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November 12, 2014
In the months after 9/11, I bought a bracelet that had Marie's name engraved on it and wore it for ages, carrying the name of this woman with me as a reminder and in honor of her life. I never thought to look her up until now. Marie, your name is forever burned into my brain. I hope your soul is at Peace. I also love and cAre for feral cats.
September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014
Not only an eclectic music lover, but a lover of feral cats... The world needs protectors of feral cats and animal lovers and I know the kitty cats really miss you. I love feral cats and cats too, but it sounds like you were really someone special to them. God watch over your loved ones family & friends & neighbors still on this Earth who I know must miss you dearly & deeply, but God has you in His hands in Heaven. You;ll never be forgotten.
September 11, 2014
September 11, 2014
Marie, you will always be remembered. My cousin got to spend many days with you as she was in your department at the corporate office in Long Beach we will never forget you. ????????
September 11, 2014
Just wanted to say you have not been forgotten!! You are missed and God Bless! Every Anniversary I not only remember where I was that tragic day but I also recall you as my Mom's neighbor for years and how you were taken from your Family way to early.
September 11, 2014
Thinking about you, Maria, on his day. I'm sure it doesn't get any easier as the years go by. Love to you and Isabella.
September 10, 2014
Maria, be assured that people from all over the world will Remember and Honer those who lost their lives while America was being attacked. For me, your Mother's name and photo are the first vision I have, may God bless you and your entire family on this anniversary ...
September 09, 2014
You are not forgotten...
August 25, 2014
Thank you John A. for taking a moment and letting us know about the motorcycle ride
and your kind thoughts about my Mother. It is touching to know my Mom and the other victims are still remembered.
August 24, 2014
My name is John Adragna and I reside in New York City. I am a supporter of America"s 911 Association.This oraganization raises funds through donations for the family members (children) who lost their love ones in these attacks. I did not know your Mother Marie but after reading here about her I can feel what a warm,loving and caring person she was. The association gathered motor cycle riders from all over the country. The ride started in Sommerset PA went down to the Pentagon and back up to Ground Zero. We were all given names of someone who perished in one of the tragic events and I am proud to say that I brought your MOM's name with me to the memorials in Sommerset PA,the Pentagon and Ground Zero.Many prayers went out to her and your family. God Bless You All.
September 12, 2013
12 years have passed but the memory, the love and the pain seem like it was just yesterday. So much has happened and changed since that horrible day - the world is not the same. As you know I have the most precious daughter I could ever ask for and I know in my heart that she was a gift from you and Dad in Heaven. Although you may not be here with us I keep your memory alive each and every day in my heart and in Isabella's. It saddens me that she will never meet her Grandparents but at only four years old she asks questions and speaks of both of you.
Thank you to everyone who year after year leaves messages on this site - it is so touching - thank you!!
September 12, 2013
Hey Marie. I just want you to know that I think of you so often. Especially yesterday on the anniversary of that tragic day. I still display the cute sleeping kitten you gave to me in 1990. Now I think of that sleeping kitten as you all snug and comfy. I hope you have your precious Mickey and Mouse with you to keep you happy and entertained. God's blessings to you and your family Marie.
September 12, 2013
Marie, you are still remembered. God is right there by your side getting to hug you anytime... Lots of love to you from us... Never forgotten. {{{{{{{{{{Marie}}}}}}}}}}
September 11, 2013
We were all tuned in to the TV at Corporate that morning. It was later we found out about your flight...You were always so cheerful and full of positive energy. We all said well if you knew Marie she did not go quietly! I am thankful to have met someone like you. You are not forgotten. Sending love and light to your family. Cherish the memories....always.
August 22, 2012
You always told me, "there is nothing wrong with starting over." You should see me now. I have done just that. I know that you look down from heaven and are proud of me, if you were here we would be having the best time of our lives. I am doing great! I just wish that you were here to enjoy this new beginning with me. I miss you and will always love you. Steven
October 30, 2011
A beautiful soul Marie was... I remember her in my time at Ala Foods back in 1989... I worked for the Long Beach and Garden Grove Acapulco restaurants and my cousin and two friends worked for Marie in the corporate office... I loved her smile ... God Bless the family our prayers continue for you.
Love & Hugs
September 12, 2011
Never Forgotten...
September 11, 2011
I also wanted to add that we appreciate the people in California who also continue to remember my Mother on the West Coast. My Mother was not married at the time of her passing but she loved animals and would have appreciated the entry about the person from Paramount who placed flowers on the bench with their dog.
Thanks again for your kindness.
September 11, 2011
Thank you all for the thoughtful words in remembering my mother on this 10th year anniversary of 9/11 and taking time out of your day to share them.
As with all of us who have suffered the loss of someone we love it is as if time stands still - 10 years sounds like such a long time but the pain always feels so new within us.
Thank You
Maria & Isabella Koutny
September 11, 2011
Dear Marie.. Today makes 10 years since that horrible day. I think of you often and remember what a wonderful person you were. I loved that you loved you cats "Mickey" and "Mouse" so much. I was always happy to see you come in to the animal hospital because I knew a happy, funny time would be had. Your uplifting personality will always make you special to me. I still have the little gift you gave to me when I was expecting my son Andy almost 21 years ago. Rest in peace my friend.
September 11, 2011
You will always live in our hearts! May God bless you and your family! Your CA family loves you!
September 11, 2011
Hello to all the family and friends of Marie Pappalardo. Every Sunday I walk my dog near the memorial site here in Paramount Ca. I remember meeting your husband Mr. Pappalardo about 4 years ago as he played a beautiful song by Robin Thick. Everytime I hear that song I'm reminded by you and almost brings me to tears because I connect that song to your memory. I have never and my life knew you, and just thank your husband for sharing his story of loss. Today me and my dog placed a flower on the bench marked in honor of your life. God Bless the family and continue to keep your rememberance alive. Thanks a bunch :)
September 11, 2011
We have not forgotten you Marie. Never will.My deepest sympaty to friends and family.
September 11, 2011
To the family and friends of Marie, we share the same last name but I was born and raised in New York so I doubt we are related. I remember your Mother in my prayers and see on this site she was loved by so many as well as being such a beautiful person, inside and out.

