To the family of Mrs. Krohne, I just recently found out about your loss. Your loved one was a wonderful gracious lady whom, I too, came to love as a person through working with her each week. She shared many stories about many of you and there was always a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face when she talked about each of her family members. I feel like I've gotten to know all of you, but in reality, I have only met her daughter, Sue. Through pictures and stories she shared you were thought about by her often. She was a wise woman and a proud mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother and I am so honored to have been able to be part of her life through my work. She made going to work enjoyable and spending time with her I can honestly say wasn't work but a time that I will never forget. She will be a good memory for me. My prayers are with each of you in this time, and as Mrs. Krohne told me on several occasions "this was something she wasn't afraid to do."
My heart cries that I was not able to be there for Barbara in her final days on this earth. She and her husband, Roland, were my American Parents. So kind, loving, caring and thoughtful to me and my family. I cannot forget the first day I arrived from Jamaica to this Country how welcomed I felt. Words cannot express my sympathies to her "golden son" (as she used to tell me) Kurt, and to her "favorite" daughter, Susie and also to the entire family. Barbara was always so proud of all of you and your accomplishments. She encouraged me and my family and always would let me know how much she admired my families accomlishments. Thanks to her and Roland for all they did for us. In my own selfish and humble way I wish she would have lingered a little longer, I wished I was there to have given her her last drop of water, or to wipe a drop of sweat from her brow, or even just to let her know how much I loved her. May her soul rest in peace. I will meet her in the morning.
- Claudette Chaddan Smart, Springfield, MA
We are sad to hear of your loss. We won't forget how gracious Barbara was. We have fond memories of the Krohne picnics and the parties at the house in Longmeadow. Roland, Barbara, Kurt and Marion always made us feel very welcomed at these functions. We have nothing but the warmest feelings for the Krohne family.
Sincerely, Nick & Carolyn Athas
Dear Sue, Phil & Family, please accept our love and deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. Tim and I have such fond memories of your mom while we were all growing up in Longmeadow. Love Linda & Tim Beaulieu.
Flip - Sorry to read about your Grandmother. My condolences to you and all her family and friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.