We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Maria von Trapp. There are few people who impact so many people in such a powerful, positive way. I asked my husband this afternoon, "How do you love someone so much that you don't even know?" The answer popped into my head: "It happens when they make you feel as if you are a part of their family!" Our entire family loves The Sound of Music and no other movie has ever touched me in the same way as it did. What a history your family has! May the Lord be with and comfort all of you, her relatives. You had to have loved her very very much!
God's love to you all!
Bruce & Ila May Bowman (Reidsville, NC)
Our sincere condolences to the family. Always love The Sound of Music and the story of the Von Trapp family. The God of all comfort feels your pain and will provide the help to cope.
To the family & friends of Marie: no matter what age it is so hard to lose a loved one but it is comforting to know of the wonderful hope of being able to see them again right here on Earth perfect & heathy, (Job 33:25 & Psalms 37:29). Sincerely Terry
My deep sympathy to the Von Trapp family and friends, May you find comfort in God's Word of promises for mankind of future blessings with Jesus Christ rightful rule on with God's will on earth. Our heavenly Fathers desire is for mankind to be a united family with love for one another in joyous Paradise conditions he purposed in beginning. Matthew 6:9,10. Sincerely, Zoe
Maria Von Trapp and her entire family brought so much love and light to the world, may she rest in the eternal sleep that she deserves.
What a beautiful legacy to leave behind, the story of The Sound of Music, one of my sister and I's favorite movies of all time. Maria looked like a very sweet lady. May she rest now in the arms of Jesus!! Amen.
So sorry to hear of Maria's passing?? I was hopeing that she would become a Centenarian in good old Vermont(where I was born & raised) as long as her health held out. My thoughts & prayers are with your loved ones. May God grant her eternal rest & peace??
My most sincere condolences to Maria's family and friends. It is very hard to lose a loved one, but remember dear family that the "...God of all comfort..." is always there to console us in the most hard of times. 1 Cor. 1:3,4
My condolences. Your family has been an inspiration to the world and to me personally. I know that Maria was good woman because of the goodness radiating from her eyes - may you find comfort in your memories and the thought that your beautiful sister, aunt or family member is with God.
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.
MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY MAY GOD COMFORT YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
My deepest sympathies to the von Trapp family. What a beautiful lady and an interesting life story. May our loving heavenly Father be a source of consolation to you and your family during this difficult time.
"When my disquieting thoughts became many inside of me, your own consolations began to fondle my soul.” (Ps. 94:19)
So sorry for your loss. Her life has brought joy to many. Thanks for sharing her with the world all these years. Blessings.
February 26, 2014
The loss of a loved one is hard. Please have comfort in God 's love. 1 Cor. 15:26
My sincere condolences to the family. May you rely on God's Word to bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
MAY GOD'S LOVE PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR THE FAMILIES SPIRITUAL HEALING.HE HAS SAID THAT HE WILL PROVIDE COMFORT TO THOSE SEEKING IT.I-I MYSELF AM THE ONE THAT IS COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE.ISA.51:12...NC
I am very sorry for your loss. What a encouraging story the Sound of Music. May the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials be with you during this difficult time.
May the "peace of God" be with you to give you comfort during this time, Phillipians 4:6.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during the time of your loss.
Dear von Trapp Family my condolences's to the Family.luv,Faith
In the scriptures, all mankind is to sing praises to our God because of all the beautiful things he created in heaven and earth. Ms. von Trapp will be resurrected to life again to see this happen on a grand scale. (Psalms 135:1-3)
I loved the sound of music, wow I never knew that it was based off of a real family! I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Isa 26:19
God made the family and thank Him for the Von Trapp family. I am a music lover and I just watched "The Sound of Music" in December on tv. I enjoy it every time I watch it. It is so inspirational. The music will always live in our hearts. God bless and so sorry for loss of Maria. She is singing and dancing in Heaven.
In Sympathy and caring..
Berneice Dycks (Willoughby Hills, OH)
The Sound of Music was an inspiration to my family. My mom and sister had the opportunity to see the Sound of Music with Maria on stage years back in Rochester, NY and they to this day speak about what a wonderful singer and person Maria was. My she be at peace and enjoying her siblings again and they can bring such wonderful music to heaven and share with everyone else. Rest in peace and god be with the family at this time of saddness.
I wish to extend my condolences to the family and friends during this difficult time. May Almighty God, be your stronghold for he is aware of those who seek refuge in him.
