Louie, today is Father's Day & I miss you so much. Michael I went to the cemetary last week because I knew we wouldn't make it today. There is so much to tell you about the family. Tessa & Brett bought a house in Chattanooga. They both have very good jobs and are doing O.K. Michael is on the radio with a garden show. He's on Sat. Mornings for 1 hour. and he is able to advertise his business. It's a local radio station and it is affiliated with NBC. He is so much like you Hon. He has your drive and determination. You would be so proud of him. Louis is O.K Nothing much changes with his situation. He's trying very hard to straighten his life out. You are still so much a part of me Hon. I get thru my days O.K I go to a couple of groups and socialize but you are never far from me. I will love and miss you for the rest of my life. I know I have not written in a long time but I have been thinking of you so much and this is the only way I can be close to you. I'll be coming to Rose Hills in a couple of weeks. Michael & I will be going to Point Loma, hopefully with Carmine and we'll be going to the cemetary to see Mom & Dad. It has been so many years since we were there. We'll be going on Sunday, 6/22. If you only knew how often I think of us and "the old days" when the kids were small and the places we used to go. Thank you Hon for everything. You will always have all my love..........Rosemary
Hi Louie, I got news last week that your cousin Steve Apikos passed away. If you were still here this news would have made you very sad. I know how much you enjoyed talking to Steve. I talked with Irene and we reminisced about that wonderful family reunion we had all those years ago. Everyone had such a great time. Steve was 84 and not in the best of health. I was very sorry to hear that he had passed away.
I'm doing fine Hon.Michael, Michele, & I will be in Oceanside on Sat. to visit Marty. I can't believe she's gone 3 yrs. I miss her so much.
I love you Louie. I pray to you every day to surround me with your love & your strength. Watch over Michael,Louis,Tessa and me. We miss you so much. My love always, Rosemary
Hi Louie, Lillian called me the other day. Her and Rocky were at Rose Hills to visit the graves of her Mother and Father and they visited you too Hon. She called to tell me that. It was so nice of them to take the time to go see you. Lillian told me what a beautiful marker you have and she loved the picture. She said that's how she remembered you.
We have known them from when we got married and even before. That's a long time ago.
I miss you so much. Love, Rosemary
Hi Louie, I went to the cemetary yesterday, it was such a beautiful day and I just wanted to be close to you. I was there a little over an hour when Michel pulled up. I was so surprised to see him. I thought he was working. He had been at a trade show in Long Beach and then came to the cemetary. I know it was more than a coincidence that we both were there at the same time. God put us there together to be with you.
I'm going to see Louis tomorrow. He misses you very much. He's in a Veterans program that is helping him. He has a very nice apt. in Loma Linda, fully furnished. He's trying to straighten out his life. I encourage him whenever I can.
I'm doing O.K Hon. I miss you terribly but the days pass and I keep myself busy. My life and your life were so intertwined and I will never let that go. I will love you for the rest of my life, Rosemary
Dad, I can not believe it has already been one year since you are gone. Each morning, I say my pray to you, each day you answer my prays. Dad, I realized that you passed three gifts on to me: determination, drive and discipline. It is because of those three gifts that I continually push myself. More importantly, those three gifts provide me with strength and determination to fulfill my promise to you.
Although, here is something to would make your day. I have figured out how to regulate palms. Once again Dad, drive, discipline and determination. Dad, being very similar to you in my thinking, I kept working at it until I got it.
I miss you so much Dad, but I know you are always on my shoulder.
Before I go Dad, you would always ask me how I am doing well Dad. I am just doing my thing. Just like you Dad, I am doing it my way.
Mom did a great job with the properties, she had a couple of moments. But she did just great.
I miss you Dad, thank you for always being on my shoulder. Thank you for the three gifts.
I can't believe it's now past a year that you have been gone. It's been a hard year, and now I lost my dad too. I can't believe Michael and I have lost our dads in under 1 year. But I know you both watch over us. I miss seeing you in your chair when we go over and I even miss hearing you holler to me "shut the door please" when Mom and I would be talking loud in the kitchen. The boys think of you often and miss you lots. They are blessed with wonderful memories of their time spent with you, especially when you would cheer them on at their basketball games.
Miss and love you Dad
Hi Hon, Tom Mccarthy called the other day. He remembered the date of your passing. He called to see how I was doing. He misses you so very much. He told me it's not the same without you. I know the feeling. He doesn't go on patrol on Thursday anymore. He still goes out with Helen. I thanked him so much for thinking about me, and he said if there is anything he can do for me to please call him.
