeber her as she was a part of my childhood growing up...Youll be missed by all!!!!!!!!
July 28, 2008
I Will Miss Her !!!! I Love The Golden Girls
July 28, 2008
What a wonderful entertainer, Estelle was always welcomed in our home, she made us laugh, made us cry, but always felt like she was part of the family. Thank you for your talent, we will be watching re-runs and laughing for years. Heaven, has just received a Bright Huge Star!
July 28, 2008
Estelle Getty was such a delight to watch. She brought so much laughter and memories... WE all have appreciated her and will miss her wit.
July 28, 2008
I'm thinking how she always called Dorothy "Pussycat" and how there was often great drama in the shows such as when they went back to the old house in Brooklyn or when her son "Phil" died. I think the show was the reason we started taking trips to Miami in the '80's.
July 28, 2008
The first time I ever saw Estelle Getty was on The Golden Girls. She immediately won a place in my heart. I have seen her in Stop or My Mom Will Shoot and Mannequin. I find that a sassy sarcastic sense of humor is so hilarious. I will not forget her and I pray that the family and friends find peace during this sad time. I will keep you in my prayers.
July 28, 2008
The first time I ever saw Estelle Getty was on The Golden Girls. She immediately won a place in my heart. I have seen her in Stop or My Mom Will Shoot and Mannequin. I find that a sassy sarcastic sense of humor is so hilarious. I will not forget her and I pray that the family and friends find peace during this sad time. I will keep you in my prayers.
July 28, 2008
TO THE FAMILY, OUR GREATEST SYMPATHY FOR THIS GREAT LOSS.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND COMFORT YOU. WE HAVE LOST A GREAT LADY
BUT WILL NEVER FORGET HER. TV WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN WITHOUT HER. I'M SURE SHE HAS THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN LAUGHING.
MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.
July 28, 2008
This lady has left many memorries for many of us,having a hard time letting her leave.Keep remember my two golden girls they left to soon my Mom and sister.We had named them Sohpia and Rose.I had send a message earlier and have read all and noticed no one had thanked the writers they all had a huge part of the success of the show again thank everyone who made the show so wonderful.Miss you Sohpia hope you are having a great time with my Mom and sister Jean in heaven..Faye
July 28, 2008
To the family and friends of the late Estelle Getty May God comfort you at this time and continue to comfort you. Estelle Getty was one in a million. Chloris Backstrom
July 28, 2008
Dear sweet Estelle..you brought so much joy to our entire family as we shared nightly t.v. with our Mom...Thank you for that......she adored you...as she was much more a "blanche" character....I am so blessed to have had my mom for 79 years. we miss her so much....She passed away suddenly last October..I know she was there to welcome you into the gates of heaven and I know you were there making her laugh again...God bless you sweet women and rest in peace..You are loved by sooo many

Praying for you always.....
July 28, 2008
You are indeed an Angel. Thank you for sharing your wonderful Smile and Personality with my family on the "Golden Girls".
July 28, 2008
To the Getty Family: Our Prayers are with you and friends/family. We pray and hope that you know she is still with you in spirit and making jokes from above and with you.
July 28, 2008
Your character made the show. Now I will miss you dearly but keep you in my heart as well as share your tremendous talent thru the reruns God has taken you to be with him.Rest has come for you.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for the years of laughter that you brought into our home as Sophia. You will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Liz A.
July 27, 2008
Estelle, now you can enter those GOLDEN GATES. To the Getty' Family take comfort in knowing she touch so many lives with those great stories. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
July 27, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 27, 2008
I loved watching "The Golden Girls" they were real funny and caring towards each other. I espeically liked Sophia character because she remained me of my mother. She was under 5 feet and I wasa lot taller than my mother. She would also cut me down all the time but she wasn't trying to be funny that's just the way she was with me. I will miss Sophia she was a character. Maybe she will meet my Mother upstairs and they can compare notes on their daughter fictional and real. LOL
July 27, 2008
Wonderful lady and a joy to watch. so few left in the world today. I feel like she was a teacher, and friend for life. I learned a lot from her.
S.A. Blackman, Atlantic Beach, Fla
July 27, 2008
I absolutely loved the Golden Girls and Sophia was my favorite! My mother-in-law will be 92 Saturday and reminds me so much of Sophia (but not nearly as funny). She walks around the house carrying her pocketbook (which contains pretty much only tissues). Every once in a while, she gets very trusting and leaves it on a chair!!! When she takes a nap, it makes me think of Dorothy holding a mirror up to Sophia's face to make sure she was still breathing! Estelle, thank you so much for all the laughs. God bless you and rest in peace!
July 27, 2008
I LOVED WATCHING THE SHOW.. SHE WAS MY FAVORITE TO WATCH SHE ALWAYS HAD A (PICTURE IT STORY) SOPHIA WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL WHO LOVED HER...
July 27, 2008
This is a very sad day for everyone she was a great actress and I'm sure in her real life also. I want to send my sympathy to her family and all that worked with her and all her friends.
she left a lot of memories for the world to remember her by. Just know we are thinking about all of you that loved her so. I watch golden girls all the time. sorry for your loss and ours. She is in good hands now. An Angel for sure.
July 27, 2008
You will always be loved, and you will be dearly missed. Thank God I got to watch and see you smile.
July 27, 2008
I lost my own mother less than a year ago, so this is to Mrs. Getty's family -- as you grieve your mother's loss, remember that your mother brought laughter to my family and to thousands of families all over the world -- she had a gift and we thank you and your family for sharing her with us!!God Bless you all!!
July 27, 2008
Estelle...Forever a 'Golden Girl'...Thank you for your tremendous talent, beautiful personality, dedication to your trade and all the memories that will always make us smile and laugh...You and "Sophia" will live on in our hearts always...
Rest in Peace...
July 27, 2008
I was sadden to see on TV that Estelle "Sophia" had passed away. She was a great actress and funny. I watch the Golden Girls every day and every night. You will never be forgotten.
July 27, 2008
Estelle,

You were loved by so many. You will surely be missed. We all loved the Golden Girls. Many of us watched you on television before going to sleep.

Sincerely,
Tonjua,Suzzi Holman
and Family
(Clinton,Oklahoma)
July 27, 2008
Thanks for the many laughs. You will be missed.
July 27, 2008
I HAVE LOVED WATCHING SOPHIA FOR YEARS. I KNOW HER BODY MAY BE GONE FROM THIS EARTH, BUT HER MEMORY WILL NEVER FADE. I, LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHERS, WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER AS HER "SOPHIA" CHARACTER
July 27, 2008
You were the funnies person I love watching the show with my mom who passed away in 1997 and then my two boys would watch it with me to this day they still do. My boys always say I was just like you I thought the world of you it was great to have someone see how wonderful life could be you will be greatly missed
July 27, 2008
PICTURE THIS.PEOPLE SAD ALL OVER THE WORLD.THANKS FOR THE MANY MANY LAUGHTS.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.AND TO THE GOLDEN GIRLS CAST I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
July 27, 2008
WE WILL MISS YOU ' SOPHIA ' AS YOU WERE KNOWN WE LOVE YOU AND HAD VERY LOVING MEMORIES WATCHING YOU IN TV YOU WERE OUR FAMILY FAVORITE PERSON IN THE SHOW THAT WHY WE SAW THE 'GOLDEN GIRLS' NOW WE HAVE AN ANGEL ABOVE US
July 27, 2008
I loved watching Estelle as Sophia. She was truly my favorite. After the news of her passing, I went out and bought two seasons of the show on DVD so I know I will always be able to spend time with those Golden Girls!
God Bless
July 27, 2008
to the family- watching the
show was so fun for people
of all ages she was an
awesome actress and
(from what I've read)
a great all around person.
You're really lucky to have
been part of her family, but
I apologize for your loss.
July 27, 2008
i grew up watching up u made my day u will be missed
July 27, 2008
You will be missed. Thank you for the laughs.
July 27, 2008
What a legend. I watch her every morning and afternoon. I can't get enough of the show and her one liners. I loved the way (as character) she played Dorthy's mom. She will live on in all of us in a special way. Her personality is a piece of all of us.
July 27, 2008
I loved watching "Sophia" - the real heart and soul of Golden Girls - and I still watch the re-runs everyday. God bless and keep your family.
July 27, 2008
THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORISE ESTELL GETTY YOU WILL BE MISSED BYE YOUR FRIENDS BEA RUE AND BETTY MAY YOU RIP YOU WAS A VERY NICE LADY TAKE CARE MY DEAR FRIEND
July 27, 2008
How sad I was to hear of Estelle Getty's passing. I will always remember her as fiesty Sophia Petrillo from the Golden Girls, who I think had some of the best one liners on television!!:) Although she is gone, she will always be missed and loved, but luckily we have the privledge of watching her everyday by tuning in to the Golden Girls on LIFTETIME. How very lucky we are indeed!!

Rest in Peace Estelle

Forever a Fan
July 27, 2008
Estelle,
Rest in peace and enjoy your enternal reward as you now sit at the right foot of Jesus. You have blessed the world with your wonderful gifts and talents. You shall be missed.
July 27, 2008
thank for you laughs. You made the show what it was. thank god for u estelle getty. to the family look up to the hills of God who will help you though this time of sorrow. we love you estelle.
July 27, 2008
You were my favorite, I watch you
every am and pm. You made me laugh all the time..What a beautiful
women inside and out. We will all miss
you. Condolences to your family.
You will always be in my thoughts
and prayers.
July 27, 2008
Carl, Barry and families: What a blessing it must have been to have Estelle as your mom. She worked hard to achieve her dream getting that wonderful part of Sophia. Never quitting!!!! I think of her and imagine her in your home cooking and laughing and having a great time with the family. It is those memories that will continue to help you through the coming days. What we saw was her ability to be someone else. You all had the true Estelle. Take care and may her spirit help your heart to heal.
July 27, 2008
She make us laugh and even cry someone I could only wish to have know personally...she will be missed dearly.
July 27, 2008
I have such fond memories watching The Golden Girls with my grandma. Estelle added that special something to the show and in life. She will be deeply missed by many.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for your laughs, we are all put on this earth for a reason, yours was to touch so many of our hearts. Your job here is done , I know you are happy and whole now. My God bless you, your family and friends
July 27, 2008
MY MOM LOVED TO WATCH YOU EVERYDAY AND LAUGH AND ENJOY THE GOLDEN GILRLS. I LOST HER APRIL 9, 2008. I STILL WATCHED THE SHOW AND LAUGHED AND THOUGHT HAPPY MEMORIES OF HER. THANKS. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY. MY SYMPATHY IS WITH THEM.
July 27, 2008
A legend of her times. Estelle will be forever in our hearts; she touched so many lives. May the Lord be with her and her family now and forever.
July 27, 2008
Thank you for the laughs.
July 27, 2008
Estelle, May Flights of Angels Sing You To Your Rest. You will live forever in my heart and the hearts of millions! At Peace, At Rest. Untill we meet again....
July 27, 2008
Estelle I
know you're up in heven making everyone laugh. You certainly brightened up many of my days. I never get tired of watching you and the girls. God bless you and your family at this time.
July 27, 2008
You were a great addition and will be missed to those who were close to you but your fans will always love you...remembering a grand lady...
July 27, 2008
Rest Dear Lady,
You gave us some of the best entertainment and some of the best comeback lines that I have ever heard even to this day. You did your part, now enjoy Heaven.
July 27, 2008
You will be missed , Mrs, Eltelle Gettywe all enjoyed it when you were on the Golden Girls
You all have our deepest sympathy
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
July 27, 2008
Estelle - "Sophia" brought tears of joy & laughter to both my Mother & I. She too was a "golden girl" & now has a front row seat to hear those famous zingers of yours. My deepest condolences to all the family & friends of Estelle Getty.
July 26, 2008
SHE WAS GREAT ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS. HER HUMOR & QUICK WIT WAS THE BEST. SHE MADE THE SHOW SUCCESSFUL. GENERATIONS WILL LAUGH & ENJOY HER COMEDY.
DIANE COON CLEVELAND, OHIO
July 26, 2008
July 26, 2008
Estelle,
Thanks for all the laughs!
July 26, 2008
Our sympathy -- Estelle in many ways was THE golden girl. She was the spark plug that made that show shine bright and keep going strong! She will live on in the reruns -- so well.
July 26, 2008
My 9 year old granddaughter and I watch the Golden Girls EVERY time she comes over to stay the night. She loves them all just as I do. I'm really sorry to hear we lost Estelle.My prayers to her family. She was a Gem.
July 26, 2008
Estelle/Sophia, you will be missed and loved always.....you gave so many joy and laughter in all your shows.....Darlene
July 26, 2008
rest in peace Estelle.You and the Golden Girls have given me so many laughs.I still watch the re runs.I loved your character,you remind me of my grandmothers"may they rest in peace".
god bless you
July 26, 2008
I Loved Estelle from the very beginning, she added 'spice' to the show when replaced that young gay fellow, (she called him the Fancy Man)...I loved you then, & even more today....Shreveport, La. Golden Girl #1 Fan....Goodbye Sophia Pertrillo*
July 26, 2008
You were a wonderful person...always great on the show...even though you werent with us in mind...you were always there in body.

God Bless

Anoymos
July 26, 2008
thanks for all the laughs and thanks for shareing such great times on tv
July 26, 2008
You will be truly missed.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for being a friend. You will be sorely missed.
July 26, 2008
To the Family of Estelle Getty:
My deepest sympathy to a wonderful genuine human being, who
brought heartfelt laughter and warmth to the Golden Girls...I continue to start my mornings watching the re-runs of the show, it is such a happy way to start the day. Thank you for all the laughs
you gave to us. You will be missed...
July 26, 2008
Ms. Getty gave me some of the best evenings of laughter I could have ever had. I know she was a jewel to her family, and she will remain priceless to all of us who enjoyed and will continue to enjoy Sophia, one of the best GOLDEN GIRLS.
July 26, 2008
We will miss your comic timing.
Although you have not been "here" for awhile, you were here when we needed you.
We will remember you with love.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for the happiness you brought to so many and for being such an inspiration for folks in their senior years. You are a true inspiration to so many. May you rest in peace.
July 26, 2008
I loved her, she was so fiesty and she really cracked me up, i thought she really made the show a sucess, i will miss her as an actress but will always remember her, and will look forward to meeting her in the ressurection John 5:28,29. Until we meet, Best Wishes to the family and i'm sorry for your loss, she was awsome.
July 26, 2008
you made me laugh smile and cry
i will miss you as you always but you will never be forgotten

tonja from wallkill ny
July 26, 2008
HEAVEN JUST GOT BRIGHTER.
July 26, 2008
My condolences to the Gettelman family on the loss of Estelle. She brought many hours of laughter into my house over the years and her mark on the world will last forever. I know she is in Heaven, making it a lively and fun place to live.
July 26, 2008
July 26, 2008
You will always be a big part of my lifes memories....laughter..the best of all...thank you..
With love and respect always..
July 26, 2008
Rest in peace momma you were good
July 26, 2008
May God bless your soul, and allow you to be an angel to the rest of us down here on earth, as I imagine you Estelle Getty(the main reason for the accomplishment of the Golden girls,) in my mind and heart. you were the best. Keep them laughing up there in heaven, I will always love you as though we were best of friends.
July 26, 2008
WE ARE DEEPLY SADDENED IN THE DEATH OF A WONDERERFUL ACTRESS > I FELT LIKE I KNEW HER PERSONALLY I HAD WATCHED HER SO MUCH
georgia lene gowan,
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina
July 26, 2008
god bless your famlies for now
July 26, 2008
Estelle Getty was the fun of the show golden girls due to her sharp attitude torward Blanch. The show brought tears to my eyes at times when I would laugh. She was the greatest. I love her
July 26, 2008
Rest peacefully, Estelle, and please know that you are in the hearts of so many for the joy you have brought us. Your "Sophia" was unequaled and the re-runs are still a favorite in my home.
July 26, 2008
Thank you Sophia, you were one in a million! We will laugh for many years to come, thinking about the show.
July 26, 2008
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Estelle (Sophia) Getty.
A great person and a great actress.
I loved her on "The Golden Girls".
May she rest in peace
July 26, 2008
My mother loved Estelle, they both were so feisty. The mother daughter relationship(Estelle and Bea) was so much like my mom's and I.My mother died 6 years ago and I still watch the reruns. Her death will leave a void in many hearts but a resurrection is soon around the corner. Waiting to see her and mom again. May God bless the family and the ones she has left with so many precious memories.
July 26, 2008
she will be greatly missed loved her on the golden girls and god bless her family and friends
July 26, 2008
Mrs. Getty,
You have no idea how many countless hours I have spent watching you on Golden Girls. ( You always reminded me of my grandma... she was also ill with the same disease as yourself.) If you see her up there please have a drink with her for me~) I remember it as a child and now in my mid 20's I enjoy watching it still. You are an amazing actress, and how I wish I could have been lucky enough to have met you. Thank you for your humor and blessing television today with your wit! May you smile upon your remaining cast members forever. Thanks for the memories...
July 26, 2008
Thanks Estelle;
For sharing your talent as the vibrant, funny, and tenacious Sophia in
The Golden Girls.
My deepest sympathy to your family.
July 26, 2008
LET CELEBRATE HER LIFE, NO HER PASSING, SHE IS ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS. GOD BLESS YOU, SOPHIA, REST IN PEACE.
GEORGE GUILLAN
July 26, 2008
Thank you for all the joy of entertainment you brought to families throughout America. You will be missed terribly and God Bless your family in this time of loss.
July 26, 2008
God Bless your family at this time
July 26, 2008
Estelle, i spent endless hours watching you on the Golden Girls. Those memories will be cherished forever and I will never stop watching the show. I loved you as Sophia and I always will. Go and rest now and know that you are loved.
July 26, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
July 26, 2008
"Picture this sicily 1932" Oh sophia we will miss you, but every night i will still watch you, in my home you are forever. My deepest sympathy for the family. May Sophia rest in peace.
July 26, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 26, 2008
What a wonderful lady!! I know all of Heaven is smiling because of her presence there! She brought years of laughter and joy to my family and I and still does each night while watching Golden Girls on Lifetime. We will miss that Special Angel.
July 26, 2008
I so loved the Golden Girls. They chemistry was wonderful between all of them. I know Estelle's last few years have been rough so may she now rest in peace in GOD's hands. She will truley be missed and my prayers go out to her loved ones.
July 26, 2008
What a heart breaker. Estelle (sophia) you were a true original. You made the show "golden girls" what it was. I watched it because of you. I know your cracking them up in heaven. I love you, rest in peace "pussycat".
July 26, 2008
Youbrought meandmyfamily so much pleasure. We still watch your reruns, and will do so until they are off the air.We will always think of you and love you. The Filer Family.
July 26, 2008
I was sorry for your Loss! She was great on the Golden Girl's!
July 26, 2008
Thanks for all of the years of great laughter that you bought into all of our lives
July 26, 2008
Dear Getty Family
There are many words written to express sympathies in this guest book but the simple truth is Ms.Getty has gone to the greater stage in the sky and her family should be very proud of the joy she has brought to millions of people.She will never be forgotten.She was a Golden Gal.Loved her a lot.
July 26, 2008
To the Getty Family, Estelle Getty you and your show made me laugh, when I didn't have alot to laugh about in my life. And the family on the show reminds me of mine, quick wit, looking DUH at each other but most of all the LOVE!!!

What get's me thru my rough days and i say this every morning when I get up. "ALWAYS KEEP CHRIST FIRST IN YOUR DAY AND YOU WILL HAVE A GLORIOUS DAY!!

