we all love and miss you very much
even though i didnt see you every
day i wish i could have but i still
wanted to see you and have you make
me some pastina i always had fun
with you and loved every second we
spent toghether thank you nanny
thank you for being there for me
and loving and caring for me all
In my mind and in my memory one
word defines Mary. Gentle. Her
fingers carefully untwined the
rubber band from my ponytail. The
hairbrush in her hand never pulled.
Her humorous asides, delivered in
her voice, I hear in my head as I
write this, portrayed her strength
of character. I had wanted to write
to her in the last days of her
illness but could not think of what
to say to someone so dear so aware
of death calling her home. I guess
I love you would have been a good
start. In reflecting joy for life
was her special talent. The gift
she gave freely to everyone she
Our family is spread from
Massachusetts to Florida, a long
strand of distant and closely
arranged pearls. One of our pearls
has slipped off, her luster remains
to warm our memories. I am sorry
for our family’s lost and grief. I
hope each is consoled by one or
many very personal moments touched
by Mary’s indelible essence.
Even though she lived in florida i
always found her at some of the
more important celebrations that my
family and i had.
She left us with some good
memories some funny some sad but i
will always remember her.
Marie you will be missed, but you
will never be forgotten
and you will always be loved.
I'm glad I got to know you.
To Viki My Friend
I wish for you...
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Gentile hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And love to complete your life.
I went to the mailbox the other day
and I recieved a birthday card from
Mikey, And as I was going through
the mail I thought how odd it was
that I hadn't recieved a card from
you yet. You're always the first
Later on that evening, I looked up
to witness a magnificant sunset and
I realized that was my present!
We all miss you here, but we know
you are dancing, even though you
don't have your shoes. But remember
you can dance much better with your
I found this little poem and it made
me think of you!
When somebody dies, a cloud turns
into an angel, and flies up to tell
God to put another flower on a
A bird gives the message back to
the world, and sings a silent prayer
that makes the rain cry.
People disappear, but they never
really go away.
The spirits up there put the sun to
bed, wake up grass, and spin the
earth in dizzy circles.
Sometimes you can see them dancing
in a cloud during the day-time, when
they're supposed to be sleeping.
They paint the rainbows and also the
sunsets and make waves splash and
tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen
And when they sing wind-songs, they
whisper to us, don't miss me too
The view is nice and I'm doing just
I love you, and think of you oft
Had the pleasure and the honor of
meeting Viki's mother Marie a couple
of years ago.
We had dinner and some good laughs.
I'm sure shes resting comfortably
right now and may God bless her and
She taught me one of the mysteries
of life – What to do with an
artichoke. May she find the peace in
the next life that eluded her in
I can't imagine what it's like to
lose a mother, but I hope with the
passing of time, that the pain of
her loss will grow easier to bear
and that the pain is replaced by
the joy of loving memories.
We have come together to mourn
the loss of Mary
Though she is no longer with us she
leaves within all of us.
we will miss her dearly,
but remember her always with love.
"A SISTERS LOVE
IS BOUND BY HEARTSTRINGS"
My heart goes out to Vik, Brian and
Lara. I know you can feel comfort
now her pain has ended. But hold on
to the love that never ends. Hold
on to family and friends and your
pain rises, lingers and also ends.
Marge, Jennifer and I will hold you
in our prayers.
I will always treasure my memories
of Marie and extend my deepest
condolences to her entire family.
I believe that the loss of a parent
is top of the list in pain and
heartbreak. I know. I also find
that they are always in my
thoughts, and in memory, they still
teach me. They are alive in my
Heart. Viki,Lara,Brian, my heart
breaks for you,because it is still
open to pain. Feel your pain, but
don't close your hearts because of
I met Marie when my daughter
Jasmine & Lara, Marie's
grandaughter were 2 years old.
Jasmine, Lara & Brian were always
together; as Viki and I were never
far apart from each other as our
children have grown. Jasmine was a
luckly little girl, because she got
to have another grandmother. Marie
had such a big heart, no one was
ever denied her love. As I greive
for Viki, Fran, Lara, Brian, & Mike
~ thier loss of a mother,
grandmother, & wife ~ I also grieve
for my daughter Jasmine and myself
for having lost a kind beautiful
person in all of our lives.
Laura G. McCann
Love you and miss you always in my
Death is the beginning of eternity.
Marie will be with her family and
friends again. I know I am looking
forward to seeing such A warm and
compassionate being again.
My deepest sympathy to two
wonderful daughters, Viki and Fran.
Your efforts will be rewarded.
I had the pleasure to meet Marie
Barboni only once at a 1999 large
family gathering in Connecticut.
Through her struggle, Marie rose to
the occasion, joining her daughter
Vicki Bissinger with her two
beautiful grandchildren Brian and
Laura to share in the family
festivities with a low-key quiet
grace and aplomb. Marie's struggle
is over and she is now sharing her
grace with God. May she rest in
Memories keep the one you loved
close to you in spirit and thought
and always in your heart,today and
I don't really know what I could
say to express what I am feeling.
Marie was a great person. I know
she is with God now and at peace.
Happy are we met, happy have we been
Happy may we part, and happy meet
Dear God get ready, you have a real
dusy one comming your way.....
MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO MEET
YOU,MAY THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR
BACK,MAY THE SUN SHINE UPON YOUR
FACE AND THE RAINS FALL SOFT UPON
YOUR FIELDS AND,UNTIL WE MEET
AGAIN,MAY GOD HOLD YOU IN THE
HOLLOW OF HIS HAND.
I did not no Marie for a very long
time, but the time I did spend with
her,was a very rewarding
heartwarming experience. She was a
very warm and caring person, always
thinking of the next person.
Good bye my friend I will miss you.
I have so many memories of growing
up in Bergenfield,NJ with
Vickie,Marie and Mike. I know Marie
will find comfort in Heaven that
was elusive to her here on Earth.
She had a heart of gold and an iron
will and love for her family.God
Bless all of you.
Yesterday is just a memory,
Today is a Gift
Tomorrow is promised to no one
The loss of a loved one can make you
realize just how precious our time
In our day to day blur of life, we
overlook the many gifts each new day
has to offer.
My mother was able to overlook
another persons looks, faults and
weaknesses and love them
unconditionally, for who they were
on the inside, and not for what they
looked like on the outside. And by
doing this she met and accepted
people from all walks of life.
She was always there in their time
of need with a cup of tea, a
cigarette a warm smile and an open
and sincere heart, ready to take on
their problems although she had many
of her own.
Her eyes were the windows to her
soul. With just a look one knew
immeditaly what she was thinking.
She could communicate in an instant
with her eyes, what would take hours
to say with words.
No matter how much she suffered she
bravely faced her fears and went on
without complaining right to the
When she passed away she took a
piece of all of us and hopefully for
those of us that were listening she
replaced our void with a little of
herself may she live on in all of
May we see her beauty in each and
every new day and remember this
special person I call my mother.
She will be forever in our hearts and memories.
I love you mom.
May peace and tranquility always be
with you and your loved ones.