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
My condolences to the von Trapp family for you loss of Maria and my appreciation that you shared your story with the world in such digestible way. As you go through this emotional time, please take comfort that others share your pain; and that you are in the most secure and tender care with our Father who helps you carry it Psalms 9:9-10).
I believe that you are dancing and singing for everybody on other side of the Rainbow Bridge.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC BROUGHT MUSIC INTO MANY HOMES EVERY YEAR. Truly an inspiring and courage true story of determination and survival. Roman 1:12
I'm sorry for your lost. May your family rely on God in this time of grief.
May the sound of music be a palliative for the family at this time of loss. May you continue to survive and thrive throughout your length of days. A blessing upon you from all of us.....and your ancestors, too.
I have followed the Von Trapp family for years and enjoyed the movie of their family story. It is a shame that they had to go through such an ordeal just to have a life. I am so happoy to know that Maria lived such a long time in freedom. We all look forward to the day when no one will be oppressed under God's Kingdom. May she rest in peace.
BSheppard - Atlanta, GA
Sorry for your loss. Ps 37:29
I met Maria 30 years ago in Washington state. She had lots of spirit and it showed. May we all live an equally long and purposeful life. A great family member of my friends Hemma and Gati.
in memory of maria von trapp sorry for your loss
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
I'm very sorry for your loss. May the "God of all comfort" bring you peace during this troubling time.
Our deepest sympathy to all the Von Trapp family!!
May The Sound Of Music continue both here on
Earth and in Heaven!!
Nancy & Bill Petty Bronxville. New York
HEAVEN IS NOW FILLED WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC...THE MOVIE ABOUT YOUR LIFE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
God bless and rest in peace. You and your family brought much pleasure to those of us that were lucky enough to have heard you all sing. Though not totally factual story of the von Trapp Family, I do love the Sound of Music and often find myself watching it whenever it is shown on television.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
What an interesting family history! May Ms. Von Trapp's family and friends accept my sincere condolences. God's love for us is great and his power has no limits. He is our strength and a refuge for us during times of distress. Please pour your heart out to him in prayer and let him comfort you as your sweet memories of Ms. Von Trapp help you to heal … Psalms 46:1.
My deep condolences to the Von Trapp family. As a former Vermonter I will remember Maria as a gentle, sweet and caring woman. Our many conversations were a delight. My prayers are with you all.
Maria's family singing will ALWAYS be remembered.
Thank you for sharing your gift.
Join your family you've earned your angel wings and sing with God's angels.
God bless you ~ Rest in peace.
Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to Maria's family & friends.
May God give the family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
You will live forever in our hearts.
RIP Maria Von Trapp now you can join your other siblings and sing to your hearts content. Joyce A. Milburn Tucson, Arizona
My sincere condolences to the family of Maria Von Trapp. May you find comfort from the peace of God during this time of distress and in the days ahead-Phillipians 4:6, 7. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
Deepest sympathies offered. May the God of all comfort help all who love Ms. Von Trapp through this difficult time.
I love the sound of muic it was one of my all time loved movie to watch evry year i'watch it and you have a beutful home in Vermont
craig darst here, I played kurt in our high school play, so sorry, we are from pomeroy ohio, that was back IN 1979, WE DID THE PLAY,, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
God bless you Maria and all the Von Trapps. May you Rest in Peace.
I first saw The Sound Of Music in Hong Cong while on R and R from Viet Nam I enjoyed it so much that I went back the following night and watched it again.
Your family history and the movie have brought many hours of joy to my family. RIP sweet Marie Von Trapp. You are gone but not forgotten.
My deepest sorrow for your loss. Her voice and smile must have given you so much pleasure. She and all others in your family live on in the Beautiful Brave story that was told on stage. Blessings to you all.
We are never prepared for a death of a loved one it is the hardest things we can go though so please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised to us. With my deepest condolences for your loss.
She has truly left a legacy for all to remember, thank you for sharing her story with the world.
Dear Von Trapp Family,
Sorry to hear of your sister Maria's death. I too went to see the Sound of Music in NY
C and I and my family went to VT to visit the lodge in Stowe. I also have the book that was written by your mother. Your family was quite special. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Bob and Irene Lis
What a beautiful woman. I can see the warmth in her smile and eyes. Her story has always been an inspiration to our family. My mom is close to her age, born in July 1915. She will be missed.
You will be missed Rest in peace
She came from a wonderful family, and was a wonderful person. They will all always be immortalized in The Sound Of Music. God bless her and all the others, both here and gone. RIP, Maria.