Your family is proud. God Bless!!!
July 26, 2008
You will be missed by millions but you'll always be in our hearts and thanks for being a friend.
July 26, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty: The Bible assures us of a ressurection into the new system of things.Your Mother,grandmother
or whatever she was to you, will come back
to life soon. So until then, I know you are in a safe place, waiting for that day.
July 26, 2008
God Bless and keep you our dear one. We loved watching you on Golden Girls. My mother , that just recently passed owned a night club. Well she had buisness to tend, but never went to the club until after she watched the girls. She loved that show so much. Estelle was hillarious to her and me. She was a spunky little cookie. I will cherish you as well as I will talk for my mother now, as she did too. You were a special lady that will not be forgotten. God speed to the family and to her Golden Girls family. God Bless you and keep you.
July 26, 2008
you are truly a golden girl you will be missed
July 26, 2008
she was so comical on the show.i think she made the show.she will be dearly missed in my household.may god be with her family at this time of need.god bless you all.
July 26, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories of Estelle {Sophia} bring you comfort.
She was such a joy to watch and we are still enjoying "The Golden Years" and will for a long time to come.
July 26, 2008
My grandmother loved watching your show and my grandmom kinda reminds me of you. My grandmother passed away in Feb of 2006 and when I watch the reruns it brings me back to the days when I would watch it with my grandmother. I hope you guys get to meet in heaven
July 26, 2008
Sophie/Estelle:You reminded me so much of my late mother. She was short and feisty also. Say hello to her for me. You'll be able to recognize her. It would be like looking in a mirror. Vaya con dios!
July 26, 2008
You will always be one of the greats!
July 26, 2008
What a blessing you were, you were so funny and will be missed.
July 26, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 26, 2008
I grew up watching the Golden Girls on tv and it was always a delight to see your character. Now, Rest in Peace and sleep on now.
July 26, 2008
Thank you for sharing your talents with us, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss.
July 26, 2008
Estelle we will never forget your smile. God bless you.
July 25, 2008
You, Dear Lady... were ALWAYS a joy to watch. Dynamite does indeed come in small packages. You will truly be missed. God speed.
July 25, 2008
I feel like it is an honor to pay my respects to a lady that has provided me with hours of laughter. Sharp and witty, she was. she made me believe that Sophia was more than a character. She felt like someone I knew. May God strengthen your family in this hour of grief.
July 25, 2008
Estelle aka Sophia, I loved the Golden Girls and especially loved "your" wit and humor. You were, and are, still a very special lady and will be missed!
July 25, 2008
Huge fan of the show Golden Girls i watch it nitely. I will allways be a huge fan of Estelle's she was a funny and terrifc woman.

She will be sadly missed by me everytime i see the show.
July 25, 2008
Estelle Getty she was a sweett lady
July 25, 2008
Sorry to hear about Ms. Getty passing, I will still remember the funny things she use to say on the Golden Grils that would keep you laughing, she will be miss but never forgotten, I will be praying for the family, Michelle and family
July 25, 2008
To The Family of Estelle Getty:
I would like to extend my condolences for your loss. Ms Getty always made me laugh. I'm certain your memories of her will always bring a smile to your faces.
Rest In Peace, Estelle Getty.
July 25, 2008
I love this lady. I really enjoyed the Golden Girl show, it was a part of me. My prayers goes out to Family.
July 25, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 25, 2008
You still make me laugh everyday on Lifetime. Thank you for that! You are already missed...God Bless those you have left behind.
July 25, 2008
She will be sadly missed. She woke me up and laughed me to sleep. She will always be with us as long as the Golden Girls are running. Our prayers are with her family and friends.
July 25, 2008
I remember when Estelle first came on the show it was when her retirement home burnt down because of her, and the hot plate. To the episode where she loses her memory, to the episode where she gets married, and she and her new husband open up a pizza place down on what they called "their" boardwalk. I also will never for get the movie that she starred in with Sly Stallone, "Stop or my mom will shoot" She was a talented actress, and one heck of a lady. I will greatly miss her and her comedic acting. She will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends, I know that she was close to Rue, Beatrice, and Betty. I am very sorry for your lost. Good-bye and good night dear friend.
July 25, 2008
Estelle,Thank you for being a friend.You remind me of my grandmother so much.I truly enjoyed getting to know you on television and feel I have suffered a tremendous loss.You will be missed by all.
July 25, 2008
I remember watching the Golden Girls and when Estelle Getty would come on with her gray wig and carrying her pocketbook, it just made the whole show. Then I remember seeing her in the movie Mannequin and I couldn't believe how different she looked. What a great, funny actress and a woman that will be missed by all who knew her. G-d bless you Estelle Getty.
July 25, 2008
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 25, 2008
Estelle A.K.A "Sophia" was an awesome woman and actress, and I m truly sadden by her passing. My one dream was to always one day meet all of the Golden Girls together my heart breaks that i now will never have that opportunity. She will truly be missed. God bless her and her family.
July 25, 2008
Thank you Ms.Getty, You still make me laugh every morning. My deepest sympathy to all of her family. She was a treasure.
July 25, 2008
The irony about The Golden Girls Estelle, was that you were a year younger than your daughter Dorothy ! Well, in real life anyway. You will be very missed because you were so very loved, but we mustn't mourn your death, but instead celebrate your wonderful life. Rest in peace Estelle / Sophia...
July 25, 2008
i will miss u very much
July 25, 2008
Thank you for being a friend
July 25, 2008
Funny Lady, I love the show. She is the one who made it a great show. May you find comfort knowing that many care. God Bless you. She may have anyone up there laughing.
July 25, 2008
sophia, you kept us all in line, and made us all very happy while we were being scolded. you were the best, and you are the best. rest well my sweet estelle.
July 25, 2008
To Estelle's family I send my condolences may God comfort you and may he hold Estelle in his arms
July 25, 2008
Sorry to hear of your loss. She will always be remembered as a spunky person with alot of heart. I watched the golden girls for years and she provided alot of laughs for me, I have lost both of my parents its very hard but as time goes on it gets easier but they will be in your hearts forever.
July 25, 2008
Estelle,

You brought so much laughter into our home! We love you and always will. You will never be foregotten.

Our hearts and sincere blessings are with the entire Gettleman family.

God Bless.
July 25, 2008
Thanks for the many laughs you gave me over the years. I want to be like Sophia when I become a golden girl.
July 25, 2008
I've always said that of all the Golden Girls I hope I can be like the Sophia character. I love Miss Getty and she will be missed greatly. My deepest sympathy to her family. She was a wonderful woman.
July 25, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 25, 2008
Deepest sympathy to Estelle's family and to Rue, Bea and Betty. You made alot of people happy. Rest in peace.
July 25, 2008
A great talent that will be greatly missed.

Charleston, SC
July 25, 2008
Estelle, I'm an Italian and waching the Golden Girls made me feel like home, YOU are the one that made my day, you ...Sophia (SOFIA), Thank you! We will miss you...Riposa in Pace!
July 25, 2008
I just want to send my love to the Getty family. Estelle is a very speacial lady that will be loved by all and left us all a speacial gift. The gift of Sophia, that we will always love. Its not often someone like her comes into peoples lives, Estelle will be loved and honored as long as there is televison. Estelle made us love and laugh as she made Sophia a household name and for that we are all greatful for this.
July 25, 2008
Even though I am really young I loved watching the movies you were in. You were and amazing woman and may God rest your soul.
July 25, 2008
Good-Bye my Girl
July 25, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 25, 2008
Estelle Getty's character Sophia...made "The Golden Girls" for me, her sharp wit and quick quips endeared her to millions..."Thank you for being a friend."
July 25, 2008
Estelle, you will be missed as if you
were family. We have people in ours
that remind us of your character. We always watch the re-runs of
Golden Girls. Our heartfelt sympathy
goes out to your family. Rest in peace.
July 25, 2008
I will miss estelle, my greatgrandma lives 1000 miles away and when the golden girls come we get on the phone and talk and laugh she made are 1000 miles fell like 10 mins away. we will miss her.
July 25, 2008
You were Estelle Getty in real life, but you will always be "Sophia" to me! Sophia reminded me of my mother, but my mother wasn't as vulgar! LOL! You were the best! Your family and friends will be in my prayers, and the laughter you brought to me, will always be in my heart. "Golden Girls" reruns on Lifetime will mean much more to me now that you are gone. You will be missed. See you in Heaven!
July 25, 2008
Everyday I watch Golden Girls just to see what Sophia has to say. She is one of the true greats like Lucille Ball. Neverending laughter. Ms Getty will be sorely missed. My condolences to her family. God Bless.
July 25, 2008
I love her, my mom loves her, my 10 year old daughter loves her! Her portrayal of Sophia is timeless. What a light she has been to us. My heart goes out to the family. Take comfort in the legacy that she leaves behind.
July 25, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 25, 2008
YOU ARE STILL MY FAVORITE "GOLDEN GIRL" MS. SOPHIA
July 25, 2008
My thoughts are with you Estelle I may not have known you personally but I feel I knew you from watching Golden Girls. You touched my life god bless you you will nerver be forgotten!
July 25, 2008
God Bless You Estelle. You brought a lots of Joy to all. You shall be missed. Rest In Peace
July 25, 2008
I'am sorry for your lost,but I enjoyed the gloden girls and I was always having a good time when ever the story came on,estelle getty brought laughter to my life and in my family,she will be missed,and my prayers goes out to her family and please keep your faith in God at all times.
July 25, 2008
Ms. Estell Getty will be missed greatly.... However, she left behind a lasting legacy that will be with us throughout the ages!

Rest in peace Ms. Getty! Our prayers are with you family in this most difficult time!
We Loved you, but, God loved you best!
July 25, 2008
Thanks for all the laughs and memories from the Golden Girls. I extend my sympathy and prayers to the family.
July 25, 2008
Estelle.. you have brought such laughter and happiness to many lives. You made me laugh when i was down and you will be missed very much.... rest in peace
July 25, 2008
Thank you...loved you...you made me happy. Rest in Peace.
July 25, 2008
GOD KNOWS BEST! I LOVED YOU IN CHARACTER AND JUST LAST NITE I WAS WATCHING "GOLDEN GIRLS" AND AS ALWAYS LOVED YOUR QUICK SAYINGS. GOD STRENGTHEN YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME,
July 25, 2008
What a wonderful woman Ms. Estelle was and always will be. My heartfelt prayers go out to the family and dear friends. I maybe only 37 years old. But in my life time I've always enjoyed the movies and shows that she was on. My favorite past time is watching reruns of the Golden Girls. That's how I found out this week about her passing. It broke my heart because it felt like losing a dear loved one. Even though I never met her. That's just the type of person she was. Whether it was just simply acting. It was her that made a difference. I just wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to Ms. Estelle's family. May God be with you all. We're sure gonna miss her. But what a life she led and the laughters she has left. Take care
July 25, 2008
A true inspiration of "never give up" and to "follow your dream". Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us. You made us laugh and that is a good thing.
July 25, 2008
She will be miss
July 25, 2008
You made me smile and enjoy Saturday nights!!!!!

I'm sure you making many people laugh up in heaven.

God Bless you, Estelle
July 25, 2008
i just wanted to say may god bless u i loved wacthing her on tv she was funny i will miss her so but i will still see her on tv. may u rest in peace,
July 25, 2008
I found out 7/25/08, of your passing and brought tears to my eyes. I truly felt you were a great Actress, I watch shows you have played in you made the Golden Girls and you will be missed. May you rest in peace.
July 25, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with her children and families. Sophia will always bring laughter to our lives. She will never be forgotten!!!
July 25, 2008
What a wonderful woman who was adored by so many. My prayers go out to her family. I'm sure Estelle is watching us with a huge smile on her face and loving all the attention. Heaven is filled with a little more love and laughter now that Estelle (sophia) is there. Thank you for being our friend.
July 25, 2008
Picture this, America without Sophia,
Our country has lost yet another icon...we have been richer for having known her...she made us all laugh...she is as funny now as she was when we first met the
Golden Girls..Thank you, Estelle, we
love you!!!
July 25, 2008
Estelle, you were my very very favorite actress in the world. You'll be sorely missed!!! I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet you personally.
July 25, 2008
YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY AND FORGOTTEN BY NONE!! AMERICA LOVES YOU ESTELLE....

DOREY TRAVIS
July 25, 2008
I watched Estelle when I was little, and now watch her with my little girls. She will be sadiy missed by us, its feels like we lost our grandmother,we love her very much!
July 25, 2008
To the family: Peace I leave with you: my peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27
July 25, 2008
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

July 25, 2008
Rest in Peace. You were so funny and make me laugh every time I watch Golden Girls! You will be missed and always be in out Hearts as Sophia!
July 25, 2008
I truly enjoyed her work on the Golden Girls. My deepest condolences to her family.
July 25, 2008
God Bless, You will be missed, wish I could have met you. You were such a joy on The Golden Girls. Rest with the Lord
July 25, 2008
I can watch the Golden Girls over and over and I laugh ever single time......You will be sadly missed!
July 25, 2008
she might have been little but her heart and talent were bigger. she is well known in heaven... for sure!!!!
July 25, 2008
you will be sadly missed and you were a great actress you will live onin our memories
July 25, 2008
She will be missed. Heaven is a little sweeter now. She was a wonderful lady and a talented actress. I will watch "Golden Girls" with a bigger smile in my heart knowing that Estelle Getty is one of the angels up above.
July 25, 2008
Picture this..Heaven 2008...there is a lot of laughter in Heaven because Sophia is home. Thank you Estelle for so many laughs. RIP

My condolences to her family.
July 25, 2008
What a wonderful talent this marvelous lady was. She was so gifted, and will be missed by all whose pleasure it was to have seen her perform.

My deepest sympathy to all of her family and friends.
July 25, 2008
REST NOW ESTELLE
YOU WILL BE MISSED
I LOVED YOUR WIT
July 25, 2008
I have the golden girls collection and estelle is golden in heaven she will be missed
July 25, 2008
What a funny lady. RIP. Thanks for the great laughs.
July 25, 2008
Thanks for the wonderful memories and the great one liners, you will never be forgotten. God Bless your family.
July 25, 2008
Wow what a loss, "Ma/Sophie" was simply a joy to watch on the Golden Girls. God Bless those whom she left behind.

Houston, TX
July 25, 2008
You brought many joys and laughs into my home. Always remembered~
July 25, 2008
I loved the Golden Girls. Sophia made the show for me. I loved the others too but Sophia always had something funny to say. Estelle will be greatly missed and I hope she is resting peacefully.
July 25, 2008
" PICTURE IT, SICILY" lol lol she was a hoot; i loved the golden girls sorry it had to come to an end; rip estelle
July 25, 2008
The Golden Girl will not be the same but Iwill always watch it no matter what. I love that show. we all love Estelle she really made the show all of them is good but she told it like it was and did not crack a smile.

Miss you but God knows best.
July 25, 2008
The "Golden Girls" have given me some of the best laughs I've ever had. My deepest sympathies to all who loved her.
July 25, 2008
Sophia was what made the golden Girls. She was so funny but down to earth person. Thanks Soiphia.
July 25, 2008
You were grand! Say hi to my folks up there and keep them laughing!
July 25, 2008
She was a sweet lady. Her quality of entertainment will be missed. Thank you for being part of my families lives.
July 25, 2008
Ms. Getty will be forever Sophia to her legion of fans. Thanks to her family for sharing her with the world. Thanks to Estelle for being who you were. I have always loved Sophia's comebacks to Rose, Blanche and Dorothy... she was the best!
July 25, 2008
awww the world lost a beautiful lady.I know angels met her in the clouds.my deepest sympathy goes out to all that knew and loved her.Cynthia Powers.NH.
July 25, 2008
Dear Estelle,
The world has lost one funny and adorable lady. You brought the "Sophia" character to life. Everyone time I watch the show all the worries and troubles of my life just disappeared for that moment. Heaven now has one funny angel in the clouds. Rest in peace and keep your laughter alive forever.
July 25, 2008
I loved her so, she was a wonderful talent and will be greatly missed.
July 25, 2008
DEAR FAMILY,
I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MS GETTY WAS A WONDERFUL ACTRESS AND COMEDIAN. SHE WAS SUCH AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS. SHE ALWAYS LIGHTENED MY HEART WITH HER SPUNKY, SMART , AND LOVEABLE CHARACTER OF SOPHIA THAT SHE SO PERFECTLY PLAYED. SHE ACTED LIKED SHE LOVED PLAYING THE ROLE OF SOPHIA AS MUCH AS I AND EVERYONE ENJOYED HER. MAY HER BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT, WONDERFUL WIT, AND THE LOVE AND HAPPY TIMES YOU SHARED LIVE IN YOUR HEARTS ALWAYS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE ON ESTELLE (SOPHIA) ALWAYS.
July 25, 2008
God bless you little lady.
July 25, 2008
God bless you Estelle for the laughter, joy and tears you brought to my life. Watching the Golden Girls was a ritual with me and will continue to be. You will be missed by not only your friends and relatives, but by your many fans as well.
July 25, 2008
Getty you touched so many lives and you will surely be missed the show Golden Girls was the best comedy ever they don't make them like that anymore I am 20 some years younger then you were but I loved watching that show when I got home from work it was my relaxing time with you, you will be missed not only by your loved ones but by your fans as well rest in peace and make the angel laugh just don't make God mad.
July 25, 2008
I want to thank Estelle Getty for many years of wonderful laughs,she really made my day anytime I watched the show.Even my Daughter loved her,I still watch it anytime I see it's on.Well Heaven is enjoying her wonderful smile and scence of humor now.God Bless you Estelle."Thank-you for being a friend"
July 25, 2008
The world has "lost" a wonderful human being that was not only witty, but brought such "joy" to others. I have never missed an episode, nor have I missed all the reruns. My heart feels sad in the loss of your passing; and I"m sure that my heart is not only sad heart out there. What a "joy" you have been.
July 25, 2008
Estelle Getty, Remarkable woman and actress, whom will always be a part of my life. My family calls me Sophia, they say I am like the character she played on The Golden Girls in many ways. As long as the show continues to run she will be alive still in a lot of hearts, but by me she will remain alive forever, and I'll still too, carry my straw handbag. God Bless.
July 25, 2008
Mrs. Estelle Getty, was a funny lady. My god take you in his arms. I am sure you will have them laughing.
July 25, 2008
Sophia always reminded me of my grandmother the way she always carried her purse, she was my favorite on the show, sometimes just her facial expressions were enough to make you laugh. I so glad her dreams came true. May God bless her family.
July 25, 2008
Thank you for being a friend!!!!! A beautiful heart and wit!!! YOU will be thought of everyday!!!!
July 25, 2008
Estelle was a wonderful actress in the Golden Girls. I was sad when I read about her in the paper. I'll be watching the re runs and thinking of her. Rest in peace Estelle.
July 25, 2008
She was a firecracker! May she rest in peace. Thanks for the many laughs.
July 25, 2008
R.I.P. Sophia! Your fans will always love you.
July 25, 2008
I loved Estelle and watching the Golden Girls,anytime i felt down all I had to do was watch the show. Estelle and the rest of the cast would always put a smile on my face and cheer me up. Thank You Estelle for being the light of so many peoples lifes. You will be missed,but never forgotten.
July 25, 2008
I will always remember Estelle as Sophia, I loved her character on Golden Girls, may God be with the family during her passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed.
July 25, 2008
Thank you, Miss Estelle, for all the wonderful memories....you were so funny, lively, spunky and just plain down to earth and people could relate to you. You would say some things that were so unexpected, and that was what made you so perfect for that part. We love you and will miss you. God bless you and your family.
July 25, 2008
I've watched The Golden Girls for many years. You have always made me laugh, especially with your one liners. Good bye to a great actress.
What a talent! You will be missed.
Rest in peace, Sophia. We love you!
July 25, 2008
You were always my favorite.I will miss you.We still have the reruns of the Golden Girls thankfully.Rest in peace God has a beautiful angel,Ida
July 25, 2008
Rest in peace Estelle, I'll always love you.
July 24, 2008
What a beautiful, funny, feisty, sassy, alive, fresh, original, actress..
she didnt need computer generated special effects..Estelle your going to have some fun times swinging on heavens gate..when i see a shooting star go by i know your shaken those angel wings..
July 24, 2008
Estelle was the best! I watched Golden Girls 3 times a day and even got my husband watching it too! We LOVED Sophia. Estelle will be forever missed!
July 24, 2008
Estelle was a wonderful actress. Although I was young when the Golden Girls was originally on NBC, I remember watching it. Now that I an in my 20's I still enjoy watching the reruns on Lifetime. Her charactor Sophia was wonderful. Estelle, you will be missed.
July 24, 2008
I WILL MISS YOU ESTELLE, I GREW UP WATCHING YOU WITH MY GRANDMOTHER FOR MANY YEARS AND WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES. I WILL THINK OF YOU ALWAYS AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
July 24, 2008
i was a huge fan and still am i have the golden girls on dvd and watch them on lifetime. even my toddlers are fans, it's such a great show. my sons favorite character is sophia. rest in peace, we'll miss you.
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the laughs!! You are the best Golden Girl. Thank you for being a friend!!! :)
July 24, 2008
I loved Estelle Getty she was Americas Mom she will be missed by all.
July 24, 2008
I was a big fan of you you always made me laugh. I'm really gonna miss you. REST IN PEACE
July 24, 2008
when ever i hear the theme song for the golden girls i will smile and think of estelle getty .
i watch the re - runs everynite
on lifetime and i laugh at all
the funny things that she would say she is in heaven with all
the greats who died before her
they are sitting around heaven
laughing at eachers jokes and
watching the golden girls on gods tv . picture it july 2008
the world lost a great lady
and actress but heaven has her now .


rest in peace estelle
where u are
July 24, 2008
You were one of the funniest women on "The Golden Girls". You will be greatly missed by all your fans.
July 24, 2008
I'll have fond memories of The Golden Girls, and am gratefull for the laughs and love she showed.
I know the girls will miss her.
Fly Free Estelle.
July 24, 2008
I WAS SADDEN TO HEAR ABOUT THE PASSING OF ESTELLSE I NEVER MISSED AN EPISODE OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS. I LOVE YOU ESTELLE REST IN PEACE ''SOPHIA''
July 24, 2008
Mrs. Estelle Getty, was a very cute & funny lady. Her memory will live on as Sophia in the Golden Girls, she will be missed and never be forgotten. Our hearts goes out to her two Sons & all The Getty Family and May God Bless them.
July 24, 2008
We miss you Estelle!
July 24, 2008
i am sorry about estelle getty
she was a great actress
i watched her on tv
peggy
July 24, 2008
"Golden Girls" is on weekdays at 4:00 in our area, and I rush home from work everyday to get in the house and watch two re-runs back-to-back. I have many of them memorized; it's my favorite show of all time. Estelle's one line zingers make me laugh, even after hearing them for the tenth time. I will miss you dearly. Rest in Peace.
July 24, 2008
I loved you but never met you.You kept me laughing.The world will miss you
July 24, 2008
I feel as though I have lost a true friend. I have enjoyed her over the years so very much and all of us Golden Girls will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
July 24, 2008
She was a living doll. Our family loved her on her show so much! She always made us laugh and we still watch her daily. Those of us that didn't know her can't miss her like her loved ones but we will think of her family. We'll always have her in our livingrooms.
Our hearts are with you all in the Getty family.
with heartfelt condolences, The Francis and Byus family
July 24, 2008
Estelle: Rest in peace. To your family, your mom was wonderful and Brought so much laughter to my living room each night.What a terrific lady.Heaven is lucky.
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the laughs you still and will give millions for years to come. Sophia what a legacy ...for a great actress
July 24, 2008
My heart goes out to the Getty
family. I'll miss her.
July 24, 2008
I love Golden Girls, and always will! May you rest in peace. You will be missed.
July 24, 2008
We will never forget you! Thanks for the memories! The Shelley Family
July 24, 2008
Estelle will be missed but we all know she is now with her husband and in a better place. The other day I was watchin Mannequin earlier in the week. I had not watched it in a long time. It reminds me we have movies and shows on Lifetime to see her.
July 24, 2008
loved you on
golden girls
may you rest in peace
god bless you always
July 24, 2008
My sympathy goes out to Estelle's Family. Golden Girls was one of my favorite shows. I still watch the reruns now.
July 24, 2008
Oh! , what joy and happiness you brought into our homes. May god continue to give all of you the strength to endure such a great loss.