Although she is gone she will never be forgotten in the Pappalardo family as well as so many others. I offer my sympathy and love to all of you on this the 10th anniversary of 9/11

As many have said today, may God watch over you and keep you safe in His ever loving arms. God Bless you all, and God bless America....
September 10, 2011
Dear Marie,

As the 10th anniversary approaches - as with every anniversary - I can't help but remember you. My heart still aches for you and your family and you will NEVER be forgotten!! I still to this day can't watch the video of 9/11 - it hurts all over and I get images of you. I have come to grips over what happened to our country but to this day - I have a hard time with what happened to you. Not that I don't feel for the other victims because I do but with you being my Mom's neighbor - it's still so unbelievable to imagine. You will forever be missed and please know that I think of you every 9/11.
September 06, 2011
I remember you
September 04, 2011
DEAR MARIA KOUTNY, I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR MOM AND THE GRIEF OF THE LOVED ONE'S SHE LEFT BEHIND. MY MOTHERS NAME IS MARLENE TAUTENHAN, OLDER SISTER OF FREDDIE TAUTENHAN. MY NAME IS RICK OR RICHARD BROWN. WE ALWAYS LIVED IN CALIFORNIA, WHICH KEPT US FROM SPENDING AS MUCH TIME AS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED WITH MOMS SIDE OF THE FAMILY.
FREDDIE WAS MY UNCLE. THAT WOULD MAKE US FIRST COUSINS. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN WITH YOU AND YOURS. GOD BLESS YOU. I HOPE TO MEET YOU ONE DAY.
August 08, 2011
To the family and friends of Marie Pappalardo:
Marie will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
February 08, 2011
Ma -

I think of you (and Dad) so much - I miss you both more than I can express in words.
I can not believe it will be the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 this year - as anyone knows who has lost someone they love it is as if time almost stands still and the scars remain.
One of the biggest regrets I will ever have is that you will never get to meet your grandughter Isabella - I know you and her would have shared a special bond and you would have loved and spoiled her to pieces. I promise to teach her about you, your beliefs and traits.
I love and miss you so much - I wish you were still here.