I think of you every Thursday morning when you and Tom would go on patrol together. There are so many memories of you that I carry in my heart.
I love you Hon. Now that I have finally learned how to get into this guest book you'll be hearing from me a lot. Rosemary
Hon, It's one year since you are gone. My life has changed so much. It will never be the same. I think of you so many times during the day wishing you were here. I sit in your chair at night. I don't watch much TV but when I do I'm in your chair. I don't know how I got thru this past year. I was so overwhelmed by so many things. Thank God for Michael. He has helped me thru so many times. You taught him well, Hon. I talk to Alex every so often. Knowing that you and he would call each other It gives me a good feeling to keep in touch with him. It's like having a link to you. I pray to you every day Hon that you will watch over me and the kids and to surround us with your love and your strength. I will love you for the rest of my life and I will never stop missing you. We were so much a part of each other. Rosemary
My Precious Louie, I can't believe its been a year already. I miss you so very much and pray to you daily for the strength you have always given me. Its been a very tough year, but you know that as i feel you are looking over me from heaven. I love you and miss you. Your loving little sister "Kiddo" Rosemarie.
dear dad, i can't believe it has already been 1 year since you have been gone. I think about you every day and I talk to you every day. you are in all my prayers and i just want you to know how much i miss you. I love you very much. Tessa
Hi Hon. Tessa has shown me how to write messages so here I am. It is almost 1 yr. since you left us and my life will never be the same. You gave us everything . We all miss you so much. I will love you forever Hon.
dad i went to visit you today with michael,we had a nice time talking with you.i,m going back to tenessee tomorrow. mom and i have had a very good time. it has been wonderful being with the family. i love you very much. talk to you soon. love tessa in knoxville, tn.
Dear Dad, i just wanted to pick up the phone and say happy fathers day to you and to thank you for being an awsome dad. I miss you so very much and you are always in my thoughts every day. So what i do is when i pray i know that you are sitting right next to god so i know you can here me. i ask that you watch over our family and to keep us strong and help guide us through each day. Again i say Happy Fathers Day Dad. I love you very much Tessa
Happy Fathers Day to my precious Brother, Louie I miss you so very much . I know you are up there with Daddy, and as you many times said to me "Lil Sis Our Dad may be in heaven but you always have me" I Love you and miss you and just being able to talk to you. Lord Jesus embrace my Louie and my Daddy in your heavenly arms. All my Love always Your Lil Sis Rosemarie
Since your passing, I have had some difficult times. Many times I think about the times that you and I would just talk about how you are doing, golf, etc.
Each day I ask for you guidance and to provide me with the wisdom that I will need to hopefully make the correct decisions. Each day Dad, you answer my prays. Always remember Dad, swing strong and shoot straight.
dear dad, today is easter sunday and i just want you to know how much i miss you but i know you are with your mom and dad. i want you to know how much i love you. mom and i were reminicing about easter dinner at gram's with the beautiful easter bread she would make. i told mom we will make that bread when i come out to stay with mom this summer. dad you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. i love you dad. your daughter tessa
Blessed Easter to my most precious Louie I love you and miss you and so very viss your phone calls - May you be embraced Jesus... I Love you always
Rosemarie & Frankie
To my Precious and very sadly missed loving Brother, I know you are resting in the heavenly arms of Our Lord God and with Mom & Dad. Blessed Easter to You and Mom and Dad. I know you are seeing all I am going thru How I so very miss our deep conversations I Love You & miss you always " Your Little Sister Rosemarie XOXOX
my beloved brother may you rest in peace with mom & dad. Happy Easter to you
Your loving sister Norma & Jim
my beloved brother louie. we may have had our ups & downs at times but i cant tell you how many times i want to pick up the phone and hear you say Hi Kiddo
your loving sister Norma
louie,michael taught me how to use this laptop so I am able to tell you I miss you so much but I get thru the day o.k I love you so much. Until next time,
Dad it is very hard for me knowing that I can't pick up the phone and talk to you. I know that you are watching over me, mom, michael and louis. I know that your spirit lives on in each of us. One of my most favorite memories of us is when i caught my first Baracuda fish when we went deep sea fishing on the boat. I came across the picture of me holding the "big fish" when we were making your collague that truly is my favorite picture. You impacted my life in so many ways i cannot begin to list them.Always know that i love you so very much and I truly will see you on the other side. I will bring you some of my Chicken Salad. I love you Tessa
The happy memories growing up in N.Y. have lasted a lifetime. May GOD keep you dear friend.
My prayers and thought are with you all'
Frank Rende, Augusta, Maine
My heart goes out to all the family. It was a pleasure being a VIP with you Louie at the Upland PD. From one New Yorker to another, Rest in Peace.