The Lacey Family
July 24, 2008
gonna miss you estelle getty,god bless.
July 24, 2008
My heart goes out to the Getty family, sorry about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
July 24, 2008
I truly loved you as Sophia. You made me laugh and I still watch Golden Girls reruns every night after work. God Bless you and rest in peace.
July 24, 2008
I still watch the Golden Girls reruns on about a daily basis , even though I have seen them all a dozen or so times each , I still laugh tears ! I even named my daughter that was born in 2006 Sophia !
July 24, 2008
Thanks for providing so much humor to my mother's life when she was declining with Alzheimer's Disease. She could still relate and laugh because of you. Thanks, Sophie!
July 24, 2008
Estelle! You made me laugh, you made me cry and I will miss you so very much! Thank you for giving us you and I pray for those you left behind that they will feel Jesus arms around them and that they will know him!
July 24, 2008
Oh I loved her. She was the best
I still watch The Golden Girls on reruns, and I just love it
Rest in peace my dear. You made us all smile
Love, Dee
July 24, 2008
sophia you the best in show you made me laugh i love you and miss you .. i m still watch the show of golden girls... rest in peace sophia ...
July 24, 2008
I am sorry about Estelle i loved her in the Golden Girls and all other role's she's played. She was a very funny lady, Petite and cocky. She will be missed. I felt like i lost a friend. (A big Georgia fan). Estelle go and fly with the Angels.
July 24, 2008
I would like to give thanks to a legend that has made an unhappy childhood bareble through laughter.
Thank You for blessing my 25 years on earth with your talent. You will never be forgotten. xoxoxoxoxo
God Bless. love u 4ever.
July 24, 2008
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
MS. GETTY SHE WAS ABSOLUTLEY
A DELIGHT. TO WATCH ON TV PLAYING SOPHIA. YOUR MOM WAS A INSPIRATION TO ALL OF US.I WAS YOUNGER. I ALWAYS WATCHED GOLDEN GIRLS.ALL I CAN SAY MS GETTY MADE ME LAUGH SO MUCH. NOW SHE IS RESTING IN PEACE. IS ONE OF GODS CHILDREN. I WILL MISS HER FOR HER WAY OF HAVING OTHERS LAUGH. MAY GOD BLESS,
MARY JOHNSON
HACKENSACK NJ
I STILL WATCH THE SHOW.
ANYTIME I SEE HER IN GOLDEN GIRLS.
July 24, 2008
I knew this day would come -when we would lose one of our Golden Girls. I was dreading this day of course but knew it could not be prevented. I grew up watching the Golden Girls, a child of the 80s I identified more with them when I was 10 than anyone else on TV. Their show reached all ages. I watch them now and remember why I loved them so much then as much as I still do. Although I love each of the actresses greatly, Estelle, you were my favorite. You made us all a little closer to our mothers and grandmothers and made us feel like laughter is the best medicine. Your presence on this earth has made my life and so many others a better one. We will miss you but you will live on forever thru Sophia.
July 24, 2008
Thank you for the years of laughter.
Rest in peace Ms. Getty
July 24, 2008
I was very sad to hear of your loss, we will all miss this beautiful lady. I know that she is in very good hands and making him laugh and smile as she did all of us. She kept my dad laughing after his stroke and he will be there to greet her. Rest in Peace dear lady
July 24, 2008
To The Getty's Family , May God Bless you and keep you in this time of sorrow.
July 24, 2008
We lost a great lady. Will miss you
but will rember you always. May you
go with GOD.
Love, a very BIG FAN
July 24, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty:
Thank you for sharing your mom with us so many nights on television. I have always said that the Golden Girls is the funniest clean cut TV show we have ever had, coming close the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. God Bless her for making milliions of us laugh. I never miss a repeat on lifetime, just to get a kick out of her and the rest of the gals. May she rest in peace.
July 24, 2008
the getty's family.so sorry for your loss and i know she is in heaven because she loved to LAUGH and enjoy life.GOD BLESS YOU'LL
July 24, 2008
the getty's family.so sorry for your loss and i know she is in heaven because she loved to lafe and enjoy life.GOD BLESS YOU'LL
July 24, 2008
Ms.
Estelle Getty was a very genuine actress who bought joy to so many tv
viewers in watching the Golden Girls and I still watch the reruns from
this show due to the funny,witty and superb acting that Ms. Getty and
her co-stars of the show did.... She was truly a funny lady...i
July 24, 2008
My warmest condolensces to Estelle's family who have no doubt taken such good care of her in these last few years. I watch the "Golden Girls" nearly daily and Estelle continues to make me laugh hysterically and also to think about social issues at that time which impact my life even now. Her words of wisdom on the show apply to life as we know it now. Thanks to Estelle for giving so much to a perfect stranger.
July 24, 2008
To the Family of Estelle Getty, She was a great icon in my eyes and I loved watching her in her role on Golden Girls.. Everytime i seen her she reminded me of my grandmother.. Now she is resting in peace with the lord... Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
July 24, 2008
To the family of Mrs. Getty, thanks for sharing your mother with us. Good night Pussycat.
July 24, 2008
You my sweet lady brought me many hours of laughter, and smiles that the number is to high to count...We were all blessed by you...May God Bless all of your family, and all your friend's....You will be missed, and Never forgotten...
July 24, 2008
to the family Estelle Getty will be missed so much i love watching the golden girls i am a very big fan i own them all on dvd she made me laugh more than anyone ever could :)i will cherish my golden girls dvds forever god bless and Peace be with you all.
July 24, 2008
Oh, Estelle, Rest in peace, Such an angel you were. Thanks for all the one liners!
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the laughs Estelle
Rest now in Gods loving arms.
July 24, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family, cast members, friends and fans of Ms Estelle. She brought laughter and joy into the hearts of many. Thank God for reruns, her joy will go on forever.
July 24, 2008
Truely, an inspiration!!!!
I loved every minute of watching you. Wendy Gilman Lewis Oakland Maine
July 24, 2008
i loved estelle getty her role of sophia was one of the best female comedy roles of all time, i watched the golden girls 3 times a day. what a loss to the comedy world
July 24, 2008
RIP Sophia We love you!
July 24, 2008
PICTURE THIS.SHE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE.MY HEART TRULY GO"S OUT TO HER FAMILY AND ALL WHO LOVED HER.THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY.
July 24, 2008
I SURE WILL MISS SOPHIA VERY MUCH. SHE MADE ME LAUGH WHEN I GOT HOME FROM HAVING SURGERY. EVEN THOUGH IT HURT TO LAUGH IT CAUSED ME TO HEAL FASTER. I WILL MISS HER AND THE GOLDEN GIRLS. I STILL WATCH THEM TODAY AND ENJOY THEM ALOT. IT JUST WILL BE MORE SPECIAL WITHOUT SOPHIA BEING THERE. BUT SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART.
LOVE HER THE WAY SHE WAS AND KEEP HER CLOSE. AND SHE WILL NEVER BE FAR FROM YOU.
LOVE YOU ESTELLE GETTY,
PAM
July 24, 2008
Estelle, you made me laugh for 8 years when "Golden Girls" played in prime time. I continue to laugh every evening because I do not retire to bed until I watch 2 episodes of the Golden Girls. Thanks for filling my life and so many others with you gift of humor. You will be sorely missed.
July 24, 2008
we sure will miss you, you made us all laugh. making people laugh is the best medicine..
July 24, 2008
I love watching the Golden Girls. She kept me laughing. I watch it every night. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 24, 2008
I am sorry for your lost. My three kids and I sit up everynight to watch the show. It was hard to watch after her death. May God bless and strength in your time of need
July 24, 2008
What a wonderful Lady who will be missed by all. we still enjoy the laughs on Golden Girls she really made the show. Deepest synpathy to all of her family
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the laughs Estelle. You will be sorely missed!!
July 24, 2008
Rest in Peace..
July 24, 2008
SHE MADE MY BROTHER LAUGH HERE LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS HE WATCH THEM FROM TIME HE GET HOME ONTO THE MORNING. SOME TIME HE
WAKE ME UP BUT THAT IS FINE....
July 24, 2008
July 24, 2008
You were why I watched the Golden Girls. I was just a kid when I would watch it with my mom and till this day I watch the reruns! You were hilarious!!! I loved the sarcasm. You were a great actress, I'll miss you.
July 24, 2008
What a bright spot in my life. I remember watching the Golden Girls with my mom. The wit and sarcasm could keep us laughing long after the program was over. You're laughing with the angels now Estelle...
July 24, 2008
Just thinking about you
makes me laugh...
something everyone needs
during these troubled times.

May you rest in peace.
July 24, 2008
I'm very sad of the new of Estelle's death. I used to watch the Golden Girls with my parents all the time. She mad all of us laugh. She will be sadly missed. Your family is in my prayers.
July 24, 2008
Thank You Estelle. Thank you for all the laughs.
July 24, 2008
THANK YOU FOR THE LAUGHTER!
July 24, 2008
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Estelle Getty. She was wonderful in her role on Golden Girls, I love the show even now, I still watch it every night.
July 24, 2008
You brought sparkels of light in dark times for many of us. your the best !
July 24, 2008
Estelle
I loved your story Picture it sisille 1940 and off you went into your story lines I still watch you before I go to work and when I come home you were a one on of a kind and will be missed.
July 24, 2008
Thanks for all the laughter!
July 24, 2008
Sophia is my hero...Thanks for the memories....
July 24, 2008
What a wonderful actress we have lost! I loved her on Golden Girls. I still watch the reruns. To her family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 24, 2008
Estelle, you are one of a kind and you will be truly missed. For a good laugh or to lift my spirits all I do is watch one episode of Golden Girls.
July 24, 2008
You never knew what Sophia (GOLDEN GIRLS) was going to say or "dish out"! Deepest Sympathy to the family!
July 24, 2008
I'm saddended to hear of Estelle's passing. I truely loved her in the Golden Girls which is now in syndication and I watch religiously. May God bless each of you.
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the memories, Estelle. You were truly one of a kind--and you brightened many a lonely girl's evening with your character, Sophia.

To the family--you were blessed to be able to share a life with her. She certianly touched many of our lives! Celebrate the life she had and honor her with happy memories. She will be missed, but lives on in our lives as Sophia Petrillo--a fiesty little lady.
May she rest in peace.
July 24, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family. Estelle was the funniest woman in The Golden Girls. I still watch the repeats now. I will never forget the movie she made with Sylvester Stallone. That was great. Thank you Estelle for sharing your talents with us.
July 24, 2008
me and my husband hoyt believe she was one of the funniest ladies on golden girls we will truly miss her.again we are truly sorry
July 24, 2008
In loving memories and will always love you and your personality.
July 24, 2008
Estelle was a very witty actress, whom I enjoyed thru the years. The comfort God can bring is found at Rev.21:1-4, where he promises that sickness and death will be gone in the new heavens and earth that will soon be here, ruled by JESUS.
July 24, 2008
she will be missed that was my girl, I said I want to be like her when I get old full of joy and laughter. The part she played on the golden girls seem so natural
July 24, 2008
Words cant express how I will miss this lovely lady. Tv will never be the same. Thank God I have the Golden Girls on dvd.
July 24, 2008
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the Getty family. I just saw one of her sons on the news yesterday and he has every reason to be proud. She was a remarkable actress. I have just finished reading most of the previous messages. The most common bond is that she was a great talent...and the writers saw to that!! Great lines like..."pussycat", "picture it", "wait for me Sally", and the "Shady Pines" routine, just to mention a few. They were all hilarious and meant for only Estelle to "deliver", a great-great talent. It's the consensus of all that she will be greatly missed...and "thank you for being a friend". NOW.."Let's get out the cheesecake." She's all yours Lord, and watch out for that "Silcilian Curse" !!
July 24, 2008
Estelle played a superb job as Sophia. I watch the Golden Girls partically every morning and as they always do, they make me laugh! Sometimes I couldn't help but feel has though I knew all of the them, like they were my neighbors. The one liners that her character of Sophia would say are priceless! She will be missed!
July 24, 2008
She was a very very funny lady and she made me laugh and she loved what she was doing.
July 24, 2008
Estelle Getty was a very funny Ladi and she made me laugh.
July 24, 2008
I was deeply saddened by the loss of your mother. May god bless your family in this time of sorrow. She will be missed by many.
July 24, 2008
My deepest sympathy to Estelle Gettys family. When my husband and I were first married we watched the Golden Girls every night. We loved watching Estelle in her character "Sophia" she reminded me alot of our Grandmas. She was a big part of what made the "Golden Girls so special. She will be truly missed. She has left us with wonderful memories.
Her talent and smile will forever be in our hearts. May God bless the family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 24, 2008
To whom it may concern
Hi I am Patti I loved Mrs Getty I loved her style and her awesome good looks for being a senior citizen I loved her as Sophia on TGG she had spunk and she was a great mom i assume
July 24, 2008
Sophia is my favorite Golden Girl. I love her fiesty attitude and character. I want to be like her when I get older (almost there). Thank God for reruns! RIP
July 24, 2008
Funny Lady.
July 24, 2008
i loved the golen girls estelle made the show very funny she will be missed
July 24, 2008
I am truly sorry to hear that Estelle passed away. My Mother also passed away from dementia, and it is the hardest thing in the world to have to watch your loved one go through this horrible disease. But I know in my heart that she is with the Lord and I am sure she is entertaining everyone in Heaven. She will never be forgotten for the wonderful way in which she made us all laugh. I can't explain the feeling I got watching the show; it was such a feeling of comfort, as if I knew each woman personally. In the history of television, there will never be another show, or an ensemble of actresses, who can give us the joy we received from watching them. May God bless you Estelle; I know He will be taking good care of you.
July 24, 2008
What about the Golden Girls neighbors with the Big Dog -- she was a stitch with them. too!! Kristy McNichols, Richard Mulligan and Debra (I cannot think of her last name), were great with Estelle...But all in all, can you imagine the outtakes in both shows--nobody has mentioned that at all!! They probably went home with their sides hurting/and damp underwear...Thank you EG--we have the DVD's until we all meet again!!!
July 24, 2008
hello i am sorry to hear that she has gone i will missed her in my heart i wish to see your wake today but i have lot of people who die i have family die lot to it sad i will think of you estelle getty it was nice to see you on tv and talking to you on my space chat on line thank you so much i will miss you has i know you 10 years now and now is gone love you has a firend and fan to
July 24, 2008
Please accept my deepest sympathy on Ms. Getty's passing. She was a wonderful actress and will be truly missed. I loved her in the Golden Girls, she made me laugh so many times. I will never forget her, and her many charms. I thank her for all she gave and for being MY friend.
July 24, 2008
Estelle Getty's beloved and sarcastic Sophia was the only reason I watched "Golden Girls" while in high school.

She definitely was underrated, and I hope those who cherished her will continue to share Estelle Getty's works with other people who aren't familiar.

She shall be greatly missed, but she deserves to rest peacefully. We love you, Estelle!
July 24, 2008
we are so sorry about your mother , we really enjoyed watching her on the golden girls and may god bless you through this time of sorrow.
July 24, 2008
Estelle was the grandmother I never had. Growing up with the "Golden Girls," she brought to life a love for the world that cannot be measured. She will always be a "Golden Girl" in my heart. My blessings go out to the family.
July 24, 2008
My prayers are with each and everyone of you. Your mother was a great inspiration to alot of people and she was an enjoyment to watch. She is a true "Golden Girl". My God bless each and everyone of you in your time of sorrow.
July 24, 2008
Estelle will be missed by my family as well as the rest of the world, she was a great asset to the show business industry. my deepest sympathies to the friends and family. Rest in Peace dear friend. we will always love you and remember you. ;-)
July 24, 2008
Estelle was one of the best! I still watch the reruns and always laugh. My thoughts are with Estelle's family and her Golden Girls family as well.
Sincerely,
"Still" a Fan...
July 24, 2008
I loved watching the Golden Girls in the 80's and 90's. I have the DVD's of the shows and watch them all of the time!!! Estelle was a great comedian and I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with both her son and the Golden Girls families.
July 24, 2008
DEAREST ESTELLE'S FAMILY
SHE WAS AWESOME.
MY HEART & PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU
July 24, 2008
your mother was a funny lady I loved watching her on Golden Girls . she was amazing I wish I had a grandma like that . the stories she says about Sicily were too funny . my thoughts are with you at this time.
July 24, 2008
She was truly the funniest person on Tv I have ever seen. Rest In Peace Sophia!!!!!!!
July 24, 2008
Truly an icon. All my love and sympathy to her family and friends. That was a true lady.
July 24, 2008
To The Getty Family,
Thank your so much for sharing your love one to the entire world. She was a joy to my heart and uplifting to my spirit. I know that you will miss her but, the Bible says that "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal." I have many recordings on my television of The Golden Girls that I can watch anytime I want . I have DVR and I wake up late at night and watch The Golden Girls. I love it. God will take care of you.

Deepest Sympathy,
July 24, 2008
From one senior citizen to another
Life begins at 60, you were my hero
you made me cry, you made me
laugh, but most of all you gave courage. The world and I will miss you. God has the true Golden Girl.
"picture it, Heaven July 2008. God opens the Golden Gates and a soft voice is heard "it's about time"
July 24, 2008
She was a golden girl one that placed a smile on many sad faces. My regards to her family we have all lost a loved one.
July 24, 2008
My deepest sympathy on the loss of a great comedian and actress. I enjoyed watching her on the Golden Girls. She will be sadly missed by the television community, but always remember, "To Live In Hearts We Leave Behind Is Not To Die."