Love,
Your Daughter Maria
September 12, 2009
Marie - you are always in our hearts. Thank you for being such a giving person and sharing your love with Tio Steve and our family. You are deeply missed.
September 11, 2009
Even though I never met my aunt, I still think we would have had a great bond.
September 11, 2009
Heavenly Father, I uplift Marie's family today on the anniversary of her tragic death. I pray that you will comfort them and give them peace. As they think about Marie's life, that they can remember with fondness the many good qualities and fun times they had together. Lord, I lost my mom at a young age and I know that you never get over missing them, but that you have given me the memories to make the hurt less each year. Comfort her family in a way that only you can do.
September 11, 2009
marie you are deeply missed thank you for being a wonderful inspiration in the life of my uncle steven santoyo we love you and miss you
September 11, 2009
Marie you were such a great customer in my studio. You will always be remembered.
November 17, 2008
Remembered everyday not just on 9/11 your spirit and personality is missed everyday in our family -- Your loss has be very grave to get over and I still pray for our families well being dealing with your loss in our lives... You mean so much to those who loved you and knew you... You are missed
September 11, 2008
It has taken me 7 years to say goodbye… I knew Marie from the Pharmacy in Cerritos, CA… she was always very upbeat and extremely happy every time she had to go to Boston… I remember the sparkle in her eyes every time she mentioned, that City that she loved so much… she touched so many and loved by more… you will always be missed…
Sandra, La Mirada CA
September 11, 2008
i worked with marie and car pooled with her at converse many years ago and she was the bestest person to know - always made herself available - we always had much to talk about - and i always knew she would do much with her life -
September 11, 2008
I do know your family, but out of the thousands who perished on this day seven years ago, I picked out of the list, Marie Pappalardo, to say a prayer for your family, and to say God bless her in heaven and God bless America.
(An American remembering...
B. DeNecochea, California)
September 11, 2008
Although I did not now you in this life, we share the same name and heritage. When ever I think if 911, I say a prayer for you. Please remember all Pappalardos, as for sure we are all family.
July 28, 2008
It was several days after 9/11 when El torito rest. place the condolences notice that you had pass away. It took me 7 years to finally say good bye. May God Bless your family.
May 21, 2008
I am the daughter of John and Darlene Capsalis, My parents are long time friends of Marie's, she lived in the apartment buildings in Lawrence ma. Marie was married to Fredie Tautenhan and lived in apt 1, we lived in apt 3. My parents used to play cards with Marie and Fredie(Buck) My father and Fredie (buck) also opened the whipet pub in Lawrence ma. In the late 80's. We are so sorry to hear that Marie had lost her life and the recent passing of Fredie has just broken our hearts for Maria's loss. We just want Maria to know she is in our hearts, thought and prayers . Both Marie and Fredie will be sadly missed.
November 12, 2007
marie you have been gone for so long and i still expect a call from you saying "how ya doin"... i hated your accent but loved it at the same time as well. i miss you and miss the happiness you brought my family -- your passing made me realize that tragedies strike not only nations but families hubsbands aunts children and most of all hearts -- i will never hear a number of people lost the same cause when i heard you were lost it was not the number it was the fact that my aunt was gone-- each number represented an aunt brother mom child -- that is so sad. you are missed and most of all you are loved always -- never forgotten united 175 soars in my heart
October 27, 2007
Marie you were always like a mom to me. It crushes me deeply that my children never got to met you and see what a wonderful person you truly are. All they hear are the stories that I can tell them about you. I miss you very much. Eventhough we didn't speak often it was just knowing you were here. I will never forget you and the pain does not stop. I love you
Alice
September 11, 2007
It's been 6 years since you were taken from our family. We love you and miss you. I loved hearing your stories about Boston. We think about you often and we miss you terribly!
June 17, 2007
In memory....
November 29, 2006
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
November 11, 2006
God bless you.
A cousin from Europe.
E. Pappalardo (France)
September 23, 2006
To the Pappalardo family,Ihope you find peace and happiness.Iam so sorry for your loss.Nothing can everbreak the bond of a mother and her child.She will be with you always.
September 16, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
September 11, 2006
Today is the fifth anniversary since you left us Marie. We don't need a lot of words to proclaim the obvious. Just thought you'd smile if you knew that the money clip you bought for me at an Indian Trading Post and gave me for a birthday gift, is carried EVERY DAY, at home or in whatever State or Country I travel. You gave it to me during a business assignment to Ca. My birthday occured during a Cinco De Mayo period, and you offered to join me for dinner so I wouldn't be alone on that date. Always the gracious one, you provided a gift to boot.