My sincere and heartfelt condolence to the family and friends. I'll always have fond memories of the beautiful musical--Sound of Music. May you be comforted by God the "hearer of prayer" during this time of sorrow. Psalms 65:2
RIP. What a history. Love the movie
Maria was good friends with one of my good friends & she invited us all to a special concert in the Trapp lodge to hear the Trapp children sing - we sat in the front row of that very inclusive group of VIP guests along side Maria - thxs so much for this memory, Maria - it was a real treat -- rest in peace, my Sweet - you left a great family legacy & enjoyed the ride !!
my condolences to the Von Trapp Family.
Maria von Trapp
My sincere condolences to the family on the death of Ms Maria von Trapp.We are all touched by her families
fight for freedom. May the God of all comfort be with you all
My deepest sympathy at the passing of Maria. Thank you to the von Trapp family for bringing us the beautiful and amazing story of their flight from Austria during the war. It is a blessing to witness the determination of their family to be free. My wonderful Grandmother and her family came to the USA from Austria, before the war, and she and her sister reminded me of Maria. My Grandmother lived into her mid-90's, as did 2 of her daughters, strong Austrian stock. We all loved watching The Sound of Music (many times) and reading about the von Trapp's home in Vermont. Sad to hear of this loss of the last sibling. The von Trapp 'sound of music' will now be alive in heaven. Prayers and God's peace to the remaining family members. auf weidersehen Maria
As a grown man, I cried at the news of Maria's passing, one of 11 who have climbed every mountain, fjorded every stream in their full lives. The ending of the storybook tale of the family's escape from Nazi Austria "over the mountains" to freedom below causes me uncharacterically to sob at their lust for life, liberty, and the true pursuit of happiness. May Eleanor & Johannes keep happily climbing to the end of time. Amen.
Most sincere condolences to the von Trapp family.. My mother's grandmother was a Trapp and we have always believed we were somehow related although my singing voice belies this. it is a lovely thought for me as my mother passed at age 100 last year. A life well lived, Rest in peace..
Maria, Eternal Joy be yours; strength to your family on earth.
My happy memories go back to the 40s; our pastor, Fr. K L Roche took the parish choir to Peoria to hear the Von Trapp faamily sing, then years later they sang in Streator, Il as part of the Community Concert Series, gain later I took my 50 choir boys from Ottawa, IL to Chicago to hear them at the Schubert Theater; the two boys of the cast came to Ottawa later that spring to sing with the Boy's Choir annual concert. Then came the movie etc. What an inspiration!!
To the Von Trapp family: Maria and you all have inspired us. What a story from God. Thank you for the memories and smiles. Praying for her soul. God speed
God's blessings to the Trapp Family. My granddaughter is kin to the Trapp family on her Grandmother Judy Trapp Morgan side of the family. R. I. P. Maria Von Trapp.
Condolences to the family and friends. Please be comforted by God's words at Romans 8:35-39.
TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS OF THE VON TRAPP'S, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. I HOPE THAT PSALM 94:19, WILL BE OF COMFORT TO YOU.
To the Von Trapp family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on losing your precious Maria,and deepest thanks for sharing your life stories with the rest of world. Music surrounded my life because your family lived. Heaven must be harmonizing today as she joins the rest of those amazing voices. Peace of God be with you all.
A true matriarch and we will long remember her from the stories based on their escape from Nazi Germany. God Bless and keep her in his care now.
My sincere condolence
Sound of music was a very nice movie I didn't know it was based on a true family life
Thank you to the von Trapp family for bringing us the beautiful and amazing story of their flight from Austria during the war. It is a blessing to witness the determination of their
family to be free. May the original vonTrapp family rest in peace. God bless the rest of the family. Helen B., Saginaw, MI
MY condolenecs to the Van Trapp family. I fell in love with the VAn Trapps via Sound of Music, and had the privledge of hearing the Van Trapp grandchildren in a concert. My thanks to the Van Trapps for sharing their story. Heaven now has more beautiful music with Maria's entrance.
May the loved ones you left findvcomfort peace and mercy of hurt withnyou being gone from them until if possible you all meet in the grand ressurection of life and loved ones.May this granted her and her loved ones.