God bless your family and may he give each and everyone of you the comfort and strength needed to get through this.
July 24, 2008
From one senior citizen to another
Life begins at 60, you were my hero
you made me cry, you made me
laugh, but most of all you gave courage. The world and I will miss you. God has the true Golden Girl.
"picture it, Heaven July 2008" to be contunied.
July 24, 2008
We have lost a wonderful person. Estelle will be greatly missed from everybody. She was a loving and funny lady on Golden Girls. God Bless the Getty Family
July 24, 2008
I am very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was very gifted and I enjoyed watching her on TV. She would always bring a smile to my face. She left of legacy of smiles & laughter that will continue for generations to come. She will never be forgotten.
July 24, 2008
I am very sorry for your loss. I have the Getty family and the Golden Girls family in my heart and in my prays. Thanks for the laughs and a great time watching you guys.Love all of you. I still watch the reruns youwere the best.
July 24, 2008
To the Getty Family;
I remember growing up watching the Golden Girls which was one of my favorite shows.
you will be sadly miss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Getty family.
July 24, 2008
One of the worlds greatest Comedians of ALL TIME. She will truly be missed. She gave love and laughter to everyone. She was one special lady and now free from pain and reunited with loved one's and at the right hand of God.
Love you Estelle
July 24, 2008
WE HAVE TRULY LOST A GOLDEN GIRL,BUT WILL ALWAYS HAVE HER IN OUR HEARTS. SHE BROUGHT SO MANY WONDERFUL TIMES TO SO MANY LIVES.
July 24, 2008
Our hearts are borken with such a great loss! But heaven has truly gained a beautiful "Golden Girl."
July 24, 2008
I spent many years laughing while watching the golden girls, to The Family My heart goes out to you. It's so sad to loose a loved one, it brings heartache and pain that seems to never stop. It's comforting to know that Almighty God knows and feels your pain. That is why he has given us his words to comfort us. Psalm 34:18 assures us,"He is near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." He is the "God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3) Soon our hearts will be free of pain, because Jesus promise at John 5:28,29 that there will be a "resurrection". This gives us hope of being reunited with our love ones, right here on earth. Until that time God tells us at Psalm 55:22 "Throw your burden upon him and he WILL sustain YOU." May your memories of Estelle along with prayer help you through the days ahead.
My Deepest Sympathy
July 24, 2008
I have fond memories of watching this fine actress and her colleagues every Saturday evening. My grandmother was so like Sophia and we watched the show together every week.

Rest in Peace and thanks for the memories!
July 24, 2008
Please receive my heartfelt sympathy in the passing of this great Lady. She has touched the lives of millions and crossed generations bringing laughter and more importantly food for thought. Our society is better today because she and the other members of the cast of Golden Girls, writers, producers, directors dealt with real life issues which made many unpleasant journey's easier for those who have dealt with, were dealing with or will deal with.
July 24, 2008
I remember growing up watching the Golden Girls with my best friend and Great Aunt. I now have the season's on DVD and there isn't a day that I don't get in a couple episodes! Thanks for all the laughs! My thoughts and prayers are with your family Ms. Getty!
July 24, 2008
ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS, SHE WILL TRULY BE MISSED, THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE LAUGHS YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.I LOVE ALL THE GOLDEN GIRLS, WE MAY HAVE LOST A GREAT ACTRESS BUT HEAVEN HAS GAINED AN ANGEL.
July 24, 2008
Thanks for the medi-care ... and the memorys.
July 24, 2008
May God Bless her sons during their time of great loss. May it give you consolation to know that your Mother touched the lives of millions of people through her wonderful humor. May she now rest in peace.
July 24, 2008
She brought so much laughter. She will liver forever in our hearts.
July 24, 2008
To Estelle's family ;

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time .
Take heart in knowing how your mom has touched so may lives in her acting.
She was truly one of the great actresses of all time.
July 24, 2008
I loved watching her, in her role. She played the role to the T. I never knew her personally,however she brought her character to life. My Mom & daughter loved watching the show together. My prayers are with her. We were all fond of you. I'm sure all who knew you, loved you. . God Bless Estelle.With much respect Linda & Family
July 24, 2008
We have lost our "GOLDEN GIRL"
Thanks for all of the laughs!!!
God Bless!!!
July 24, 2008
Thank you for the laughs you will be dearly missed.
July 24, 2008
i wonder if she knew how much she was loved by her tv fans.. and for the other golden girls, i hope you read these and know how important your show was to us all, it entertained us, and made us laugh and i want you to know this while you are here.. its too late later.. estelle getty and the others are american icons.. love you all..
July 24, 2008
God Bless you...pussycat!
July 24, 2008
She gave us all, laughter, and tears of Joy !
July 24, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 24, 2008
May GOD Bless Your Soul Ms Getty. You were truly a master of your craft. Thanks for the laughs, L-O-V-E-D "The Golden Girls" May GOD Bless your family and friends during this time. PEACE.
July 24, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. Thank you for the laughter that you have brought to so many. Rest peacefully now with the Angels, your work here is done.
July 24, 2008
You were my favorite character on Golden Girls and you will be missed.
July 24, 2008
Thank you, Ms. Estelle, for giving us a reason to watch television one night a week. I couldn't wait for 8 pm. Thursday on NBC!
Even though we only knew you through your characters, we felt a bond with you.
May you rest in peace...May your family know how much they are blessed and how much you are loved. Wear those wings and show us your " Golden Girl " humor so we may continue to smile.
( I plan on watching you everyday, on Lifetime @ 9 am Mon. - Fri. like always..and again from 4 - 5 pm. I can't make it through my day without my Golden Girls!
July 24, 2008
From a big Fan,
Ms. Estelle Getty, You were one of my favorites. Not only on The Golden Girls but, in everything you did. I loved you, and still do. I will love you always!! I still have my Mother whom is 85, and diagnosed with Demetia also. At the TV land Awards I missed you along side of your co stars Rue, Bea, and Betty. You will be missed dearly, forever!!! Nonetheless, you have touched my heart that has now been broken, with your passing. You're gone yet I know you're happy now. no more pain. Rest now in the arms of the Lord! I will never forget you!! Rest now!! I understand some people leave us early, and they say only the good die young: You my sweet friend were young, young at heart. My sweet Golden Girl, walk on Golden Streets. Until we meet again Sophia. Muah! RIP
Lovingly a big Fan, David G
July 24, 2008
Thank you for making my day. You made me laugh just when it was needed. I tried to share your one liners with everyone.

Thanks and God Bless, Cindy
July 24, 2008
I ENJOY YOU ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS YOU WILL BE MISS.MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND MAKE THEM STRENGHT IN CHRIST.
July 24, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 24, 2008
There goes a "Golden Girl" She will be missed.

Julie A. d'Almeida
July 24, 2008
I can't believe she is gone! What and awseome and entertaining person Estelle was. I have been a fan of the Golden girls for over two decades, and will continue to love them forever. Thanks Estelle for everything you did to make entertainment what it is today.
July 24, 2008
God Bless you Estelle and thank you for the years of laughter you've given us! You were beautiful in life, and now heaven has another beautiful angel! My heartfelt sympathy to her family! You will live on in our hearts!
July 24, 2008
I always loved to watch Estelle in the Golden Girls. I still do! I will miss her tremendously. I was so sad to hear the news of her passing. My heart goes out to all of Estelle's friends & family. She will be missed.
July 24, 2008
Thank you for all the laughs.You are a saint.When I first seen you inthe first Golden Girls in 1985. I knew you would steal the show.I can just picture this you in heaven making everyone laugh. Like the song says.Estelle Getty Thank you for being a wonderful freind.May God Bless you.
July 24, 2008
you were the greatest.you will be missed.
July 24, 2008
I was a faithful watcher of Golden Girls, you will be missed "Sophia",. may you rest in peace....
July 24, 2008
She was very funny on the Golden Girls show. We will miss her. She will alway be Sophia.
July 24, 2008
my prayers are with your family at this time of loss She was a great actress I loved watching her in Golden Girls my favorite line was when she would call Dorothy by her nick name...
July 24, 2008
The Golden Girls will forever be one of my all-time favorite shows and I won't ever forget "Sophia". Her quick wit helped the show to become the success it was.
July 24, 2008
First of all, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Every actor is a magician in a way. It is their job to leave their audience spellbound at the end of every performance and Estelle definitely achieved that.

I would like to now take the opportunity and thank Estelle for being such an inspiration with her strength, personality, and wonderfully witty humor that she has left for with us for years to come. She had an incredible amount of perserverance to make it in the acting world, and for that I would like to thank her.

Because of that, she became the physical persona of the character Sophia Petrillo, who will be forever loved by her fans and audiences. Because of that role and the comedy she displayed, she will be forever remembered and admired.
July 24, 2008
She was incredible. She made several sad days happy with her witty sense of humor on the Golden Girls. She was our favorite actress on that show and was a wonderful woman who will truly be missed. We will forever laugh at her hilarious one liners that will stay with us thanks to the Golden Girls.
July 23, 2008
Dearest Estelle, you were such a powerhouse on "The Golden Girls", that part was definitely written with you in mind! I loved every minute of every show and will watch them again whenever possible just to hear your comments! You are truly a guardian angel for all of us now and to your family most importantly! God Bless Sweet Lady and Rest In Peace!
July 23, 2008
YOU WILL BE MISSED I USED TO HAVE TO SEE THE SHOW AT NIGHT OR WHENEVER IT WAS COMING ON ! REST IN PEACE AND I WILL STILL LOOK TO LAUGH WHEN I SEE THE RERUNS OF THE T V SERIES !
July 23, 2008
Estelle, (Sophia), you were the best!!! You will be missed, but my daughter and I watch your wit with "pussycat" every night. Thanks for the many many memories.
July 23, 2008
Rest in piece Estelle. I will always remember the laughs you broght me. Although I am much younger then the ladies on the Golden Giirls, you have touched my life and I will always remember you.
July 23, 2008
R.I.P. (Sophia) Estelle Getty.
I still watch the golden girls reruns every night.
July 23, 2008
Memories are made of this!! To the family, friends and care givers, I extend my sympathy. I always watched "The Golden Girls"
during its original run and now tape 6 episodes daily of reruns. This is and has been since its origin, my favorite show----and now that I am older I can even relate to them better!! You rest in peace and entertain all of the angels you have joined in heaven.
July 23, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
July 23, 2008
I am pretty sure I have seen every Golden Girls episode. Every time I watch an episode I think of my mother who has also passed. We used to laugh so hard together while watching. Thank you for the memories.
July 23, 2008
God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You were always such a joy to watch on the Golden Girls. Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
Estelle was a great actress...she will be missed.... may God give her family comfort
July 23, 2008
Not an episode would go by that I didn't get a good laugh.
My condolences to the Getty family.
July 23, 2008
What an incredible actress. She truly lifted my spirits and made me laugh as Sophia on the Golden Girls. She will be missed.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for all the laughs, you will surely be missed.
July 23, 2008
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for the laughs and memories
Ms. Estelle. You will have a place in all of our hearts. We have truley lost a golden girl.
July 23, 2008
May God be with during this time
July 23, 2008
DEAR FAMILY & FRIENDS,
MY OUR DEAR LORD WRAP YOU IN HIS LOVING ARMS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I ENJOYED WATCHING GOLDEN GIRLS FOR SO MANY YEARS WITH MY SICILIAN "MA" AND AUNTS. I KNOW THEY ARE LAUGHING WITH YOU ESTELLE IN HEAVEN. I WATCH THE RE-RUNS DAILY AND STILL LAUGH AS MUCH AS THE PREVIOUS TIMES.
CIAO & SHALOM "SOPHIA"
July 23, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and children. Our deepest condolences are for your two sons and family. You were great on TV and will be missed by your fans.
July 23, 2008
To the Family of Estelle Gettys,my sympathy go out to you. She will be missed by all,she was like a mother to all of us.Thanks for sharing her life with us.We seemed like we knew her all of our lives.May she rest in peace. Love U Estelle.
July 23, 2008
To the family of Ms. Getty: Thank you for being a friend. Thanks for the many laughs that have brought my husband and I to tears and made our sides cramp :). God's peace upon you all.
July 23, 2008
Estelle played her part very well in the Golden Girls..."Thank you for being a friend."(Loved that song)It was and still is a treat to get to watch the re-runs of the show, and I will never forget her, the woman who helped the show become a hit...
July 23, 2008
Thanks for the memories. Rest in Peace.
July 23, 2008
Not everyone is so gifted as to be able to give the gift of laughter. Todays technology is such that we will continually be able to share Estelle's gift from generation to generation. She and all of the Golden Girl's showed my generation (60's) you don't have to be young, you don't have to be a man, you don't have to fit a certain stereotype to be funny. My family watched every week, and continue to watch via our collection of DVD's. Our prayers are extended to the Gettleman family.
July 23, 2008
Bless you Estelle and your family...I loved you as Sophia and we will celebrate your life.....and know you are loved so very much by everyone
July 23, 2008
Dear Estelle,
You taught me to laugh, to think, and to take a good look at life, you
have done your job.
From all your adoring fans in Australia
July 23, 2008
Picture it, heaven 2008!

Thanks for the laughs Estelle.
We'll miss you!
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty,
Thank you for the many memories and laughs you shared with us over the years of Golden Girls. We watched religiously Golden Girls and Designing Women every week. We all loved you and will miss your witty ways and beautiful smile. May God be with your family and friends during this time and remember that you will always remain close in their hearts and their memories.
July 23, 2008
To Miss Estelle Getty: It would have been honor to meet you in person, I'm sorry that it's going to happen. I will always think of you as my favorite actress. Lisa Weiner.
July 23, 2008
My deepest sympathies to Estelle's family. Thank you for years of entertainment. We'll never forget you.
July 23, 2008
With her white hair, short stature and sharp tongue, she reminded me of my own feisty grandmother. Rest in peace, Sophia -- I will miss you.
July 23, 2008
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Getty Family. Thank you for sharing her with us, and I will always love and remember "Sophia." God bless you and may your fond and loving memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2008
she will be missed-she certainly was a golden girl
July 23, 2008
Estelle thanks for all the laughs you have given us. I still stay up late to watch the Golden Girls. Sophia will live forever in our hearts.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty, "Thanks for being our friend". You bought me a lot of laughter and smiles to my life. My thoughts and prayers are with The Getty Family. I will always remember you as the little old lady with the pocketbook. you will be miss but not forgotten.
July 23, 2008
To the Gettleman Family and the Golden Girl actresses: May my Lord Jesus Christ open your hearts to His Grace and Love as you adjust to Estelle's earthly absence. May He also open your hearts to the impact and love Estelle shared with you during her earthly sojourn. Estelle, thank you for the laughs and enjoy your eternal home!
July 23, 2008
GOD FINALLY TOOK HER HOME AND SHE WILL BE MISSED HERE IN TV LAND BUT WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE YOU....GOD BLESS
July 23, 2008
TO THE FAMILY OF ESTELLE GETTY I WOULD LIKE TO START BY SAYING HOW TRUELY SORRY I AM FOR YOUR LOSS. I LOVED WATCHING ESTELLE AS SOPHIA. SHE WAS THE ONE THAT REALLY MADE THE SHOW FUNNY. SHE WILL BE TRUELY MISSED.
July 23, 2008
Thank you for being you and Sophia.
July 23, 2008
TO THE FAMILY OF ESTELLE GETTY:
YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL MOTHER AND FRIEND IN YOUR LIFE AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING HER WITH ALL OF US THROUGH WATCHING THE GOLDEN GIRLS. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL MOTHER ON THAT SHOW AND WE LEARNED ALOT FROM JUST WATCHING HER. WE LEARNED TO LAUGH AND HOW TO GROW OLD WITH WISDOM. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME AND KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED BY SO MANY YOUR IN MY PRAYERS.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty was a wonderful actress in the Golden Girls. She will be missed by all. My deepest sympathy to her family.
July 23, 2008
I love the Golden Girls and Sophia.

We will miss you. God Bless.
July 23, 2008
"PICTURE IT".......thank you
July 23, 2008
To The Family of Estelle, please accept my deepest sympathy, she will be missed but she is making everyone laugh in heaven. Her smile lite up a room and her wit was beautifull. God called her home because her work was done, now she's in heaven having fun. May God watch over the family and bring them peace.
July 23, 2008
Estelle, you were a grandmother to us all and will be forever missed but never forgotten. We will all cherish the laughs, love, and of course, cheesecake. My deepest sympathy to Ms. Getty's family and friends.
July 23, 2008
WE I HAD A BAD DAY AND TIRED ALL I HAD DO IS TO TURN ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS SOPHIAS TO CHEER ME UP SHE WAS GREATEST AND SHE IS LOOK DOWN FROM HAVEN SAY THANK.
July 23, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Estelle also to her tv family. She will be missed by us all who loved to watch her on The Golden Girl's. She was so funny in "THE GOLDEN GIRL'S" AND " STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT. She will remain with us all in reruns.
July 23, 2008
Oh my goodness! I just happened to get on Legacy.com to write in my friends' guestbook. I am so shocked! I grew up watching the Golden Girls and I loved it! It was my favorite show! It still is, even though it is reruns. I was on ebay about 2 months ago and I was looking for photos that were autographed by all of the golden girls. I found one, but at that time I didnt have all kinds of money, so I didnt buy it. But it is just so weird, that I was looking for an autograph and she passes away. This really saddens me. She was a great actress and I just cant believe she is gone. r.i.p Estelle. Any of the other golden girls, please email me. I really would like to talk to u, even if its through email. Thank you for your time.
July 23, 2008
Picture it, Pennsylvania 2008. Thanks for the laughs
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls will live on forever in our hearts and minds. Thank you, Estelle, for your charm, wit and delivery of lines. We laughed. We cried. Most of all, we will miss you. Godspeed.
July 23, 2008
SHE WAS THE BEST ACTRESS ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS! SHE WILL BE REALLY MISSED BY EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US! MAY GOD BLESS HER AND HER FAMILY!
July 23, 2008
You are gone, but not forgotten, you brought a lot of happiness and smiles to a lot of people here on earth, and I know you will do the same in heaven. God Bless the family
July 23, 2008
she was the best. peace be with her family. she was a great asset to the world. i will contnue to watch golden girls because of her. god bless.
July 23, 2008
I am so deeply saddened by the lost of this wonderful human being, she brought many smiles and tears to me, When i watched the golden girls, it was as if I was watching my own family on the screen, she really meant so much to me, I found it hard to accept that she has left us for a better life, just remember these lines, picture this, sicily 1923, LOL,oh how these words will ring in my ear for a lifetime, Sophia you were loved more than you can imagine. I am of muslim descent and have accepted you as my true sister and showed me the meaning of speaking freely, thank you for your knowledge. Forever you are in my heart, and forever i will think of the joy you brought to me when i was feeling sad, you gave to me joy and freedom, until we meet in heaven Sophia (Estelle Getty) goodbye!!
Love,
Iman Mahmood Abo Al Sayed Hamad
July 23, 2008
To The Family of Estelle Getty,

You gave my family many laughs from the Golden Girls and you will be miss. God Bless you.
July 23, 2008
to my condolences to the family of estelle
we will miss her in our heart she was very good in the movies too i like her in the golden girl she was very funny she make me laugh all the times she make my day too her memories will stay with us for the times times i like her in the movies stop my mother will shot we love you so much bye for now some day we will meet again
July 23, 2008
You brought in many of laughs into my mothers household when I was but a young teen growing to be a man. I looked forward to watching your show every evening. The laughter took me out of the poverty I was in, if only for 30 minutes at a time. God Bless you and may you rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
So many laughs and wonderful memories. My cousin and I would like to "thank you for being a friend" we will miss you.
July 23, 2008
Our lives will never be the same because your love , your laughter, your talent kept us all young at heart. The stars in the sky will be brighter because of you. We love you, and we will miss you.
July 23, 2008
What can I say I grew up with the golden girls I use to watch them with my aunt and grandmother. I laughed I cried I felt every human emotion she was the most golden of them all!!! God bless her and her family. I know she is making some up there laugh out loud.
July 23, 2008
rest in peace you where my faviorte girl hop to meet u in hevan kenny corbett springfield ma
July 23, 2008
What great lady she was I loved her in the Golden Girls I'm very sad to hear of her passing You know she'll be telling God all sorts of stories
Rest in peace Sofie your job/ work is done on the planet your the sunshine that will be beaming down on us everyday God Bless You!
July 23, 2008
To my favorite "Golden Girl" may you make them laugh in heaven as you did on earth.You will be missed dearly.
July 23, 2008
The Lord saw that it was time for you to go Home.. Right now you can remember everything..You are the Best.
July 23, 2008
Estelle you were a Golden Girl on TV, but you were Diamonds in real life.
I am sure Heaven is rejoicing with their newest resident.
SHALOM!!!
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty will never be forgotten she is a legend, I loved her in Golden Girls but my favorite was "Stop or my Mom will Shoot". Rest in peace you are with Angels now.
July 23, 2008
REST IN PEACE SOPHIA!
July 23, 2008
The world has lost a great actress, and a true talent.