Each time I place my hand on the clip, it reminds me of you. I will never forget.................
September 11, 2006
Marie was a very warm and personable person to work with at Acapulco. I will carry fond memories of her with me forever. I smile every time a eat or pass by a Dunkin' Donuts because I can still hear her rave about how much she loved them and since she knew I was from Michigan and knew about them...she loved sharing this with me.
January 13, 2006
Hi Maria,

I am so sorry it took me so long to offer my condolence. My dad was married to your Mom for a short time.

My grandmother and I went to the Memorial Mass at the church in Lawrence.
It was very touching especially since you had pictures of my dad. God Bless
Love
Debbie Bibbo
November 09, 2004
We sure do miss you! Marie, you are in our hearts always and forever! Your lovely picture hangs in our livingroom smiling down at us always...God Bless you and keep you...Your brother Vern and sister-in-law Karen...
September 11, 2004
To the Papalardo Family,

My name is Patty Adams and I used to work at Sav-on drug store in Cerritos were Marie use to go all the time. She was a nice and lovely person and to today's day I think of her all the time. September 11 has change all our life's for ever and even though some of us did not had a relative died in that disaster we were still hurt by people we know, like Marie. I have been always wanted to give my Sympathy to her family but was never able to come up with the proper words to say, It will be 3 years tomorrow and I think is time for me to pay my respects to her and her family.

She was a lovely Lady and will be miss for ever…

Sincerely

Patty Adams
April 08, 2004
Nella ricerca di parenti americani colgo loccasione di
Porgere il mio cordoglio, alla famiglia Pappalardo.
Mia Nonna Antonina Pappalardo è nata in massachuttes-lawrence nel 1918 e sono rimasti tantissimi famigliari, cugini,zii Pappalardo-sotera-furnari...mi sento in dovere di fare sentire anche le mie parole.
Walter w.seminara@libero.it
April 08, 2004
Nella ricerca di parenti americani colgo loccasione di
Porgere il mio cordoglio, alla famiglia Pappalardo.
Mia Nonna Antonina Pappalardo è nata in massachuttes-lawrence nel 1918 e sono rimasti tantissimi famigliari, cugini,zii Pappalardo-sotere-furnari...mi sento in dovere di fare sentire anche le mie parole.
Walter w.seminara@libero.it
March 30, 2004
I just found out about this site (3/30/04) but would like to write something on Marie's Guest Book.

I worked for Marie for approx. 2 yrs at (ALA) as a Secretary. Although it has been 2 1/2 years since the tragedy, I constantly remember Marie & her Boston accent. ("Tonic Waaater", or when she use to say "Boston").

Maria...She always use to tell me, "If my daughter calls, I don't care who I am talking to, or what I am doing, make sure you get my attention & tell me she's on the line." I sometimes had to put signs on her window to let her know you where on the phone. But she always talked about you & I remember when she told me you where going to get married, she was very happy.

Just by the way she talked about you, was very clear & obvious that she really loved you with all her heart. It's sad that she is no longer here with us. Just remember that your mother is your Guardian Angel & will always watch over you & your family.

I am really sorry for your loss. My heart & prayers go out to you and your whole family.