Bless You for bringing such joy to this world,You are amazing . Your name will live on forever
I am sorry to learn of Maria Franziska Von Trapp's death. The movie Sound of Music will always be a part of my life and the memories of the Von Trapp Family's Life Story will be in my heart. May She Rest in Peace. Jerry
Dear Von Trapp Family,
What a life long inspiration. I remember watching the Sound of Music as a child and to this day it is still a happy experience. I believe it was my first introduction to loving music and dancing which I still love so much. Thank you for the wonderful memories, God Bless!
Always will be my favorite story. I watch it every time I see it on TV.. The end of an era!
I was long captivated by this story and in the 70's had the chance to go and actually stand in the gazebo where you lived Your family was so brave and your life a tribute to hope!
So sorry to learn of your loss.
When someone you love becomes a memory ~ Your memories become your treasures.
Keeping your family in my prayers cause death leaves a heartache no-one can heal, but love leaves a memory no-one can steal!
Rest in peace, beautiful lady. Your family has given me many years of wonderful enjoyment watching the movie.
I'm sorry about your loss (Psalm 146: 4). I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
I m truly sorry for your loss. Many of us feel that we knew your family personally because of the musical. May h rods at Jon 5:21 bring your family much needed encouragement. Sincerely, Monica J
our deepset sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your sister.
May she rest in peace..
Beth Britsch, Werner Britsch(10th Mtn)
Maria was a wonderful lady and a treasured friend. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the visits with Maria and Koohle. We will miss Maria, but know that she is forever now with the Lord she loved.
I was a college classmate of Johannes Von Trapp, and my thoughts are with him and his family this morning.
I remember seeing the movie during a family Christmas shopping trip to Madison, WI. We came out of the theater singing the wonderful songs and talking of your very special family. After all of these years I still remember all the words of the songs and sing them, (to my self). I know God and your family welcomed you with open arms!
Sorry for your loss of Maria. We spent a Christmas & New Years at your Lodge in Stowe,VT.
We spent time with Marie when she sang and played her Mandolin.
She will be missed by all and remembered by all.
" May she rest in peace"
Eleanor & Fred Munro
I have fond memories of my daughter as a little girl being asked by Maria to sing and play the tamborine with her while we were visiting during our annual week at Von Trapp Lodge. Thank you for that wonderful memory - Maria's love for life and music was, indeed, special.
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an inspiration. I have many fond memories of your family and the Souns of Music was a real insoiration. Now you can meet my mom and grandparents and Aunt. They remember you as well.
Von Trapp family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. The Hills (of heaven) Are Alive with the Sound of Music...
The courage of your family is an inspiration to many. Had spent many memorable times at your lodge. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.
Please accept my condolences. As you go through this difficult time, the God of all comfort invites us to draw closer to him in prayer to help you to endure your loss. (James4:8) LD
I used to receive yearly invitations from their resort. Regretably, never went.
Love the movie. This was a remarkable family. RIP Maria.
Dear Von Trapp family may beautiful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. A great lady, may you rest in peace.
To The Family
How lucky you were to have known such a wonderful person.
A life well lived and now a deserved rest.
Wow what an inspiration. many generations just loved you. My grandparents loved you. Sorry for the families loss. Thank you for everything. God bless, Staudenmeier and Cocci family
Your family has brought many days of great joy to my family. Your 'second' mother was an awesome writer. I read two of her books. Your family will all be missed, and it will not be the same with the new generation, as you have made an impact on us all.
Many adulthood memories are wrapped around your story. I know in my heart you were a wonderful person. Now you will meet my parents and husband, they loved you too. You will be a kind and wonderful angel.
The Sound of Music brought Maria von Trapp to my life at a young age. Maria's story has been and always will be my favorite. Rest well, Maria. You have been a lifelong inspiration to many!
I do not know her personally. It's just that the movie was my first as a 7-year-old child. My condolences to the family.
Had the occasion to see her in a concert in North Syracuse in the late 70's. She was very gracious! Will be missed
To The Entire Trapp Family
May The Sound Of Music Be Played And Shown To Many Many Generations To Come !!!
May She Rest In Peace!!!!
Our sincere condolences RIP (Geri) Barrie, Canada
What an inspiration you were Maria. Your life experience touched me and millions exposing both the kindness and the horrific deeds we humans are capable of. You and your family strength has been a living testimony that will remain forever in human hearts. Rest in peace.
Thank you for sharing you life and experiences with the World. We (the World) loved your family and the essence of your empowerment to battle the Nazi regime. God bless you and your family!