Keep 'em laughing in Heaven, Estelle/Sophia!
July 23, 2008
Some of my happiest memories are watching Golden Girls with my grandma when I was a little girl. I think you were her hero. I hope now you're in heaven with her.
July 23, 2008
What a precious gift God has given to all of us by giving us this special, special lady, Estelle Getty. I never met her, but love her deeply and feel as I know her. I am deeply saddened she is gone from us now. And yet we are all so rich to have her life on film to watch over and over again and go on laughing. My prayers and deepest sympathies go to her family and personal friends. You shared her with us and we share with you as you now mourn her passing. Thank you, Estelle, for all of the laughter and the tears we have shared with you. You deserve to rest in peace, dear lady. But we will hold on to Sophia from now on.
July 23, 2008
i don't think anyone will ever forget estelle getty. she always reminds of judge judy - with the quick comebacks. i do hope her family has peace from our Lord Jesus as we move closer to the day of a resurrection as stated at John 5:28,29. my sympathies to the Gettleman family.
July 23, 2008
Estelle, you were a wonderful actress. Heaven should be so lucky. My sympathy and condolences go to your family in their time of grief.
July 23, 2008
my heart goes out to the getty family; mrs. estelle will be miss a lot by me i will miss the laughs she had me going every time i watch golden girls; thats the only reason why i looked at that show; your in god hands now rest young lady; mrs. armstead umo
July 23, 2008
wow 87 pages in one day amazing tribute to an amazing actress.. you were hysterical on golden girls and your humor etc was terrific. my father used to watch it religiously and we all loved your show and you..
may you rest in peace you certainly deserve it..

with love and admiration
July 23, 2008
I have been a fan of The Golden Girls ever since I was a child and I still enjoy watching it on Lifetime. I am truly saddened by Ms. Getty's passing and she will be sorely missed.
July 23, 2008
she will be missed dearly, family in my prayers and thoughts
July 23, 2008
We always loved Estelle in the "Golden Girls". We are so glad that she attained this success! She has now gone on to :The Big Show"
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty will always hold a special place in my heart as the " spunky " golden girl. She was an actress of the highest calibur and I will forever be entertained by Sophia.
She has made laugh and cry for years and I will always treasure that show. God Speed Sophia and Estelle!! Keep 'em laughing in Heaven.
July 23, 2008
I still love watching Golden Girls...her character was a riot!
She probably is still clutching her purse...haha

God Bless her family
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty will be truly missed...rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
I never watched the original shows but started watching them as reruns on Lifetime in 1998. At the time I was going through a terrible breakup and Golden Girls and Estelle's humor got me through those tough times. I am one of the biggest fans of the show and still enjoy watching the reruns over and over. Comedy at its finest. Thank you "ma"!
July 23, 2008
picture it: germany july 2008.
a big golden girls fan is very sad, because one of the greatest american artists died. loved her performance. hope she is doing well, where ever she is!
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty will be missed dearly, I'm just 27 and I always see the re-runs of The Golden Girls and I just laugh at all the jokes she use to do to every single one of them. I will miss seen this wonderful lady in each of her characters.
July 23, 2008
I admired Estelle for her courage and determination in pursuing her goals. I have often thought of her drive and admired her for it. Her legacy for us all is the courage to never give up your dreams and the laughter she provided us all.
July 23, 2008
I have fond memories of watching Golden Girls with my mom as a kid. We, of course, loved Estelle's character "Sophia" the most. I still borrow some of her quotes to this day.
I'm saddened by the loss of a wonderful actress and icon, but thankful for the memories she gave us.
Rest in Peace
July 23, 2008
I LOVED WATCHING ESTELLE GETTY. SHE WAS VERY FUNNY ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS. SHE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH.
July 23, 2008
Estelle, Will be greatly missed. I always loved her work.
July 23, 2008
I love Estelle Getty. She is a jewel. Though absent from the body, she is yet present with us in spirit. May you find comfort in knowing that she was loved by many. I pray the God of peace bring you comfort both now and in the days to come.
July 23, 2008
Estelle - I was honored to call you my friend for 33 years and I will miss your sense of humor, your hugs, your letters and phone calls...I know you were sick for many years, and I am comforted by the knowledge that you are out of your pain and back to being yourself! You have a sweet and joyous soul and we are lucky we all had you in our lives. "I'll be loving you - ALWAYS!" Maybe your BLITHE SPIRIT is around here and we can have a visit one day!! I love you - Mimi Epstein Testen (My love and sympathies to Carl, Barry, your brother and sister...and your GAL PALS I knew you loved SO MUCH!!)
July 23, 2008
She will live in our hearts forever. I was saddened by her passing. Picture it...HEAVEN...2008
July 23, 2008
I ALWAYS LOVED WATCHING THE GOLDEN GIRLS AS A CHILD AND I STILL LOVE WATCHING THE RERUNS AS WELL AS THE NEXT MY HEART FELT SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE GETTY FAMILY THIS IS VERY SAD LOSS AND SHE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED
July 23, 2008
I adored Estelle Getty and the
character she created and brought
to life in Sophia. She made me
laugh during sad times, I could watch
those re-runs forever. She was
so full of life and energy and good.
She will always be remembered.
July 23, 2008
I am only 26 and I remember reruns of the show I love estelle so much she always made you laugh she was so big yet so tiny she will be missed very much by my family and friends thanks for all the happy times estelle your now an angel
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls was and still is loved by all viewers. Estelle made the show. My mother, whom has passed away 5 years ago, looked forward to watching it nightly. It made her laugh through the whole show which was so great for me to see. Thank you Estelle and you will always be remembered as "The Golden Girl".
July 23, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty, I watch the Golden Girls and laugh out loud just like its the first time I've seen it. That how great a job this Lady did. I know she will be missed by all. My prayer are with you. don't be sad, but thankful for the time you had with her.
July 23, 2008
Estelle - you brought so much happiness to me just being you or Sophia - I look at you and you ARE A GOLDEN GIRL - thank you - see you some day - P.S. Don't send God to Shady Pines - he might not like it either.

Take Care Special Lady
July 23, 2008
So sad to hear of Estelle's passing, my thoughts/prayers to her family and to her coworkers, "The Golden Girls". I don't think there was a funnier program that it and Estelle really was Sophia. She could make anyone laugh right down to their toes. I remember when I found out that she was the youngest of the group. Boy, she really played the part. God Bless Estelle/Sophia and hopefully you are up in heaven making them all laugh.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty "Sophia", was a wonderful actress. To be able to portray such a cranky, crabby, funny and smart older woman like she did is to be commended! I watched the "Golden Girls" from the very beginning until it was taken off air--and I still watch the re-runs. She will be remembered forever, and will be in our hearts and in the stories we tell our children for years to come.
July 23, 2008
TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF ESTELLE GETTY.......FOREVER IN OUR MEMORIES
July 23, 2008
Sophia was the best. She brought a smile to everyone's face and always made us chuckle.

To the family and friends of Estelle Getty....

When we brought my Mother to be with us as she also had mild dementia, one of her favorite things to do was to watch The Golden Girls. Both of our young children always watched it with her and it became their favorite too.

What a wonderful contribution she made in this life. She lives on through Sophia and in the hearts of the many people who appreciated that just because you get older...doesn't mean you don't matter anymore.

Thank you Sophia.....for making my own Mother's life a little happier in the end. She always looked forward to when you would be on. You made her laugh and you gave us reason to smile.

THANK YOU... Your life mattered.
July 23, 2008
I WAS VERY SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF ESTELLE GETTY. I REMEMBER THE LAUGHS MY MOTHER AND MYSELF HAD WHILE WATCHING GOLDEN GIRLS,WHEN I LIVED AT HOME. NOW THAT I AM AN ADULT I STILL WATCH THE RERUNS, AND LAUGH AT THEM AS THOUGH THEY WERE NEW SHOWS. SHE WILL BE MISSED.
July 23, 2008
Oh god I loved her and will cherish her legacy everytime I watch my favorite show - "The Golden Girls". I think everyone can relate to "Sophia". My, how she will live on in laughter....
July 23, 2008
Sophia is the best,God bless her family.
July 23, 2008
You will be missed so much by your fans. We all love you so much as Sophia on the Golden Girls. Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
To the Getty Family: Every sunset brings us peace, every sunrise brings us hope, no words can truly say how very sorry I feel, but want you to know how deeply I care. Watching Estelle brought Joy to my Life. She was the greatest.
July 23, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of her passing. To be the youngest of the Golden Girls, you would have thought she would be the last to depart this world. I know she gave her friends and family all she had to give in life, with her love and her comedy and her friendship. I pray she is taken into God's hands and welcomed by those who have gone before. I pray her family and friends find comfort in their time of sorrow.
July 23, 2008
Estelle is definitely my Golden Girl! My deepest condolences to her family. She will be truly missed.
Sophia - she could always make you laugh with her sarcastic remarks. My favorite "picture it, Sicily". Now Sophia is with her beloved Salvatore, not back in Sicily, but in Golden heaven. I'm sure they are having a wonderful time together. I know there are lot of very sad "pussycats" missing her now. Thank you Sophia for "being a friend". Rest in peace sweet lady!
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty was a truly talented woman, she will be truly missed by all who watch the show. I offer my deepest sympathy to her family.
July 23, 2008
You will be miss so much. I love that show and still watch it today on TV LAND. RIP
July 23, 2008
You will be missed, thank you for being a blessing to us all. Your spirit helped us go a little farther. May god bless your family
July 23, 2008
You will be missed, thank you for being a blessing to us all. Your spirit helped us go a little farther. May god bless your family
July 23, 2008
Estelle's really made her character Sophia seem so real. She brought her to the reality that every family has a mother or grandmother that posses Sophia's personality.

May God Bless and comfort her family, co-stars, and friends. during this time of bereavement.
July 23, 2008
It was with much sadness when I read of Estelle's passing. I enjoyed watching her on the Golden Girls. I liked her sense of humor, her style and her wit. What I loved best was when the vulnerable side of Estelle came out. She always made me laugh and sometimes made me cry. God has welcomed her into his family with open arms. Her presence will brighten the skies forever more. May your memories of her help you through this sad time.
July 23, 2008
To Estelle(Sophia), Thank you for the tear filled laughter. No matter what, "Sophia" always had her purse on her arm (24/7) and a clever comment for whoever set themselves up for it.

To the family, I am truly sorry for your loss and you are all in our prayers at this time. God Bless.
July 23, 2008
To the Getty Family:

The sorrow you are feeling is overwhelming. I know that she has been gone a while now so her passing may give you a bit of relief (in a strange way)...that Estelle is finally at peace and without pain.

I always enjoyed her on "The Golden Girls", and I've missed her presence on the small/big screens. I also enjoyed her "Intimate Portrait" piece on Lifetime. Her life was an inspiration to all that "no" is not an option!!!

May God comfort you during this very trying time. She will be missed!
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls episode "It's A Miserable Life" is when 'Sophia' gave me my best outburst of instant laughter when she says to the funeral director: "Hey, Pfeiffer, (pronounced 'Pa-Feiffer) how would you like a punch in your pa-face."

Rest in peace dear lady.
My sincere condolences to Estelle's family and friends.
July 23, 2008
You will be missed by all. But I will remember you each time I watch the Golden Girls.
July 23, 2008
Estelle, as Sophia, will always be with us. On days when I feel down, just to hear her voice and see her flitting about on Golden Girls, will lift me up. May God comfort her family and all the world who mourns her passing.
July 23, 2008
i love her line "picture it siccilly" then shed give a year.
she always made me laugh
miss u sophia.
July 23, 2008
i love her line "picture it siccilly" then shed give a year.
she always made me laugh
miss u sophia.
July 23, 2008
I can't believe it! Estelle Getty was my favorite on Golden Girls. I loved her so much. I am so very hurt and saddened. May her legacy live on Forever!
July 23, 2008
Dear Ms. Getty:

For years, your timeless comedic contributions in the "Golden Girls" has lifted me up when I was down and made me laugh incessantly. I still watch your work regularly with the same results. Just thinking of you puts a smile on my face. You will forever remain in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you Sophia for all the happiness you brought into my life. May you rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
"Sophia" to this day brings a smile to my face. A beautiful lady & being will be greatly missed. May you finally rest & your memory will stay & always be enbedded in our hearts
July 23, 2008
you will be missed so much
July 23, 2008
The world will sorely miss this great lady. Her humor will always remain a part of me that I shall never forget.
July 23, 2008
WHAT AN AWESOME TALENT WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS!! R.I.P.
July 23, 2008
Estelle and Sophia,
Your light will shine on and memories of you will bring a smile to many faces for a long time to come.
July 23, 2008
Estelle I will miss you forever you brought so much joy into my life I wont know what to do without you. You always made the sad days turn bright. I watched gg when in labor with my daughter now she is 21 and loves you like I do. Say hello and hug my mom in heaven for me ok. I know she will love you too Thank you
July 23, 2008
To a woman who made growing old fun!! You will be very much missed, Ms. Estelle. May you rest in peace!

Thanks for the laughter.

Elizabeth
July 23, 2008
I can watch the Golden Girls all day long. Your character was very much loved. You will be missed. RIP!!!
July 23, 2008
Your legacy will endure the times-thru motion picture-t.v. an such you will live on-no one will duplicate you .
July 23, 2008
Estelle,
I love you very much and though you will be sadly missed I will keep on watching those videos that bring so much laughter to me and others. You will live on in my heart forever.
Love,
July 23, 2008
Sie hat mich immer zum Lachen gebracht wenn es mir nicht wirklich gut ging.Jetzt ist sie im Himmel und wenn man leise ist hört mann die verstorbenen lachen!mach es gut wir werden dich sehr vermissen!!
July 23, 2008
To the Family of Estelle Getty,
So Very Sorry for You Loss. Such a Great Actress, always made me Laugh. Watched the Golden Girls for Years. Estelle will be Sadly Missed. Hollywood has Lost a Giant. "Thank You for Being a Friend".
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty was one of a kind! I watched Golden Girls all the time as I was growing up. Now, as I'm older, I watch the reruns and have the box sets. There was just something about her that you don't see in other actors. She will be missed by all who knew her and those of us who didn't, but still loved her!
July 23, 2008
I enjoyed the Golden Girls most because of "Sophia". I've seen every episode & Mannequin is one of my favorite movies-Estelle Getty is one of the greatest-She will be sadly missed.
July 23, 2008
She was the reason I loved the golden girls..... great actress
July 23, 2008
Estelle was a
beautiful lady one that injoyed on the Golden Girls. The only other thing that I can add is Heaven has got a great one.I am sorry about her passing and my prayers goes out to the family.
July 23, 2008
you wii be missed
July 23, 2008
I have many great memories of watching Estelle Getty on the Golden Girls with my parents who introduced me to the show. They have since passed away, but now I know that Estelle is with them, entertaining everyone there. She will always live in our hearts and prayers.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for all the memories. To me, you will always be Sophia! My daughter and I love the Golden Girls!
July 23, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 23, 2008
a great success story, a great lady.rest in peace miss estelle getty.
July 23, 2008
I am so sorry for the lost of a mother and best friend to "The Golden Girls" She would make me laugh when i would watch that show because she was so funny ans was sweet also. May God rest her soul.
July 23, 2008
you will be missed. loved your show. rest in peace
July 23, 2008
WE LOVE YOU
July 23, 2008
Thank you for dedicating your life to sharing with us the priceless gift of laughter. May God Bless the Family during this time of bereavement.
July 23, 2008
thank you sophia /estelle for being our friend you traveled life's road with a true heart and you were full of spirit .thank you for all the laughs we will cherish your memory and hopefully we will be able to watch reruns of the golden girls with a little tear in our eyes for a cherished friend gone to heaven .and a chuckle to, in spite of ourself . for many years to come.
to estelle's family thank you for sharing her , may you all find peace
with cherished memories and the lords blessings.
fannie davis and family
July 23, 2008
you brought great laughter to all of us, your witt and charm will be missed. I liked you very much as a person and actress. I feel you were our tv friend, mom, and jokester. You belonged to the world, and the world will miss you.
Tony from Georgia
July 23, 2008
I am sadden by the passing of Ms. Getty and my heart goes out to her family. My grandmother and I enjoyed her humorous nature and quick wit. I have many fond memories as a child watching the Golden Girls with my mommom. Thank you Ms. Getty!! You are loved!
Jennifer
July 23, 2008
My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Estelle. She is definitely a "Golden Girl" & I will miss her.
July 23, 2008
To: The Getty Family:
From: The HAP Office:
Sophia was viewed and loved by many we will cherish the laughter she gave to us on television alone with the other actresses but she added a little more SPICE. God only take the BEST... Claudette, Shawn, Franda and Karlee 4 years old...
July 23, 2008
television has truly lost a treasure.
July 23, 2008
Estelle,
You were a great actress and you will be sadly missed. My 2 year old loves watching "The Golden Girls" with me everyday - this show has been loved by 4 generations in my family. We will never forget your witty lines and sassy remarks.
Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for the laughs and letting us know, "as we age, life is what we make it."
July 23, 2008
My deepest sympathies to her family and those who loved her.

Thank you Ms. Getty for sharing your talents for us to enjoy! We will always remember your roles in Mannequin and the Golden Girls. We will miss you dearly.

May you rest in peace!

Sincerely,
July 23, 2008
I truly enjoyed her talents, sense of humor and most of all her TV personality. Thank you for the past years of true humor. R Duki of CT
July 23, 2008
Picture this.....Heaven 2008.....
Estelle "Sophia" arrives.....leaving behind the great gift of laughter to us all.
May God comfort your family during this time....R.I.P. our favorite Golden Girl
July 23, 2008
My deepest sympathy to the family and to Estelle you were truly the craziest loving fun and greatest things tv had I love you and thank you for being a friend. rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
This was one of the best shows, I love her role. Hot ticket..
July 23, 2008
I'M JUST SO TORN TO PIECES OVER THE LOSS OF MS ESTELLE, BUT AM INDEED HAPPY THAT I'M STILL ABLE TO SEE HER EVERY NITE ON THE SHOW, GOD I LOVE THAT WOMAN, AND TO THE FAMILY MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN EACH OF YOU. WITH ALL SINCERITY
July 23, 2008
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
July 23, 2008
Thank you for the great laugh You were one of my favorite of all the other golden girls. You will be sorely missed
July 23, 2008
We lost a truly remarkable woman who came into our home for many years bringing laughter you were one of our golden girls and you will always remain "ma" to us. We love you and will miss you "sophia" who can never be replaced. God Speed
July 23, 2008
I remember watching the Golden Girls with my grandma and she said that her faviorte was Estelle. Now i watch with my kids . I always loved the show and give all my thoughts and prayers to the remaining girls and her family .
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls is my all time favorite show! I can be having the worst day and sit down to watch an episode and laugh myself silly. Estelle made the show.

I am sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
July 23, 2008
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

July 23, 2008
Sorry to hear that Estelle, passed a way, us girls here use to stay, when we get older and all live together , I wanted to be Estelle, because she was the most cool lady that I new. And she was the funny one, may god be with your family, you will be missed.
July 23, 2008
you are so much like my grandmother I loved you on the golden girls. You will be sadly miss . God bless you.
July 23, 2008
I absolutely loved this woman--what joy and laughter she brought to my home! My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Thank God we can still watch Golden Girls. She is truly a Golden Woman.
July 23, 2008
She was an awesome actress and I'm sure an even more awesome person. She will be missed.