S. Santoyo...My heart & prayers go out to you & your family.
December 06, 2003
Dear Maria and Lance,
I'm a close friend of Lance's sister, Valerie. I only found this site today, but have kept your mother and all of your family in my thoughts and prayers daily since 9/11. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
God Bless and keep you.
September 11, 2003
May God Bless! I remember the days at E.J. Systems, when the Marie I remember was strong, funny, intelligent and sweet. Can't forget when Marie colored her hair eggplant. She looked great. She'll be missed but never forgotten!
September 11, 2003
Ma -
Today has been two years since you left this world and I would swear it only feels like two months. People always say "it gets easier with time" and although doing daily activities may get a little easier losing someone who is the most important person in your life NEVER seems to gets easier. If I could have one wish it would be to feel you hug me again and call me "Miss Maria" or "Mum Bear" like you always did. What comforting words those were - I can only pray you are in a better, safer place now. It is amazing all the people who thought how wonderful you were - me and Lance, aunts and uncles and lots of friends not to mention your cats! I love you Ma.

Love,
Maria & Lance Koutny
xoxoxoxoxo
September 11, 2003
As Marie's next door neighbor in Paramount, CA this event became so personal on any every day basis. It's still so difficult and my condolescense go to her family. On a personal note..since we all felt so helpless I felt the only tribute I could really do for Marie was to continue to feed her stray cats. They would always run to her garage door when it was opened and they still don't trust me like they did with Marie. To her family Marie is remembered every day by her cats and my humble way of remembering her. I read all the tributes with sadness at the senselessness of it.
Also, with a warmth that Marie is remembered by so many. Thanks to Marie for bringing joy, excitement, comfort to her friend.
August 25, 2003
1 Mile was walked to honor the life of Marie and all the family friends and loved ones she left behind. May you find some comfort in knowing that you do not grieve alone and that she will never be forgotten.
March 30, 2003
Marie, Your brother is my brother in-law. I have sent messages on other sites. As with all messages, we miss you always and will see justice. Your presence among us is missed, your untimely death will be justified. May the lord be with you always. God bless.
December 21, 2002
I was at work and in my office when the first news of the attack circulated around my department. When the full scope of the days events began to sink in, I took the rest of the day off and went home and school and hugged my four children. That's all I could do. I am sorry for your losses.
November 20, 2002
I had the pleasure of working with Marie in 1988 at Acapulco restaurants. I'm really sorry about her loss.
October 29, 2002
That day all the world cryed, even if i don't know you or your family, you will be in my prayers in Sicily
October 07, 2002
What a wonderful person, caring, person Marie obviously was.

Family members -- do not ever forget that Americans will always hold dear to our hearts all those so senselessly lost on that tragic day.

May the sweet memories of your Wife, Mother and Step-Mother continue to bring you consolation and, eventually, peace.

God's Blessings to all of you.

Patti
Houston, TX
September 15, 2002
I never met Marie, but you can tell a lot about a person from their family members, and I would have to say she must have been a special caring person. I have worked together with one of her nieces for a few years, and have kept in contact through e-mails. From her niece, Denise, I can tell that your family is a very loving and close family that loves the Lord.

I just wanted to express my condolences and let you know that I have been praying for your family since last Sept. The whole country mourns with you even though we can only imagine what you must be going through. There are no words that would be adequate to express the sorrow you must be feeling. This terrible act has caused so much grief across our great country, but we know that our strength truly comes from the Lord. We will continue to grow closer and stronger as a nation each day and all those who so courageously gave their lives will NEVER be forgotten.

May God bless your family and may He continue to bless our wonderful country.

