To the Kenny Family:
I met Pat at Coral Reef Yacht Club when she purchased a J/24 with Jane Anne Pincus & Mary Babcock & they named it Menage. She was fun to be around, very witty & always kind to me. I pray that peace & comfort come to you soon.
Sharon Bivans Bourke
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on the snow
I am the sunlight on a ripen grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you wake in morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of Quiet
Birds in circling flight
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I did not die.
For I am the breeze flowing by.
Mary Frye 1932
Aunt Pat, where do I start?! If I had a question or needed advice you were always brutally honest. I have and will always respect and love you for that! I am going to miss you and Uncle Jim!
Michael and Shannon,
Pleae accept my most sincere and warmest condolences to you both and your families for the awful loss you are going through right now; you have lost both of your wonderful parents within the last year, and this has to be terribly difficult for you both, and for your children and your entire family.
I wish, and I hope, that there is something I can do to help you all; and, I pray that any of you, and all of you, will PLEASE let me know if I can, and how.
MY thoughts and prayers are with you all, sincerely, and truthfully,
with my love,
Janet S. Wright
Dear Michael and Shannon,
Please accept my warmest and most sincere condolences for your awful loss, and please know that I am thinking of you both and your families at this terribly difficult time for you all.
You do not know me; however, I have known of you both and your families for several years. My former, and late, husband took your father's position at Kelly Black, Black and Kenny, when your father left that firm to found his own, with Mike Nachwalter and Tom Seymour. I met your father for the first time in 2002, through the Wetheringtons, one evening when he was in town for work at his firm. I later met your mother on Mothers' Day a couple of years later, when she was here in town, and your father was not.
Jerry and Lee Wetherington are two of my my oldest and best friends, and have been for many, many years. I know how close they were to your parents, and I know how much this loss of both of your parents has devestated them, and how much they are concerned for and care about you both.
Please know that you are both, and your families and children, in my thoughts and prayers throughout this incredibly difficult time you are are going through.
I wish there were something I could do for you, and I can only hope that if there is, you will let me know...please.
My love to you both, and to your children, and to your parents'and your, family members.
Sincerely, and with my love to you both,
Patricia, you were the law clerk I turned to when I needed to understand something really complicated. You were always generous with your time and advice, something that never changed even after we were both in practice. I have missed you and Jim after you moved to Utah, but even more so now. Godspeed.
Pat, besides making my brother's life the best, has been my rock and inspiration since I first met her when I was 14 and Jim brought her home to meet our family. I always loved her bohemian style, wit, energy, great taste, and encouragement. I would never have gotten to know my brother without her. Bravo Pat! You are very much missed and loved. I'm so happy to have Shannon and Michael and their families in my life.