God Bless you and the your family.
July 23, 2008
DEAR GETTY FAMILY,I LOVED WATCHING THE GOLDEN GIRLS OVER ALL THESE YEARS, MY GRANDMA WHO HAS SINCE PAST,USED TO THINK THAT SOPHIA WAS OLDER THEN SHE WAS.SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.
July 23, 2008
The world has lost a funny, talented and much loved lady. Eternal rest grant unto her and let Perpetual Light shine upon her. AMEN
July 23, 2008
Estelle

Although your body is not here, your voice and your love will remain forever. Thanks for the many wonderful years of your laughter, your spirit and especially your love. If it wasn't for you, the Golden Girls wouldn't be the mega hit show that it is. You will live forever in the hearts of many. God Bless you and your family.
July 23, 2008
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty's family, thank you so much for sharing her with the world, she will continue to bring happiness to the world for a long time to come. God bless you at this difficult time.
July 23, 2008
TO THE FAMILY AND THE WORLD,
ESTELLE WAS TRUELY A GOLDEN GIRL.WE ALL COULD LEARN FROM HER HOW TO GIVE LAUGHTER TO ALL AROUND US.GOD KNOWS WE ALL LOVED HER.I KNOW THE WORLD WILL MISS HER BUT JUST REMEMBER SHE IS ONLY RESTING FOR THE TIME WHEN WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN.AS THE SONG GOES (THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND) TO ALL OF US. WITH WARMEST REGARDS. SHEILA,DONNA,JODI,JEAN. (OUR OWN GOLDEN GIRLS).
July 23, 2008
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you in this time of grief. God Bless, Estelle "Getty" Gettleman, where in the hands of the Lord she is whole again. Thank you for sharing her with us for so many years! It's been a pleasure and thanks to syndication it will continue to be. There will only be one "Sophia" and she wasn't just a Golden Girl, she was a Platinum Talent. God Bless you!
July 23, 2008
SHE WAS A TOTAL RIOT. GREAT FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN. LAST OF A DYING BREED AND GREAT SHOW IT WAS - GOLDEN GIRLS.
WHAT A SHAME SHE'S GONE.
July 23, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to your family
July 23, 2008
You will be greatly missed by all of us fans of the show. You were a favorite to everyone!
July 23, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty:
The Golden Girls was a show that I grew up with and will always remember. It was and still is a show I cherish to watch because it always brings back fond memories of watching it with my grandmother. Sophia was a character that always made me smile and made think of the upsides of growing older rather than the old. Thank you to Estelle for always being such a legendary person that could always make people smile. You will truly be missed. Thank you for being a friend.
July 23, 2008
Estelle was a beautiful actress. She brought laughter to all every week in her famous role of Sophia. Rest in peace
July 23, 2008
TO ESTELLE GETTY FAMILY:
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW. THE GOLDEN GIRLS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS...ESPECIALLY THE CHARACTER OF SOFIA...

GOD BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOU ALWAYS,

ABREU
July 23, 2008
I just wanted to thank Estelle for bringing laughter in to my world a half an hour at a time everyday.
She made a difference in this world and I just wanted to thank her family for sharing her. A life well lived.
July 23, 2008
So sorry to hear of Estelle's passing. I really loved her in the Golden Girls. May GOD grant you peace during your time of bereavement.
July 23, 2008
Another Hollywood Doll Lost.
My your family and friends find peace in this trying time. Thank You for sharing her with the rest of us. What a treat she was. God Bless you all!!
July 23, 2008
All i can say is "Thank you for being a friend." Estelle will be missed.
July 23, 2008
I am so sorry to read of Ms.Getty's passing. I loved her and the character she played on the Golden Girls. Please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers at this time. She will be forever remembered in my heart.
July 23, 2008
Estelle... you will be greatly missed. i still watch the reruns of the Golden Girls and still laugh off my seat at your Sophia Petrillo's comments and remarks.. Seeing how i am depressed allot..You were so funny it was refreshing...
May God Be With You Estelle.. once again, you will be greatly missed.
July 23, 2008
You were and still the top comedian in the world as far as I'm concerned our thoughts are with your family. May your life in heaven be as funny as it was on earth.
Dennis and Ann Wilkinson
July 23, 2008
DEAR FAMILY,
I WAS SO UPSET WHEN I SEEN ESTELLE PASSED. I WATCHED GOLDEN GIRLS EVER SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. I WOULD SIT UP WITH MY GRANDFATHER EVERYNIGHT AND JUST WATCH THE SHOW. I LOVED HER FUNNY STORIES AND HOW SHE WOULD TALK TO HER GIRLS AND HER FUNNY WAYS. SHE REALLY MADE THE SHOW. UNTIL THIS DAY I STILL WATCH THE SHOW WITH MY CHILDREN AND I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE WAY SHE WAS AND NEVER FORGET THE WAY SHE WOULD NEVER HOLD BACK WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY TO ANYONE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND ESTELLE REST IN PEACE YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
July 23, 2008
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
July 23, 2008
I have been a fan for many years. Despite the rumor that she had passed years ago, I went online several months ago to check the validity of that rumor. I was happy to find that it was false. I am saddened for the loss of such a great and funny lady. I hope they are laughing in heaven just like we did here on earth. Rest in Peace Ms Eselle. My prayers go out to the family.
July 23, 2008
"The Golden Girls" what a perfect title to describe the four lead actresses in real life also. This show touched everyone that watched it due to it's comedic perfection, and its ability to deal with sensitive and dramatic issues. Estelle Getty became an icon for her portrayal of Sophia. My Grandmother loved this show, it brought her true joy to see the antics of Sophia and the rest of the girls. It was the first show of it's kind to revolve around life after 60+ years. I don't think there will ever be a show which can match the magic and joy this show produced. Credit should be given to all of the actresses and staff for producing such a GEM. Estelle Getty made the reality of getting older, easier and acceptable in our society. The character of Sophia always had wisdom to dispense to all who would listen, even those who wouldn't listen would realize how poignant and wise her advise was. I think that a testament to the show is that it is still being shown daily even after it ceased production 16 years ago. We are very lucky that the show will live on to find new viewers and fans so that the talents of Estelle , Betty , Bea and Rue will always live on. What an amazing gift of ensemble talent to leave for the future. I wish to thank Estelle (and of course the other ladies) for making the world more aware of how life can be after sixty. The movie "Mask" was made even more beautiful by the loving performance of Estelle as Rocky's Grandmother, she was perfect for that role. She was also an outspoken crusader for AIDS research and Gay/Lesbian rights before it became acceptable to do so in the main stream. To all who knew her, (family, friends, caregivers, acquaintances) I am so sorry that she has left the physical world we live in, but she will live in our hearts as an inspirational human being who loved living and performing. Estelle- "Thank You For Being Our Friend!"
July 23, 2008
THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
July 23, 2008
In loving memory of Estelle Getty:
I have always loved the character you played on "Golden Girls". You were a doll and kept us all in stitches. You will be missed. May you rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
I am sad to hear of ms getty's passing I am still in love with that show because of her---we will truly miss her---
July 23, 2008
To the Family of Estelle Getty,

I am truely saddened by your loss. I am 37 years old and have been hooked on the Golden Girls since that show first came on air. My mother would not let me watch it because it had some adult themes at times but I would sit outside her door and listen to her roar with laughter as Sophia kept the girls straight. I fell in love with her. I can only imagine the magnitude of your loss. But if I can be comforted by mere images of her, I know that you have many more that go beyond the glimpses that we have. Cherish those. I will keep watching my collection of the Golden Girls to always keep her near.
July 23, 2008
I was so sad when I heard that Ms. Getty had passed. I will be 40 years old on my birthday, and I love watching the Golden Girls. To let the family know, that they are in my prayers.
July 23, 2008
I am sadden to hear of one of my favorite actress passing. I loved watching the Golden Girl. She made this show the sucess it was. Enjoy your peaceful rest, in GOD's loving arms.
July 23, 2008
My deepest Sympathy to the Getty family."Sophia" always made me laugh and laugh.To this day I still watch the show on my DVD's and I still laugh.She made the show.May your beautiful memories of Estelle comfort you at this time and in the days ahead.
July 23, 2008
You made a world of difference.
We will miss you.
July 23, 2008
To The Getty Family:
Condolences to you all..I loved watching Estelle's character.. .she was a very talented actress. I enjoyed watching "the Golden Girls" .God Bless the other Golden Girls..you all are talented & legends.."PICTURE THIS" ESTELLE GETTY AMONG THE OTHER ANGELS IN HEAVEN...

GOD BLESS
July 23, 2008
May God continue to bless your family. Your mom brought joy to everyone in the world, she will not only be sadly missed but remembered for eternity. She was a sweet and funny person and we are all glad we came to know her as "Sophia"
July 23, 2008
I will miss that smiley face on tv. You can take your rest now and make them all laugh in heaven. God bless your to sons.
July 23, 2008
For so many years, we were glued to our television on Saturday night to watch Sophia and the girls and to let them make us laugh. And now, we still tune in weekly to watch them over and over again. Estelle, you will be missed for all of the joy you brought to us. Our prayers are with your family.
July 23, 2008
I love Mrs. Getty, on the TV show The Golden Girls, I watch it every night, I thought Mrs. Getty, and Mrs. White, really made the story. My prayers go's out to Mrs. Getty's, family, she will be greatly missed.
July 23, 2008
Estelle, you will be missed, but it's a comfort to know that you're somewhere now where your mind is clear again. You are well loved and respected. Rest in peace now.

Estelle is gone, but Sophia lives on.
July 23, 2008
Thank you for be-n a
fre-ey-ey..eund!
July 23, 2008
This woman really knew how to put a smile in people's faces, and I'm guessing that wherever she is now, she's still making everyone else laugh.
She will be missed.
July 23, 2008
YOU GAVE ME YEARS OF JOY AND LAUGHTER. RIP
July 23, 2008
Estelle,

You will be missed, but your legacy will live on in syndication. Thanks for all the laughs and memories. No one else could have played Sophia like you! Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
I only hope that when I get to be a ripe old age, I have the flare and love of life that Estelle and Sophia had. Heaven has gained another great Angel. My 2 young daughters and I love watching The Golden Girls reruns. They keep me young!! We'll miss you!!
July 23, 2008
I didn't like comedy until, "Sanford and Son" and "The Golden Girls" gave me a new look at fun and family. The funny thing is now me, my sisters Tina and Karen, with my niece Tangie are "The Golden Girls". I want to thank Estelle and the Ladies for sharing the fact that - family and friends must always be there for one another.

God gave us these TV shows to learn how to survive, so take the lessons and grow.

May God bless your family for sharing Estelle with All of us.
July 23, 2008
ESTELLE GETTY
I WATCH RERUN AND RERUN OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS EACH TIME I LAUGH"S
I CRY
July 23, 2008
Thank you for all the laughter and a perfect portrail of the elderly in this country. I will continue to watch the Golden Girls as long as it is on. You have earned a special place in the hearts of many. You will be greatly missed.
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty,

You were a bright spot in my Mother's life as she watched the Golden Girls everyday. I remember her laughing so hard and as a teen ager I would walk in the TV room and ask what was so funny. My Mother would say Sophia reminded her of herself. Even then as a teenager I was hooked on the show. I still watch late at night on Lifetime. You made my Mother laugh Ms. Getty, I thank you for that. My Mother passed on two years ago....everytime I see you as Sophia...I think of Mom and she is with me again...And I dearly Thank You for that.
July 23, 2008
thanks for being a part of the best sitcom ever.
July 23, 2008
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I LOVE WATCHING THE GOLDEN GIRLS.
REST IN PEACE
July 23, 2008
Estelle was a wonderful actress. The Golden Girls is my all-time favorite show. I have the entire collection. My condolences to the family. Rest in Peace Estelle, you will be greatly missed.
July 23, 2008
You were the best of the best , and I will miss you ! I Love You Estelle. Tony T Atl Ga.
July 23, 2008
my Prayers are with Estelle's
two sons and also with
Bea Arthur Rue and also
Betty White
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty brought so much joy to so many people. There isn't much in this world that's more noble than that.
July 23, 2008
My prayers and condolences are with the family. She will be missed. I enjoy seeing the golden girls then and even the reruns now. God bless you.
July 23, 2008
What a pleasure it has been to watch her over the years. What a hoot..I am sure that all her fans will miss the way she could make them laugh. Godspeed Estelle. Our prayers go out to the family.
July 23, 2008
you will be deeply missed. i thought you were the best in golden girls. the only reason i watched golden girls was because of you, you were so funny. if you never got the part in golden girls i probably would of watched it once then never again, you made that show, and if it weren't for you, i don't think the show would of went anywhere. may you rest in peace. you will be missed by many.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for the laughter and memories my family and I have from watching the Golden Girls!
July 23, 2008
Thank you for all the great moments of laughter and talent that you brought the world. You will be sorely missed. To your family, may they find comfort in your lasting memory. The world is a less humorous place without you in it. Eternal peace be yours Ms. Getty.
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty:
Thank you so much for the joy and laughter that you brought into the lives of so many people. Your Sophia character will never be forgotten. My sympathy goes to your family and the rest of the Golden Girls family. May your soul rest in peace. You will be sorely missed.
July 23, 2008
as Sophia on the golden girls Estslle Getty gave me many laughs, she is loved and will be missed.
July 23, 2008
We may have lost Estelle Getty,but Heaven gained a Great Lady. I still watch The Golden Girls,And will until they don't show it any more. Love you Estelle!
Agnes Waites
July 23, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2008
I will never forget the "feisty" lady that made the show the most memorable and watched to this day. She always said what we were thinking and were not brave enough to say. Her truth about situations was laughable and true.
Seeing her outside the show was amazing because she was twice as beautiful in person.she will always be remembered.
July 23, 2008
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS .
July 23, 2008
I am so sorry for you loss, your mom made me laugh alot of times that I was sad, She was and will also be Ma. May God keep you close and Your in my prayers
July 23, 2008
From now on when I hear thunder I know Estelle has made God roar with laughter. She was one of a kind. The Best !!!!!
July 23, 2008
What a wonderful, hillarious woman! I will always remember her.
July 23, 2008
I love all of the characters and the unity dispalyed by the fab four but Estelle was the glue. She held everything together and made everyone feel special even when she was critical. This show represents the best in life. My prayers are extended to her biological family and her tv family.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty, you're the main reason I watch 'The Golden Girls'. You're golden in my heart and will be sorely missed. Thanks for the laughs.
July 23, 2008
I love watching the golden girls. I watch them everyday. I want to tell the family that my prayers are with you. She will be missed by all of her fans.
July 23, 2008
I love this lady she was my favorite character on the Golden Girls. We will Miss always miss you Estelle(Sophia)
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls is one of my favorite shows. And Sophia was one of my favorite characters. I loved her one liners. I never miss an episode. Thank you for being a friend. God Bless.
July 23, 2008
You Will Alway's be Our Sophia. Estelle will be missed.
July 23, 2008
I HAVE ALWAYS LOVE TO WATCH THE GOLDEN GIRLS. I THANK YOU ESTELLE FOR BEING THE PERSON THAT YOU WERE. I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR FUNNY JOKES. PICTURE THIS, SILICY 1929 AND THEN YOU GO ON TO TALK ABOUT YOUR DAUGTHER, DOROTHY I LOVED THIS SHOW AND YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED, THANK GOD I HAVE THE SERIES, I CAN LOOK AT YOU ANYTIME I DESIRE, AND WHEN IT COMES TO THIS SHOW....THAT'S OFTEN..MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, NOW GO AND HAVE EVERYONE IN HEAVEN SMILING, YOU SURE HAVE LEFT A MARK HERE ON EARTH, THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH ME..
July 23, 2008
Picture this......Heaven, an angel arrives. As Estelle, your family and friends will truly miss you. As Sophia, your fans will truly miss. RIP.
July 23, 2008
I still watch all the re-runs Shopia was the only woman I felt like I personally knew that could shop the obituaries for a husband so funny MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY SHE WILL BE MISSED
July 23, 2008
To the family and friends of Mrs. Getty,
Thank you for sharing her with us. In our best of times, she (w/the cast of the Golden Girls) was in our lives and in our homes. What a spot she has carved in our hearts and memories. Our prayers are with you and with the nation, as we clelebrate the home going of our "Sophia".

His Continued Blessings Upon You All
July 23, 2008
The Golden Girls are certainly an Icon! Estelle will be missed. Even my young daughter loved her and watching the "Girls". May she rest in peace. Thank you for your talent.
July 23, 2008
With sympathy, I send my condolences. I enjoyed seeing The Golden Girls sitcom and the movie Mrs.Getty starred along with Sylvester Stallone. May God comfort you in your hour of sorrow.
July 23, 2008
Estelle,

You will be missed I TIVO the Golden Girls every night and still laugh, You will be missed my Prayers go out to your sons, Friends and Family and your old cast. I will miss you, Now you lay with your husband with no more suffering.

Bless You Estelle,

Always in my heart
Corey
July 23, 2008
I loved you on Golden Girls, I watch it every day and have the DVD's. Your acting skills has given me countless enjoyment. You will be missed!
July 23, 2008
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF ESTELLE PASSING ESTELLE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY ME AND MY FAMILY . GOD BLESS YOU ESTELLE.
July 23, 2008
You will always be a legend in my eyes. We will never forget you, Estelle.
July 23, 2008
Thank you Estelle for allowing us to fall in love with "Sophia" - both of you will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
Golden Girls was great show to watch on Saturday nights on NBC. Estelle and the rest of the girls always brought me laughs and some good memories. May you rest in peace and thank you for being my friend for 7 memorable years :)
July 23, 2008
What an amazing person. She will be greatly missed by many. May she rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
I loved watching Estelle on The Golden Girls. She was a riot. God Bless her.
July 23, 2008
WOW what a little lady she was! I am so proud of you and that your dream of becoming an actress finally came true. You see, dreams really do come true. You knocked them off their feet Sophia! Long will you be remembered. May you rest in peace. God bless you.
July 23, 2008
To the family, my prayers are with you during this time. She brought so much laughter to so many households and she will be truly missed. My God give you strength during this time and thank you for sharing such a wonderful woman.
July 23, 2008
You are one of a kind!!! The many smiles and laughs that you brought to so many people through the years. You made the show on the
Golden Girls. To this day I still look at the show and will continue as long as it runs. Your memories will always be cherished. To the world we have lost a wonderful lady, mother, friend and comedian. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
July 23, 2008
To me, Estelle will always be Sophia. She is and always will be my favorite actress and she will never ever be forgotten. Rest in pease sweet angel.
July 23, 2008
July 23, 2008
She was an amazing actress who transformed the way America viewed the golden age woman. Thank you for always making me laugh. God bless.
July 23, 2008
Ms. Getty was a comedic genius. I've no doubt she was a pistol in life as well. May God comfort her family and bring peace that only he is capable of providing. She is bringing down the house in heaven!
July 23, 2008
Thank you for all the smiles that you gave me over the years! Your family is in our prayers!
July 23, 2008
Thank You
July 23, 2008
To the Family of the Late Estelle Getty and her Television Family as Well.(Bea Arthur,Betty White and Rue McClanahan. Estelle was a very fun loving person. she will be missed by many I am sure my prayers go out to all of you and m ay God bestore a smile on your face as you look back on those Golden Years.

Felicia
Charleston SC
July 23, 2008
Estelle made the Golden Girls a delight to watch. Her quick wit and jokes were a delight. You all made the show the success that it was and still is. I still watch it. God Bless
July 23, 2008
Thankyou for all the laughs, you will be miss! May your family find comfort in all the joy you brought to others. RIP
July 23, 2008
July 23, 2008
To: Family of Estelle Getty
Thank you for sharing this wonderful woman with us. I only hope to have "Sophia's" spunk @ 80. May God bless you with his Peace.
July 23, 2008
How sad.
Good by Estelle.
July 23, 2008
You leave us with pleasant memories. Who can do that for so many people. Our prayers are with your family.
July 23, 2008
What a legacy your mother left us with her Sophia character. The re-runs of episodes will delight generations to come. She was a truly inspirational woman, and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers are sent to all her family and friends.
July 23, 2008
To the family of the Estelle Getty: Thank you all for sharing your precious gift with us in the work that she did. She was truly a blessing! We praise God for her life, and now may she rest in peace. To the remaining members of the family know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal!
July 23, 2008
Oh my how do I begin, we loved Estelle so much. There was always at least 4 generations watching the Golden Girls. Estelle was always our favorite. May God bless her, and thanks for the laughs! With great love 3 generations!
July 23, 2008
I'll miss you Estelle. I'll cherish the memory of you on the "Golden Girls" show. Rest in Peace, my friend.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty

I looked forward to her every night on the golden girls. She made me laugh. She was a great actress.