In His Love,
Diane Klingenmeier

“My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8
September 12, 2002
Marie,
I will never forget the sound of your voice calling my name whenever I was at the ALA office "Hey Mak". You pronounced my name just like my mother does as she to was from Massachusetttes. Every time that you would make a trip back east you would offer to bring me back some portuguesse sweet bread. I know that you were bringing me some on your trip back. I only wish that I could be saying thank you instead of writting you a note. Your outgoing personality and your passion to be happy and to make others feel better was contageous. I will always miss that along with your east coast accent. I hope that you are stirring things up in heaven with those same qualities that I and everyone else loved about you.
September 12, 2002
You were truely one of a kind. May God keep you in his Glory and bless all those close to you.
September 11, 2002
Marie, no words can express the way your love and kindness touched our family. From the moment we all first met in the flower room of the Belagio your sincere kindness was imbeded in my mind. You taught all of us the undying love for animals and the unselfless love for one another. I will never forget our favorite place The Golden Spoon, our trips to the beach where your future house was always in your mind,our shopping trips to the mall(buying my dad's recliner):), mickey and mouse, the day Rebecca and i spilt red nail polish on your carpet, eventhen, not even a hint of anger crossed your faced, of course, trips to the race track, our love for turkey burgers(no mad cow disease for us):), eating your famous pasta sauce that all of your company loved, listening to classical music while we ate, watching the fountain show at Belagio, while Art drew it, and of course your loving and warm accent. But most importantly when God blessed our lives on April 8th, when you and my dad exchanged your vows to eachother and promised to love eachother for the rest of your lives, believe me when I say my dad still holds his end to the promise and always will. I love you very much and I am proud to say you were such an intrique part of my life and the best step-mother anyone could ask for. I will grieve for you forever, but also always remember all the great times we all had together. I am sure that everyone who was priveledged enough to know you feels the exact same way. I thank God for sending an angel like you into our lives at what seemed like the perfect time, I just wish he wouldn't have called you home so soon. I'll miss you always and think of you daily. Love always, Erika
September 11, 2002
You truly blessed my life. I remember when my Dad first introduced us to you. I was blown away by your wonderful accent. Who would have know that from that moment on we were connected.I'll never in my life meet someone like you.Thank you for making my Dad a better man. You were the first women that I have ever seen him change for. He loves you so dearly.I'll never forget our trips to the race track, camping with my dads snoring, golden spoons, all the holidays, and our last conversation. You told me," your my family and I love you guys!" I only wish you were still here, I miss you so deeply! I still dont understand why you were taken from our lives, but god has his own plan. I know your in heaven looking down, mad at us for making such a fuss. One day we'll all be together again. That will be a truly glorious day.Your in our prayers every night and will stay in our very souls forever. REGARDLESS what anyone thinks, we know the truth and thats all we need.

Love Always and forever,
Rebecca M. Santoyo
September 11, 2002
September 11, 2002
Maria:
God bless you and your family. Andrea and I are so sorry for your loss.
September 11, 2002
Maria on this one year anniversary I just want you to know that a day doesn't go by that I do not think of you and your loss. Your mother will forever live on in your heart and the tribute that you have created in her memory. You and your mom were blessed to have had such a special bond, God bless you and your family and God bless America
September 11, 2002
Maria:
Please know that you, your family and your dear Mother are kept in our thoughts and prayers. We are all so very sorry for your great loss. God bless and we wish you peace in your life's journey.
Love,
Friends from Parlex
September 10, 2002
I have been reading as many of the tributes on Legacy.Com as my tired eyes will allow me. I've ended up reading a few from each letter of the alphabet. I picked Marie Pappalardo out of the 'P' list. I was struck by her story. She must have been a wonderful friend to those she loved and to the cats that she cared for. That showed great compassion. May your memories of her kindness help keep her alive in your hearts.
Sincerely, L.B.Hogden
September 09, 2002
Hello my name is Laurie Ann Orlando. I am a junior at St. Pius X high school in houston texas. my school is starting a rememberance wristband for all the victims of septemeber 11th. each student chose an armband out of the basket and i have recieved the name of Ms. Pappalardo. I will wear this armband from today september 9th till september 16th. I will also say a prayer for her everyday of the rest of my life! i would like to express my dearest sympathy to all those who knew her and i am happy to have taken her name! God Bless you all!!!
September 05, 2002
August 27, 2002
My heart aches with the thought of this terrible tragedy. We will never be the same and to the family of Marie, God bless you and help you through the greiving process.
May 30, 2002
God Bless you all
May 28, 2002
Hi, My name Is Emily and I'm 16 years old. This June I will be doing a tribute dance with my dance studio for those who died on Sept 11th. We were asked to choose pictures of someone and do a little research, we are to dance with these pictures toward the end of the dance as a sort of memorial. I chose Mrs. Pappalardo because her personality reminded me of my grandmother's. The reason I'm writing is to hopefully get some feed back from her family, just to make sure it's ok to use her picture in our dance. If anyone from her family reads this please just let me know. God Bless you and Thanks.
April 30, 2002
I met Marie 7 or 8 years ago when I was courting her daughter. I had the pleasure to attend the feast of the saints with Marie and her daughter and see how much she loved both God.