My condolences to the Trapp family. After reading this article its very easy to tell the type of person she was and why she was so well loved. May the God, who gives comfort to all comfort you during the days ahead. 2Cor 1:4
Rest in peace. We visited your resort in 2011, What a beautiful place. You really had a nice place to live.
Rest in peace Maria ... the family's legacy will live on through the "Sound of Music." One of my favorite movies of all time! Godspeed.
RIP Maria, your life was good and you were a great woman. God Bless
I am sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort from God during this difficult time. Psalm 65:2
The music performed by the von Trapp family was an inspiration to me as a pianist. Thank you for all the memorable years of song! Now you're in God's presence to praise Him again through music.
You were an inspiration to us all. Thank you, Maria. God Bless you.
Sorry about your loss but your family is an inspiration.
I was a missionary in PNG back in 1975 to 77. I rode w- a Catholic Misso to a medical meeting & we stopped @ a big Catholic Mission for lunch. What a delight to meet Maria & be in her company for lunch !! That was really something to write home about. I shall never forget. Kerolie Escoto Grose
What a beautiful story you left us. Now you all are together again to sing your wonderful music in Heaven.Thank You. R.I.P.
Sincere condolences to the Von Trapp
family. May God bless you and your
I enjoyed the movie that highlighted your musical family. May you have comfort in your fond memories of Maria. Psalm 25: 16 &17
Your legacy will always be The Sound of Music. A gift to all
God Bless Maria Von Trapp. Your music enlightened the world. ~With Thoughts and Prayers to the Von Trapp Family.
Dear Von Trapp Family,
It has been our great pleasure to see you
these past years , we will miss Maria Von Trapp she will always be in our hearts for ever.
to the von trapp family she was such an icon.may god bless u all,and thanks for such wonderfull talented people.maria may god bless your soul.i dont know of anyone who hasent heard of u.
In the Loving Memory of ~Maria Von Trapp ~
~Rip Maria ~ Thanks for sharing your story with us she will be missed by many people in this world
Dear Maria sweet child of the blest land of gentleness&peace
now you are in the land o perfect peace&blessing sing your
song for the Lord&our Mother Mary bless our homeland
forever smile on us now maria from heaven God love you+++
you have been my hero- since before I was born in 1955--thank you for all your love and songs,,may god put you up above all others up above!
You are such an important part of my childhood and still my adulthood. Your family was not only loved by millions around the world, your families struggles gave hope to others. The bond of the family was one that we all have strived ourselves.
R.I.P.....may the Von Trapp family reunited and once again sing.
Thank you so much for sharing your gift...
Please except my condolences. I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Lean on Him for support through prayer and reading his word the Bible daily.
Rest in peace and may Heaven be filled with music you so loved and shared. (Nancy S, Chicago Illinois)
Rest in Peace Maria, you are all together now in God's loving hands.
God Bless you Maria. We have lost a bright light in our world. I have been to your lodge in Stowe. I was transported to Austria.
RIP Maria. What wonderful memories you gave to me and my family.
the von trapp family truely inspired the world in a godly way.
Maria will be missed.I worked for Trapp Family Lodge from 1992 to 2000.I got to see Maria quite often,she was a wonderful lady.Rest in peace miss Maria
Rest in Peace, Maria...thank you for sharing your life story with us. Our
deepest sympathies to your family !!
We (the World) loved and admired you so, Maria. Thank you for leaving us with a song in our hearts. God Bless You. E.R. Harnett
Dear Van Trapp Family.
My husand and I stayed at your Inn in the year of 1002. One of you were having a sing A Long and you were playing the guitar in the family room when we checked in. We joined the group and it was so much fun.I think it might have been Maria.
What a wonderful family you were.
Love and peace be with you all.
bernice and LARRY REGER FROM JUPITER FL.
To the family of Maria Von Trapp:
We are never prepared for a death of a loved one, it is the hardest thing we can go through, so please find comfort in knowing that sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised to us.
With my deepest condolences.
I'm wishing you God speed in the next phase of your life. Rest peacefully in Gods arms.
My deepest sympathy to the Von Trapps and their extended family.
So long, farewell, auf weidersehen good night...RIP
Your beautiful legacy will live on in the wonderful music and inspiring story of your life and that of your whole family. The Kasparek Family
Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories... <3
To the family...my deepest sympathies to you. God cares for you and He will open His hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16
Now resting at peace with the rest of her family. I love the movie about the Von Trapp family's life (Sound of Music).
Thank you for your kind generousity.....mary