Becky Fischer
July 23, 2008
May your soul rest in peace. I loved Estelle Getty on Golden Girls and I still enjoy watching it now on Lifetime. My heart goes out to the family.
July 23, 2008
You indeed will truly be missed. The Golden Girls has always been one of my favorite shows to watch. I knew I could always count on Sophia to make me laugh and smile. It greatly saddens me to hear of your passing but I know you are in a much better place. Rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
Thank you for the laughter you brought to my life. May God comfort your family during this time.
July 23, 2008
To Estelle's Family -
My prayer's are with you in your time of grief. May you all find comfort in each other and your cherished memories. The Golden Girls is one of my favorite shows of all time, and am grateful for the reruns to enjoy. Estelle had a special gift and will be missed dearly.
July 23, 2008
Thank you for many years of smiles!
July 23, 2008
What beautiful lady, you made me smile, you made me laugh. I am a fan of this show,Thank you. May her family be blessed during this sad time. I will continue to watch the re-runs and enjoy watching her as well as the other Golden Girls. GOD Bless you and your family, you will be missed.
July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty will be missed by many who tuned in to watch the unforgettable "Sophia". May God be with her natural & her TV Family. RIP!!!
July 23, 2008
You were a true "gift of God". Love and comfort to your family.
July 23, 2008
May God Bless your precious heart and soul and your family and friends.
July 23, 2008
My heart and prayers goes to the family and millions of fans that loved her so much. I can the show everyday and it still makes me laugh. She will be missed greatly and was a very talanted lady.

Peace & Blessings
July 23, 2008
I am a fan of this show and it really saddens me that Ms. Getty has passed away. May her family be blessed during this sad time. I will continue to watch the re-runs and enjoy watching her as well as the other Golden Girls.
July 23, 2008
Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Getty. To know that we still have her with us in re-runs and dvd's is a comfort that we can rely on when we need a good laugh. To her family may they remember the joy and memories and may the sorrow lessen throughout the years. To all...may God bless.
July 23, 2008
She was my favorite on the show I still watch it to this day & will continue to. A wonderal attribute to the industry. I'm sure she will be missed.
July 23, 2008
I loved and still love to watch this show. I just love all of the girls on there. It gave/gives me many laughs in which I desperately need.
July 23, 2008
May you RIP, Estelle. You got me through so many days with your show, your "Sicily" stories, your strength and your unconditional love. You will always be with us, as will all the advice you dispensed throughout the years. I will miss you.
July 23, 2008
You were one of a kind. I have immensenly enjoyed your character down through the years. Golden Girls wouldn't been Golden Girls without you. May you rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
Estelle:
I hope Heaven gives you joy like you have given us for so many years. I'm thankful that you chose TV and film roles so we can enjoy your comedic skill for many more years to come.
July 23, 2008
Remember

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation

July 23, 2008
Thanks for the memories!

Anne Curtis
July 23, 2008
What a gal!!! She will be missed!
July 23, 2008
she was so funny i loved her god will take care of her
July 23, 2008
I loved you on the Golden Girls. You will be remembered in the reruns with much love. Thanks for bring a smile to my face
July 23, 2008
you brought many smiles and many many laughs to people everywhere.
rest in peace.
July 23, 2008
I will really miss you Estelle. You made "Golden Girls". I enjoyed you in all of your movies you were in. The world will surely miss you, as will I.
July 23, 2008
i have the whole dvd set of the golden girls 1st thru 7th season to this day i laugh at sophia may you rest in peace and i thank you for bringing joy and laughter to my heart
July 23, 2008
To the Family of Estelle (Sophia)

May God bless you in the loss of your mother. I have enjoyed Golden Girls and the reruns which bring laughter and tears each time I see a show. "Sophia" was a mother to all who watched
July 23, 2008
It was a pleasure watching you and making me laugh. My Grandmother was a Gem like you.
July 23, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty
It is truly a sad day for all of us who grew to love Estelle especially as Sophia, my heart goes out to you for your loss
July 23, 2008
My mother and I would watch The Golden Girls after my aunt told us what a funny show it was. Now they are both being entertained in Heaven by their favorite "Sophia"! Thank you for the laughs and wonderful memories!
July 23, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help at this time.
July 23, 2008
Sophia Petrillo,

Thank you for the many laughs you gave to all. You will be missed by a lot of fans.
July 23, 2008
I so enjoyed watching and laughing at The Golden Girls. RIP you little angel.
July 23, 2008
Jesus Loves Me!!
July 23, 2008
What a treasure we had here with us. While I never missed the Golden Girls during the first runs of the show, I have never grown tired of seeing them since, thanks to 'Sophia'. Laughter is truly the best medicine and Sophia healed me so many times while I was sick in bed!
It saddened me to hear back in 2000, that she was ill.
But she is now at peace and can hear us all laugh when we watch the show.
Ms. Getty, I hope to be just like your character, when I grow old. We'll miss you--you were in a class all by yourself. God Bless & keep you. God Bless your family, friends, and fans.
July 23, 2008
my heart and prayers go out to the getty family.ms getty was a true actress,god bless her and her family.
July 23, 2008
RIP Estelle, Thanks for all the memories ! You were great , You will be missed ! To the family thanks for sharing your mom she was so nice. May your memories carry you through this time.
July 23, 2008
MY GRANDMA USED TO LOVE WATCHING HER ON GOLDEN GIRLS SO MUCH THAT SHE GOT ME AS A YOUNG GIRL TO ENJOY IT.OUR FAVORITE WAS YOUR MOM,SHE WAS SO HYSTERICAL!!!SHE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. TARA MORSER
July 23, 2008
first rate, a class act. rip pusseycat.
July 23, 2008
A wonderful woman and actress, she will be missed. I grew up watching the Golden Girls, and my daughter starting watching them later on. Hopefully her daughter will be able to watch the show too.

Thanks for the memories Estelle, also thanks to her family for sharing her with us, for giving to the world a great comedy show to watch.
July 23, 2008
It is bittersweet
at times like these,
May happy times
spent remember thee.
July 23, 2008
You brought laughter to so many people. Thank you for bringing life to Sophia Petrillo. You will definitely be missed.

Rest in Peace, Estelle
July 23, 2008
Estelle,
you brought so much laughter and joy to the world that no one will ever be able to fulfill.what a legacy. you are already sadly missed.what a talent what a joy.may you rest in peace.

Paula Stephens
July 23, 2008
When I found out that Estelle Getty or Sophia, passed away this morning. I cried and cried so hard. She will be miss dearly by everyone that knew her.
July 23, 2008
Every family had their Sophia..mine was my Momma. Probably the same height and weight..and the same character! I have watched and loved the Golden Girls since day 1 - and love them as much today. I never tire of the talents of these 4 women.
To the family:
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. God bless you.
Your loss is Heaven's gain.
God Bless our remaining Golden Girls!
July 23, 2008
to the family and friends of estelle i send my deepest sympathy to you all. i loved watching her on golden girls. she was funny and mad me smile and laugh. she will be missed but never forgotten.
July 23, 2008
I am sadden by the homegoing of this great actor. I loved her on the show. God Bless.
July 23, 2008
Thanks for the memories Mah. You provided me with laughs when I was a child and you still do especially when I need them most. May you be resting comfortably at the Shady Pines in the sky with your seashell purse ;)
July 23, 2008
MRS.GETTY WILL BE WELL MISS I LOVE HER ON THE GOLDENGIRLS SHE WAS SO FUNNY TO ME .SHE WAS ONE GREAT ACTRESS AND WILL BE VERY WELL MISS
July 23, 2008
MRS.GETTY WILL BE WELL MISS I LOVE HER ON THE GOLDENGIRLS SHE WAS SO FUNNY TO ME .SHE WAS ONE GREAT ACTRESS AND WILL BE VERY WELL MISS
July 23, 2008
Estelle will be greatly missed by all who have known her and who enjoyed watching her on the telly. May she rest in peace. Good-bye "GOLDEN GIRL". All is well now.
July 23, 2008
My neice is 14 years old and she was in the hospital on Tuesday. She was watching Golden Girls.. I told her I loved that show and she said she did too. She mentioned how sad it was that Mrs. Getty could not remember much anymore and then I come home to see online that she has passed away. I am 36 and have been enjoying the show since it first aired years ago and now my neice is getting in great laughs from it now. Sophia (Mrs. Getty) really made the show great. Well I love all those women. She will be missed by many I know but not forgotten. I pray that Jesus will bring comfort, strength and peace to her family .. That only HE can bring. Thanks for the years of laughter Mrs. Getty.
July 23, 2008
Rest in peace Estelle, now you'll make god laugh.
July 23, 2008
God Bless Estelle Getty's family, friends, and fans. She was a blessing to those who could watch her good work. She gave us a merry heart !

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24 (KJV)

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Proverbs 17:22
July 23, 2008
Thank you for helping me thr ough the 1980's . I went through a terrible
divorce, but you made me laugh on the Golden Girls. My Mother died in February of this year. She was 85, and I miss her daily. LoveYou!!!
July 23, 2008
Thank you for the years of laughter that your natural talent gave to us.You will never be forgotten. God bless family and friends of this great talented lady.
July 23, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
July 23, 2008
What a wonderful person, I can just here her telling the Angels--Picture this........
July 23, 2008
Sadness is all I feel at the loss of this fine woman. May you and your family find happiness in the wonderful memories of her.
Loving thoughts and prayers to you.
July 23, 2008
You are a wonderful lady, Estelle.
July 23, 2008
i am so sorry to hear about your loss. We have truly lost one of the greatest and funniest actresses EVER! I am 23 and watched the golden girls for as long as i can remember. She was awesome. My prayers are with your family
July 23, 2008
I have watched the Golden Girls for years , the show makes you feel like your right there with the girls. I love Ms. Getty she was such a great actress ,and I'm sure a wonderful person She will be missed.
July 23, 2008
i am very sorry to hear that Estelle Getty has died. i really enjoyed her
in the Golden Girls tv show. i will
miss her. god bless her family and friends.
bye Ms Estelle Getty.
July 23, 2008
Rest eternal~~
July 23, 2008
I grew up watching the Golden Girls. There are few television characters that change you forever; Sophia was one of them - she became a member of our family. We love you Estelle; thanks for the memories.
July 23, 2008
Sorry, to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great actress and I enjoyed her role in Goldern Girls. God Bless you and your family
July 22, 2008
She was a truly remarkable woman, all I had to due was turn on the Golden Girls and I was happy and laughing no matter what was going on. My sincerest condolences to the family. She will be greating Missed!
July 22, 2008
Friends & Family
So sorry to hear of Estelle Getty's passing, what a funny lady she was, I loved the Golden Girls, i still watch the repeats. God bless your Families!
July 22, 2008
Estelle was a true role model! I wish I could have known her personally for she made me laugh on each an every episode of the G G 's. Now, it will not be the same. I hope to see you in heaven an I hope u make me laugh then! With Love!
July 22, 2008
Estelle was one of the woman along with Kathrine Hepburn, Dolly Pardon and Reba that I can truly say I would have loved to meet. She was a very funny lady and made my life happy. I watched the golden girls every night and I loved her. I will miss her greatly and will continue to laugh when I see the reruns. She is an angel. She made a big difference in many lives and will be missed and always loved.
July 22, 2008
Estelle (Sophia) was the best actress that I ever saw she made me laugh and even made me laugh harder when she was on Golden Girls I still watch re runs and I have all the Golden Girls on DVD and I hope she is up there making Heaven a happier place to be because she is there
July 22, 2008
She was my favorite funny lady on the golden girl she will be miss by all her fans who love her I still watch the repeats on tv and she will alway be remember , god bless her soul , may she R.I.P. we love you Estelle getty
July 22, 2008
Hearing of Sophia's passing (Estelle), made me sad but as I recently lost my mother I know they are in a better place watching over us as we speak. She was a talented actress and graces my living room each and every day when we watch shows on Lifetime. She will never be forgetten but remembered as one of the funniest ladies in television
July 22, 2008
TO THE GETTY FAMILY...YOUR MOM WAS A GOLDEN GIRL....SHE WAS A GEM....MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY...I KNOW SHE IS GIVING LOVE UP THERE IN HEAVEN
July 22, 2008
Thank you Estelle for all the laughs. May your family have peace at this time of need. God Bless you all.
Respectfully,
Betty Burge
July 22, 2008
We will always love you, Estelle!
July 22, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 22, 2008
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
July 22, 2008
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
July 22, 2008
I loved The Golden Girls....I bet I have seen every episode and Estelle was my favorite character....I am deeply saddened by her passing but I know that she is in a better place....
GETTY FAMILY:
I am so sorry about your loss....I have so much you respect for her and your family....
RIP Estelle A.K.A. Sophia
July 22, 2008
I'm very, very sad to hear this. Estelle was my favorite actress and I always will miss her! I love you Estelle!
July 22, 2008
MY DEEPEST SAMPATHY TO THE GETTY FAMILY SHE WAS MY FAV ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS NOW SHE IS AT REST IN THE GOLDEN GATES
July 22, 2008
i am sadden to hear that estelle has left us. In my heart she will always be remembered. i watch movies that she has been in, but i especially love the golden girl and still watch it today. she was a very outspoken person on the show and just made me laugh and laugh. i want all four ladies to know that i am their fan for life and i will miss estelle. but i know that i will see her on the show through reruns. i love you estelle and always will. i will never forget you.
July 22, 2008
To The Family: We are all poorer for the loss of your Mother. She however, has gained everything. She will be sorely missed.
God Bless you.
July 22, 2008
This was one show that I could never turn the channel on. I could always count on a laugh when watching.
Thanks Estelle.
July 22, 2008
TO THE FAMILY: I TOO WILL MISS ESTELLE (SOPHIA). SHE WAS THE LIFE OF THE SHOW. I CAN WATCH GOLDEN GIRLS ALL DAY LONG. YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
July 22, 2008
Ms. Getty will live on through the Golden Girls syndication. I enjoyed watching the show while growing up in the 1980s. My aunt nicknamed me Sophia because I always had my purse as a little girl. May God Bless You and Your Family.
July 22, 2008
we will deeply miss you estelle we wont never forget about you .
July 22, 2008
What an inspiration to the young and old alike. Truly one of a kind.
With heartfelt sympathy to her family. "Picture it Sicily"...now
Picture it Heaven 2008..
July 22, 2008
She will be sorley missed. I watched her in almost every episode. My prayers are with her family.
July 22, 2008
WE WILL MISS YOU, ESTELLE. THREE GENERATIONS HAVE LOVED YOU AS SOPHIA ON THE GOLDEN GIRLS. WE STILL WATCH THE RE-RUNS. LOOK FOR MY MOM AND DAD IN THE POLKA SECTION. MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF SORROW.
July 22, 2008
I was deeply saddened to hear of Ms Getty's passing, As sophia, she has made me laugh till I cried, I watch the reruns of "The Golden Girls" at least twice a day. Please know that she will forever live in the hearts of her fans. God Bless.
July 22, 2008
I watch the "Golden Girls". I never get tired of watching the show. Estelle played the part of Sophia so well.She made me laugh. My thoughts are with her family and those who shared their lives with her. She will be missed.
July 22, 2008
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandmother a few years back and we use to watch the golden girls together, and laugh our butts off at the things she would say. Now I watch the reruns and I feel like my grandmother is sitting right there beside me. I can still hear her laughing. Your mother was one of a kind. She will always be in our hearts.
July 22, 2008
I am sorry to here of the lost of your mother. I loved the character she portrayed on The Golden Girls. My prayers are with you and your family.
July 22, 2008
My heart goes out to all the family, friends, and fans of Ms. Getty. I grew up watching this amazing woman and I am just so saddened she has passed. God Bless You Estelle! You have made me smile for over 20 years now and I know you will make me laugh for many more.
July 22, 2008
SHE WAS MY FAVORITE GOLDEN GIRL. I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER LOVED ONES
July 22, 2008
Our deepest sympathy to Estelle Getty's family and friends. Estelle was truely a great actress. My huband and I watch the Golden Girls every day, and we still laugh as though it were the first time watching the episode. I have watched the show since 1985, when in my early 20's, and it is as funny now as it was then (I enjoy it more now cause I am getting closer to be a Golden Girl). Although, in actuality, I have been a Golden Girl for years now. My 2 cousins, my best friend, and I pretend to be one of the Golden Girls (each one is a different one) and we have lots of fun trying to be the one assigned us. I know that she is in a better place now with God and his entire court. May his Grace keep and sustain you. God bless you all.
July 22, 2008
To the family of Estelle:

Your mother, grandmother, aunt, was a phenomonal woman! She will forever be missed!

RIP Estelle-Sophia!
July 22, 2008
To Estelle's family my prayers are with you in this sad time. She was a wonderful lady and Sophia will live on in the hearts of many. Estelle truly made Sophia. In her words..picture it..Heaven 2008 she's just arrived to keep everyone laughing and entertained just as she did here on earth. We love you and will look forward to seeing you again.
July 22, 2008
There will never be another character as spunky as Sophia ~ Estelle was a phenomenal actress & will be dearly missed ~ "Picture it . . ", she's in heaven smiling down on those who are left to cherish her amazing legacy.
July 22, 2008
How incredibly sad that one of the Golden Girls is gone. I used to watch the Golden Girls with my grandma and even long after she passed away, I'd still watch it because it was still funny and it brought back good memories of my grandma. She was a special lady in more ways than one! My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
July 22, 2008
To the Getty Family,
My prayers and thought are with you. May your loving and fond memories comfort you. I love "Sophia", on the Golden Girls. She was truly the star of the show. May she rest in peace. God Bless you.
Carolyn
July 22, 2008
God Bless you Estelle!! I have loved the Golden Girls every since I was a kid. I saw the episode the other day where you dreamed you were in heaven. Well, Its not a dream anymore. I know you are up there with the angels. My wife and I watch GG every night and laugh and also learn something all the time from the episodes. You are in our hearts forever. God Bless you and your family! David and Amy
July 22, 2008
Well another great woman passed!! I grew up watching you girlfriend and I still laugh to this day watching you!! I cried when I heard your death on CNN and as I type this I shead a tear, but like when I always watched Golden Girls, I usually did just that!!! Good luck Estelle and til I get to meet you, say hello to my Grandma Barb for me, tell her that I love her so very much!!! LOVE YOU SOPHIA!!!!
July 22, 2008
Thank You for making the world a brighter place!

They say as long as you are remembered, you are not gone - and you will ALWAYS be remembered.

God Bless....
July 22, 2008
God bless you, Estelle. May you be able to rest in peace and celebrate the joys of Heaven!

May your family, friends and many fans find comfort it God's love.
July 22, 2008
You were an inspiration to many. Not only on screen, but on stage as well. I do not think that any single person has made me smile as much as you have, through the years.
July 22, 2008
To the Getty Family,
My thoughts and Prayers go out to you for your loss. I loved the Golden girls growing up and still watch them in reruns. I hope when I get to be 80 I'll have a sense of humor just like Sophia in golden girls, I already have the height (5'1). Goodbye Estelle(Sophia) thank you for giving us so much joy. You will never be fogotten.
July 22, 2008
To Estelle Gettys Family,
I loved Watching her on the Golden Girls. She was so funny and good at what she did best, be funny and make us laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time
July 22, 2008
May you rest in peace. You brought sunshine and laughter to our hearts and will truly be missed. Your family is in our prayers.
July 22, 2008
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. My daughter who is 9 loves the Golden Girls and watches the show with her Great-Grandmother - that is their show. She loves Sophia and her spirit.

We will truly miss Estelle. Sandy & Karrie, MT
July 22, 2008
We all lost a member of our family today. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 22, 2008
Everyone from my grandmother to my daughter who wasn't even born when the orginal seriers was on Television will miss Estelle's wit and spunk as Sophia on the Golden Girls. I want to Thank her for being my friend and coming into our home and I still watch the reruns on lifetime everyday. The world has truly lost a Gem! We will always love you "Sopia"
July 22, 2008
My dear "Sophia", I will miss you very much. Thank you for all of the laughter in my life. My sincere condolences to the family on their great loss. Peace be with you.
July 22, 2008
i allways watch the golden girls.you were my number one .ill sure will miss you.but ill will keep on watch you when ever the golden girlsare on no matter what im doing...r.i.p.....god will take of you now.your his little angel now
July 22, 2008
Estelle, my daughter and I really enjoyed watching "Golden girls", you were her favorite character in the show. You will allways be in our hearts and minds.

Thank you for being a friend.
July 22, 2008
I am sorry for the lost of this fine acrtress. Sophia was truely a great lady, "a pal and confidonant thanks for being my friend" through the TV.