I just learned today that Marie was a victim of the tragic events of September 11th and today is as sad for me as September 11th was.

It is not likely I would have ever seen Marie again in my life, her daughter and I parted ways several years ago, but I know that we are worse off in a world without her.

Thank You Marie for introducing me to the feast of the saints and for bringing up a nice daughter who was a good friend to me.
March 28, 2002
I aam adding this because, untill this past Dec. 7th 2001, my last name was Marie Pappalardo. And yes, I did recieve some calls or emails from folks I had not seen in a while.
Just wanted to send a greeting to the family of the person whose name I shared on that day. The name coincidence brought it close to home for me..as well as the fact that an aquaintance had 4 family members on Flight 11
March 11, 2002
SIX MONTHS AGO OUR COUNTRY LOST MANY GOOD PEOPLE,MARIE WAS ONE OF THEM. MARIE IS GREATLY MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HER. IM THANKFUL TO HAVE KNOWN MARIE AND TO HAVE HER PART OF OUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU!
March 11, 2002
You can take take comfort in the fact that Marie was a good person - an animal lover and protector - and makes me proud to be an Italian !
March 11, 2002
Even though distance separates us we all share the same moments of grief and feelings of loss. Know that the good people of the world send prayers and love.
February 03, 2002
God will bless you!!!
My thoughts are with your family!!
January 14, 2002
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. As a Serviceman in the Navy, I assure you her death will not be in vain. GOD BLESS
January 12, 2002
What a soft smile and warm eyes Marie has in the picture you have shared with us. Such a smile and warm eyes can only come from a reflection of a loving heart. We are deeply sorry for your great loss of Marie. May her spunk, her zest for life, and her love continue living in those who love her. May the precious memories of times together lighten the sorrow in your hearts. May you always feel the warmth of her love surround you. Our hearts cry with you.
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
January 04, 2002
I will always remember the good times we shared: meaningfull conversations, hard work together, laughing in restaurants, cheering at the finish line, the glitter of Las Vegas, the weekend we placed those little kittens in good homes, and the simple times we sat at the table just shooting the breeze. You were a good woman to all who knew you. I think I will never forget your Boston accent and how you would make me laugh when you said' " Fo-were". God bless, I miss you...........
January 04, 2002
The greatest testiment to what a wonderful woman Marie was is her devoted daughter Maria; the strongest, most sincere, selfless, loyal and loving person I've ever known.

God bless you both!
January 04, 2002
If I had to choose only a few words to describe my mom they would be intelligent, independent and caring. She was truly one of a kind. She had so many passions in life including things such as travelling, shows, race horses and music. Most of all I admired my mom's love for animals and all the wonderful things she did for them. My mom was 53 going on 33 - she was not only my mom she was my friend and I will miss her each and every day.
October 15, 2001
Marie, I only met you once at your brother and my sister's wedding. It wasn't enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your brother 'Vern' and his wife and most of all with your family. Your death will not be in vain, the U.S. will prevail. God bless
October 05, 2001
I AM SORRY OF YOUR TERRIBLE LOST. THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE OF ALL OF US THAT DOES NOT DIE. SOME PEOPLE CALL IT "SPIRIT". MARIE'S SPIRIT WILL BE WITH YOU ALLWAYS AS YOU REMAIN WITH HER. I LOVE YOU.
September 30, 2001
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
MARIE MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
September 21, 2001
God Bless and Thank you for such a loving and fine daughter and everything you meant to her.
September 19, 2001
May God be with you.
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