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November 23, 2012
Dear family,
We are thinking of you all and will miss Aunt Gerry very much. We wish you peace & love during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
November 21, 2012

When was I thinking about what I would say about my Mom today, I had a very difficult time. I really struggled! The reason that I struggled is that I kept trying to think about happy times, and a funny story that I could tell, but all that I could think about were my Mom's long term, very difficult issues with her physical and emotional health.
It's not that there weren't any good memories. There were! I'll always remember how she and my Dad, Bill were married for fifty- six years and how they loved to go to parties, how they loved to go out dancing and how they lived to dine at the Village Inn. I'll remember how my Mom loved her 6 grandchildren Katie, Allie, Jordan, Eric, Darren and Amanda, and how she always wanted to make sure that they received their birthday cards and Christmas gifts! Just last week while in the nursing home she wanted to make sure that Jeff sent my sister Kathy and my daughter Katie cards for their upcoming birthdays. I'll think about how she raised Buck, Jeff, Kathy and me to be good kids. I'll always remember that she loved her daughter in-laws Nancy and Donna and her son-in-law Art and how she treated them as one of her own.
There are memories that will put a smile on people's faces. When she was younger everybody said that she reminded them of Edith Bunker from “All in the Family.” I'm sure her friends and relatives will think of bowling with Mom in a bowling league or attending parties together. And of course there was the big moment when she hit the Betty Boop slot machine!
But the memory that will stay with me forever is how my Mom had poor health for so long and how it affected her emotional outlook. I'll think about how many Doctor appointments and hospital stays that she had. I'll think about how she never felt like doing much except to stay home. I'll think about the family events that she did not attend because she didn't feel good. I'll think about how hard it was for us to understand this, and how bad & sad & mad we felt that she couldn't be there for a Thanksgiving Dinner or Birthday Party. And I'll think about the night she passed away and how peaceful she looked and how she truly was in a better place!
Mom, your difficulties and your struggles have taught all of us lessons. It taught us to be more understanding and empathetic towards someone with a serious or long term illness. We learned that we should be TRULY THANKFUL for our good health. We learned that we should REALLY APPRECIATE LIFE and all of the things that we enjoy doing. We learned not to feel guilty about playing an extra round of golf or taking a vacation because if you put it off you may lose the OPPORTUNITY. We learned to enjoy being with your family and friends WHILE YOU CAN. Thank-you for these lessons, Mom!
We'll always love you! We know that you're in that big casino in the sky right now with Dad hitting the big one on every spin! We're going to miss you, Mom!
November 21, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Gerry's passing, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. She was always so fun to talk with at the reunions...she will be greatly missed by everyone. Lots of love, Billy, Rhonda and Maddison DiMond
November 20, 2012
To the Hammill family,, my prayers are with you all. What wonderful parents you were blessed with. I will miss your mom s sweet smile as much as I miss your dad s "GAMBERETTI".
November 20, 2012
We will miss you Aunt Gerry, always loved seeing you back at the family reunions, kind, loving, and caring are the words that come to mind to describe you. I am glad that you are no longer suffering, we will all meet again soon and we will laugh and carry on like we always did. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. We can take solace she is with our heavenly father and with Uncle Bill. Love to all of you.
November 20, 2012
Hammill Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We pray for your mom and know the togetherness and caring of your entire family is a testimony to the goodness and kindness your parents instilled in each of you. May you find comfort in knowing she is in a much better place where rest and peace will be eternal.
November 19, 2012
Dear Billy, Jeff, Kathy and Buck,
Our love and prayers are with all of you. I always loved your mom,she was always so sweet to me and everyone I know. She will be missed.
Love and prayers. Gary and Georgia. Fort Worth. Texas.
November 19, 2012
To the Hammill Family,
Larry and I want to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom. So many fond memories of parties, bowling, dances, vacations and more.
November 19, 2012
Dear Donna, Jeff, Jordan and Eric,
Please account our deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have and find peace in them. You are in our prayers.
November 19, 2012
Rest in peace Aunt Gerry. Xoxo
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