May you rest in Peace
Love Alaways
July 22, 2008
I am deeply sad for this loss of Ms Getty. I have watched each episode of the Golden Girls for years and all the reruns and she still brings so much laughter to my heart each time I watch her. I hope she knows how much of sunshine she brought to all of us in this world. I will never forget you. I am certain you will be runing the show up there in Heaven...
July 22, 2008
May your family find comfort through their faith in God. You will truly be missed by all. RIP MOM.
July 22, 2008
I love watching the Golden Girls & all of the movies she played in. She will be greatly missed by me. May all of her family look to God in this time of sorrow for comfort. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 22, 2008
Dear Getty Family,

I AM SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOUR MOTHER.I LOVE HER SHOW .I ENJOY
WATCHING THAT SHOW


SINCERELY
JASON HALL
July 22, 2008
To the Family and Friends of Estelle Getty. I was devistated to hear of the loss of such an amazing woman. She will always be missed and will forever be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
July 22, 2008
To the family and friends of Estelle Scher Gettleman:

I know it's cliche to say "Thank you for being a friend." Estelle was a great friend of the gay community and helped bring awareness in the early days of the fight against HIV/AIDS far, far earlier than when it was considered cool to do so. Thank you.

Estelle's character Sophia was everyone's third grandmother as the groundbreaking show "The Golden Girls" tackled many controversial topics for its time. They were able to do this because the show involved older women living together in a non-nuclear family. Estelle Getty's support of the gay community in the fight against HIV/AIDS showed us that there is a broader definition of the word family than some would have us believe.

A television show is just a television show and sometimes fans can go way over the top. Estelle was a great lady, and Sophia was a great character on screen. But, I have to say that over the years "The Golden Girls" made me laugh at some times of great melancholy. Thank you.

Estelle, it is my hope you rest in eternal peace and know that you and your acting career touched the lives of many, many people. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. Thank you.
July 22, 2008
What a wonderful loving lady, she made me smile and now my young children love to watch the re runs.. rest in peace.
July 22, 2008
i am so sorry ;for your lose 'i love the show 'iwatch over and over' i love it' she was the best; i will miss her very much ; she was just like my grandmom ;she did a great job ;thier were so many people watch the show ;i wish they would make more for young kids ,to watch so that they won;t laugh at old people ;love you and will be miss;
July 22, 2008
Estelle,
You have brought so much laughter and joy into my life through your portrayal of Sophia. Thanks for the memories, you will be forever missed.
July 22, 2008
SOPHIA PETRILLO, "PICTURE THIS SICILY 1935.......".
FOR A JEW YOU WERE A GREAT ITALIAN
AND I THANK YOU FOR THE LAUGHTER YOU
PROVIDED.

RIP
July 22, 2008
I was so sad to hear of estelles passing. She was one of a kind. I love the golden girls. goodbye sophia and estelle
July 22, 2008
estelle getty aka sophia i love you and i will miss you dearly. thank you sophia for being MY friend. i will miss your spunk and smart remarks you made golden girls a success you were a Great actress beautiful woman and so talented. we love you!
July 22, 2008
I will miss Estelle deeply. Estelle made me laugh as Sophia in The Golden GIRLS. She will always be in my heart.
July 22, 2008
May God Bless you and thank you for making the world a better place through laughter. We will not forget what you have meant to us.
July 22, 2008
To a great Lady! Stay Golden Estelle. Rest In Peace! You always made me smile!
July 22, 2008
Sophia Petrillo,
Estelle was the lady for the part she made the whole show. God bless you Estelle for all the people you made laugh.
July 22, 2008
I loved the Golden Girls and now my daughter who is 15 is addicted. She and I watch reruns daily and love the laughs. This entertaining lady will be missed. God Bless!!
July 22, 2008
Your character lifted me up when i was down and evened me out when I was to much to handle. Thank you for all the years of laughter, and I am sure thanks to technology many more. You are at peace now. God Bless
July 22, 2008
WE LOVE YOU ESTELLE !!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P. MY DEAR
July 22, 2008
How sad and sorry I was to hear of the death of Estelle Getty (my favorite Golden Girl). What a tremendous loss. I still watch the Golden Girls every morning and every afternoon. It is still my favorite show and after watching all the reruns, the girls can still crack me up, especially Sophia. I know that she has found peace at last after a long suffering illness. Our loss is surely Heaven's gain. Sleep on Ma! We'll miss you dearly.
July 22, 2008
Dear Getty Family,

I am sorry to here about your mother,I love watch that show
sincerely
Jason Hall
July 22, 2008
Rip Estelle Getty,

i love you and miss your smile on tv on the reruns on the golden girls.

u are my Favorite actress.

i will miss you estelle

say hello to my Grandfather for me he died in 1988.

also tell Patsy cline and John wayne and Lucille and Desi arnaz and Tammy wynette i said hello to them please.
July 22, 2008
May God bless you and keep you close during this time of grief. God is the greatest comfort and He will heal your broken heart. Pray to Him for rest and memories and His love and your memories will see you throught the hard times. Your mother was a wonderful person and loved by many.
God Bless and Keep You Always
July 22, 2008
God Speed,Sophia Petrillo! You were one of a kind!
July 22, 2008
I knew that this day would come eventually, but I didn't realize that it would bring tears to my eyes. Estelle Getty, you will always be Sophia to me!
July 22, 2008
I was so saddened to hear of Estelle's passing. Whenever I am feeling down all I had to do is watch an episode of the Golden Girls and I will be laughing in minutes. She will always be an icon in television history. All of us love you Estelle. I will be watching a GG's episode tonight and I know I will be laughing and thanking God for giving us such a wonderful lady.
July 22, 2008
OMG!
i CANNOT BELiEVE THiS..i STiLL WATCH THE SHOW THOUGH i AM ONLY 18 YEARS OLD AND THE SHOW iS OLD.BUT iT iS A GOOD SHOW..VERY VERY FUNNY.AND MRS.GETTY WAS VERY HiLARiOUS.MAY SHE REST iN PEACE AND HER FAMiLY BE BLESSED!
July 22, 2008
May God bless your soul. You brought us many years of joy and laughter as Sophia Petrillo. No one else could have played that role! You will be truly missed!
July 22, 2008
What an amazing lady-she will be greatly missed. She told it like was on the Golden Girls and in reality. Heaven is going to be a blast now!
July 22, 2008
Estelle will live on as a golden girl. I nevered missed a show. rest in peace
July 22, 2008
The spunky role she played added flavor to the show. She was rather funny. Her sense of humor will always be remembered. May the God of Abraham be with the family and friends during their time of loss.

The Holy Scriptures can be a source of comfort. Isaiah 35:5,6, "At that time the eyes of the blind ones will be opened, and the very ears of the deaf ones will be unstopped. At that time the lame one will climb up just as a stag does., and the tongue of the speechless one will cry out in gladness." What a lovely promise awaits us in the future.
July 22, 2008
The world has had to pleasure of being entertained by a great actress. I loved Estelle because she was so real and made me laugh when I was down. God Bless you and keep you.
July 22, 2008
What a sad, sad day to lose one of the funniest women ever to hit the entertainment field. She was so quick-witted and fiesty that it is sad and ironic that she should suffer so bad with dementia. My Mom suffered the same illness and she also was quick-witted. The world is a sad place today, but her genius will live on forever. My sincerest sympathy to her family and friends. May God be with you in the difficult days ahead. Ms. Getty left you all with wonderful memories and lot's of laughs, I am sure. God bless you always, Estelle, and "thank you for being a friend" and for letting us forget our problems with your wonderful talent. Rest in peace!! A long-time fan and admirer.
July 22, 2008
Its almost like I knew her very well her smile,laughter and her smart mouth you will be miss dearly
July 22, 2008
Great Actress!! R.I.P. Estelle! Loved watching you w/my older brother on the Golden Girls when I was little. We had some great laughs...
July 22, 2008
Always our Golden Girl, rain or shine. The laughs have enriched my life. Shine on.
July 22, 2008
From one "Golden Girl" to another, you were awesome and we'll always remember you and continue watching you on T.V. May God rest your soul and you are in his loving arms.
July 22, 2008
To the family of Estelle Getty,we knew her as "Sophia".Deepest sympathy to you all.All whom watched Golden Girls knew her as the spicy mother.Remember all your love & laughter that your mom has shared with you all. She surely made us laugh. Thank you "Sophia".Now family "picture this" she is in heaven.
She will be missed.Rest in peace our DEAR ANGEL .Rest In Peace.
July 22, 2008
Estelle rest in peace you will be truely missed, I loved you in the Golden Girls I still watch the reruns never miss a show. Love you Sophia! (Blanche & Dorthy & Rose)
July 22, 2008
Your loving Golden family will always be a part of our family. You make us laugh and smile. You will be forever in your fan's hearts. Deepest sympathy to family, loved ones, and friends.
July 22, 2008
I am sorry to hear of her passing . I loved her show and the movie she did with Silvester Stallone and as an actress she was a one of kind ! Thanks for the great memories and God Bless Sofia the sacillian little lady . May all the laughter she gave to us be the comfort she will give to all . God Bless her family .
July 22, 2008
I was saddend to hear of Estelle's passing--whenever I need a GREAT laugh all I have to do is watch the Golden Girls. Sophia is one in a million!!
July 22, 2008
I am sorry to hear of her passing . I loved her show and the movie she did with Silvester Stallone and as an actress she was a one of kind ! Thanks for the great memories and God Bless Sofia the sacillian little lady . May all the laughter she gave to us be the comfort she will give to all . God Bless her family .
July 22, 2008
Estelle, thanks for the memories. I loved your wit and sense of humor. You were truly a "Golden Girl".
July 22, 2008
ESTELLE GETTY WAS A CLASSIC.
SHE WILL BE MISSED.
GOD BE WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
SINCERELY,ALMA
July 22, 2008
Unfortunately, now my two most favorite TV actors are gone. Estelle Getty (Sophia) and Barney Fife (Don Knotts) in the Andy Griffith Show. It is interesting that both roles were to be minor but with their incredible acting skills and impecable comedic timing, they took over both shows. Thanks Sophia for those stinging one liners! May God Bless your family.
July 22, 2008
You will be missed,I loved you and Dorathy when the first TGG came on the air in NBC 1985. I never missed the show on Saturday night. And FactsOf Life also, Empty Nest to, If there is a God and angels may u find what your looking for in heaven. You left to soon. Peace be with the family and friends and co-stars.
July 22, 2008
She was a class act and will be missed!
She made the golden girls the hit it is!
GOODBYE MA!
July 22, 2008
What a legacy! You will be missed.
July 22, 2008
What a shock, Sophia was a jewel.

Margaret Miller
July 22, 2008
Oh my...what a loss for us all. This was one of the funniest ladies to ever live. She will be sorely missed. I'll be watching her for a long time.....I love The Golden Girls!
July 22, 2008
GOD BLESS THE GETTY FAMILY
July 22, 2008
She was a class act and will be missed!
She made the golden girls the hit it is!
July 22, 2008
God Bless you and your family.
Love and peace. You will be greatly missed.

Love and respect Monica Martinez
July 22, 2008
It saddened me to hear of the passing of "Sophia". Loved wathing her on TV's Golden Girls. Thank ya for being a friend. May you join "Salvadore". My sincere sympathy.......Your biggest Fan
July 22, 2008
I fondly remember watching "Golden Girls" with my own mom on Saturday nights. I was a teenager but never felt too cool to be watching "Golden Girls." The memories I have of me and my mother laughing is something I will always cherish. Thanks for the memories.
July 22, 2008
I use to watch your show The Golden Girls with my grandmom when it was on the air primetime, and now I love the repeats, you made me an avid fan, you had your wings on earth, now you have them in Heaven, God bless you dear!!!
July 22, 2008
I was "Truely" saddened to have heard about the passing of a REAL-GOLDEN-GAL, Estelle Getty. I, as well as countless viewers & fans alike, adored, & still get soo much enjoyment in watching The Golden Girls. A "Shining Light" has been "Dimmed" in the entertainment Industry....But, "HEAVEN" has gained another "GOLDEN ANGEL"...Rest In Peace Estelle...May God Keep you in his "Golden Heavens"...We will always Love, laugh & Remember Sophia Petrillo...
A Fan Forever..
Sincerely,
Luisa M. Steltz
July 22, 2008
We'll miss our SOPHIA!!!
July 22, 2008
you are a great person and a great actress. rest in peace SOPHIA
July 22, 2008
God bless you always Estelle, you are loved my so many and will be missed always, I love the Golden Girls and that show would have not been the same without you, You are angel in Heaven to us all!!! We love you always!!
July 22, 2008
Picture it, Heaven, 2008!
July 22, 2008
You brought laughter to our world. We will miss your smile.

May God bless your family.
July 22, 2008
Sorry to hear about her passing, as it said in the article she will live on as Sophia. Many laughs due to her comedic ability as Sophia. God Bless your family.
July 22, 2008
I enjoyed your mother so much on The Golden Girls. I lost my mother 10 years ago and I feel for you.
July 22, 2008
Estelle Getty,

You were the reason why I continue to enjoy the classic tv shows such as Golden Girls. I used to think that the classic shows were boring and werent fit in this time of the year. I will keep watching the Golden Girls!!! Rest in Peace Estelle!
July 22, 2008
It was the one of the best comedies on t.v. and it worked because Ms. Getty was on it. Thank you for the great laughs about the joys of growing old!
May God Bless you Ms. Getty...
July 22, 2008
May your soul rest in peace, Mrs Getty. You will be missed.
July 22, 2008
Mrs. Getty brought laughter into my life when it was often filled with pain. I will be forever grateful for the contributions that she made to American comedy. I grew up watching her on television and news of her death has caused me great sadness. Knowing that her spirit has hopefully gone on to a better place allows me to be even more grateful for the times that I still have with my grandmother, who also has dementia. My condolences to her family and friends in their time of mourning.
July 22, 2008
What a joy she was here on earth and what an angel she is now. She will be missed.
July 22, 2008
What a Lady. That show, till this very day is my favorite to watch.
What a funny angel you must be!
July 22, 2008
God Bless this wonderful woman! She has brought years of laughter to my life that I will cherish for years to come
July 22, 2008
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY YOU ARE IN GODS HANDS NOW AND HELPING HIM WATCH OVER US . PEACE AND LOVE . TO A GREAT LADY YOU WILL BE MISSED.
July 22, 2008
sorry about your loss
July 22, 2008
Should we all be lucky enough to have a mother like Sophia or be half the mother she was. I am sure that Estelle loved her boys just as much as Sophia loved her children.
You made us laugh, you made us want to be better mothers and daughters. Rest in peace sweet lady.
May the memories you hold in your hearts help bring you peace at this time of sorrow.
Thank you for sharing such a dynamic little lady with the world. We are blessed to have seen a brillant actress.
May the Heavenly Father hold you in His arms and give you comfort.
July 22, 2008
I was really sadden to find out that Estelle passed away. She was my favorite person on The Golden Girls. She just tore me up with laughter with her remarks. I watch that show over and over just to see her.
July 22, 2008
Thank You For Being A Friend! Rest In Peace.May God Bless Those You Left Behind!
July 22, 2008
We love watching all your shows.WE will miss you on TV.Your fans
July 22, 2008
I am sorry to hear that Estella Getty ( ma ) pasted away.
I loved her in the Golden Girls. I watch it every time it's on.
If I am depressed, Ma, and the other girls could make me
laugh and forget my troubles for awhile. She was wonderful
in the movie rolls she did too. God bless her family and you
all will be in my prayers. She was a wonderful woman.
July 22, 2008
My condolences to the family. There's an angel laughing around every corner. We'll miss our angel. Thanks for the memories and laughter.
July 22, 2008
Thanks for all the laughs and all the memories.
July 22, 2008
Thanks for all the great laughs!! You will be greatly missed.
July 22, 2008
I was shocked when I read the news. I have always loved "The Golden Girls"....Estelle truly made that show! She always makes me laugh, I loved her sarcastic attitude. RIP Estelle.......the world will miss you!
July 22, 2008
I write this with tears. I enjoy watching the re-runs as I did the show in the 80"s. Blessings to all her family and friends. I feel like I have lost a family member. God bless her soul.
July 22, 2008
ooh sophia you will be missed dearly we love you.

cindy and kelly
July 22, 2008
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

July 22, 2008
"Under 5' Tall, Under 100 lbs...
Just goes to show, some of the biggest talent comes in the smallest packages...
A TRUE "Golden Girl"...this wordly loss is a heavenly gain...
July 22, 2008
She was the best. My favorite on Golden Girls. Rest in the presence of the Almight God.
July 22, 2008
Estelle Getty, you will be sadly missed. My mom, two brothers, and I always watched the show when it was a part of the NBC Saturday Night Lineup. You were the highlight of the show. My family and I will keep watching the show, and let the Golden Girls live on with you being the humorous Sophia. As of today, I still watch the show when I get the chance to on Lifetime Television. The Golden Girls will remain one of the best television shows that NBC ever aired. Rest in Peace Estelle A.K.A. Sophia. You will be sadly missed by everyone.
July 22, 2008
Estelle may you rest in peace. You brought me laughter and happiness in the worst of times. God Bless you and your family.
July 22, 2008
I've only been a fan of the show for about a year now---Sophia always made me laugh, especially on days when I needed it! In our office, we have tv days and 4 out of 5 days we would find ourselves watching "Golden Girls"
July 22, 2008
They say laughter is good medicine. Ms. Getty and the other Golden Girls have provided that good 'medicine' we've often very much needed. She leaves a wonderful legacy.
July 22, 2008
I am so happy that I got to know The Golden Girls, and your achievements. I will miss you lots! But you will always be with us.
July 22, 2008
iam very sorry for your lost she is in gods hands may god help you in you very sad time she was a good lady
July 22, 2008
Thanks for all the good laughs.You were an amazing actress and lady. Your role in Golden Girls made me laugh even when I was having a sad day.

God bless her family!
July 22, 2008
Thank you, Estelle for the wonderful laughter! May you now find peace!
July 22, 2008
Such a sad day for your fans but a joyous day in heaven where the angels are rejoicing for such a lovely soul as yours to enter. You brought me smiles at some of the darkest moments in my life and I'll always think of Little Sophia.
July 22, 2008
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
July 22, 2008
Thank for the love and the laughter, Estelle aka Sophia. I've watched the show when it was on NBC and have probably watched it more since it's been on Lifetime. It continues to entertain--Sophia reminded me so much of my mother--the stature, the sarcasm and always carrying her purse :) After my Mom passed, watching you on the show gave me comfort. Rest in Peace, Estelle, know that you truly are a legacy!
July 22, 2008
Ms. Getty,
I am a true fan of your work on my favorite show The Golden Girls. Thanks for the laughs and rest in peace.
July 22, 2008
Estelle Getty was one of the funniest ladys on tv. She will live on in TV Land reruns. My prays go out to her family at this time.
July 22, 2008
I always loved watching "The Golden Girls" when it was originally on and in reruns now ... and Estelle Getty was so funny, such a hoot as Sophia. She will be missed greatly.
July 22, 2008
Our sympathy to the family of Estelle Getty. She was a great actress and and entertainer and will be missed.
July 22, 2008
Ms. Getty, you brought me laughter when I so desperately needed it, on and off for years.

You'll be in my life for the rest of my life, as I watch you and laugh whenever I need you.
July 22, 2008
"Sophia," (Estelle)
I'm glad your legacy has been captured on virtually every media known. The Golden Girls was your finest performance. Your quips gave the show the zing it needed.
Now, you're in a place that's no comparison to the "Shady Pines." We love you!
Rest in Peace.
July 22, 2008
What a loss for the entertainment world and all of us who loved you. I will never forget the laughs that you brought to me. My friends say that I am just like you with my quick responses and "sassy" attitude. We say that a day will come when we too will be the "Golden Girls". Rest in peace and be sure to keep your angels laughing!!
July 22, 2008
I loved you on "The Golden Girls", you were the funniest of all. We are all sadden by your leaving us, but you are in a much better place. May you rest in peace, Estelle.
July 22, 2008
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
July 22, 2008
It is always sad to lose someone who is able to give back to so many.

Estelle Getty played the feisty mother, but she played her part well, because she has left so many memories to all who loved her back.

May her memories be of some comfort to her families, and may her legacy and laughter, continue to live on in your hearts.

May she now rest in peace.
July 22, 2008
She was so funny. Love her and laughed so much knowing she had something smart to say that was always funny. She will be missed.
July 22, 2008
The only reason I watched the "Golden Girls" was because of Estelle Getty and I watched every other show that she played in. She was a fanatastic person. Estelle is in heaven making everyone laugh now.