Joanne Greenthal (Upland, CA)
From our family to yours, we are sorry for the family's lost. The family will be in our thoughts and prayer's.
To My Dearest Uncle Louie,
It is not easy to accept that you will no longer be just a phone call or airplane flight away. I have many fond memories of my time spent with you as a child. One of my fondest memories of us is when you taught me how to do sit-ups when I was only about 9 years old. The other memory that I will never forget is a favorite saying that we used to have from the bugs bunny cartoon, "Bon Voyage" ( we used to pronounce it " bon voy ardie"). Another memorie I have is all the times you played with me and my sisters in the pool. You were so much fun. I will miss you deeply and carry your memories of the fun times we had always. Rest in peace. I love you Uncle Louie.
Your Loving Niece,
Words cannot express how deeply you will be missed, if for ever tear that is shed and every thought and memory you shared can be used as a guide, I am cetain the number will be too high to count. You will always be in our hearts. Please give Nanny and Bopop a hug and kiss for me. Much Love from all of us... Teri, Steve, Niki and Kyle
Thank you for the many laughts we had together and some tears we shared.
But what I will miss the most is when we had our family gatherings and you would tap me with your cane and tell me I can use this cane for many other things other than walking.
I will be there for Mike and Mrs. Ventura. May you have many holes in one.
Rest in Peace,
Love George Jones
With deepest sympathy to the family during your time grief. Psalms 46:1 says God is for us a refuge and strength and a help readily to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
To say you will be missed is so true, but to say how much you were loved, appreciated, admired fills my heart with joy to have you as my very special Uncle Louie. Although we lived far away, you were ALWAYS there for us & supported us. From casual hello's on the phone, to fun memories in our childhood, to always thinking of us on the most special occassions in our life. You WERE THERE. I always looked forward to hearing your voice and your laugh, and speaking with both you and Aunt Rosemary. You both were truly blessed with your loving marriage and beautiful family, and look to you as an inspiration and role model in life.
This is not "Bonviardi" (as you would say to me as a kid), but until we say hello again one day. Give Nanny & Bopbop my best. I love you.
I will love you for the rest of my life. The 57 years that we had together, we had our ups and downs, but I know how deeply you loved me. It will be hard for me to live without you, but Louis, Michael and Tessa will get me through this.
Until we are together again.
I will miss you at the family gatherings. I enjoyed listening to your golf stories. You were a wonderful father-in-law to Michele and a wonderful grandfather to Ryan and Nicky.
Papa, I love you so very much. I have so many great memories of us that I will never forget, i'm so blessed to have had such an amazing papa. Even though Hallie never met you in person she will always know you as her "California Papa" and how much you will be missed by both of us. We love you and will never forget all the memories. With love forever and always, Andrea and Hallie
May the peace of God be with each of you always. May each memory that comes to you bring a smile to your lips and warmth to your heart.
With love and the peace that passes all understanding,
You will be miss very much but death can really never take you from us,you have your son and grandson thru them you will continue to be with us. Tell my brother hello. You were a wonderful father-in -law to Michele. R.I.P
Dad you taught me so many important lessons in my life. I know you know how much i am like you. You always put your family first no matter what. I love you so very much and I am going to miss you more than you could ever imagine. Your little badenell has grown up to be a very strong woman, wife, mom, daughter, and sister. Your spirit lives on in every person that knew you and loves you. Please know that we know that you are now with your mom and dad and it is our job to look over mom. We will not let you down. I love you, your daughter Tessa
to my dearest brother louie: Although you have moved so far away from the family, you have never left our hearts. The times we have spent together will always be cherished. Sometimes we may not agree on everything, but one thing for sure we always agreed on the love we had for each other. I know you are out of pain and with mom and dad now just save some room for when we will all be together again.
All my love and prayers
Your loving sister norma and loving brother jim
My Most Dearest Ever Loving Louie
My Rock of my Big Brother, Always his Little Sis, and my Buddy. I will always cherish you and the thousands of priceless memories and big brother talks. I will miss you more than anything but I know you are up there with Mom & Dad and being embraced by them. You will always be with me ... Until we meet again My Louie I Love you and Rest now in Eternal Peace
My Loving Arms are around you always
To my Father-In-Law, my Dad. I will greatly miss our conversations and your guidance on life's experiences. Your Wisdom will me missed.
Love and serenity,
Dad, words can not describe how much you have meant to me. I shall always cherish all the times that we have spent together. I could go on and on, but all I want to say to you is I love you and rest well Dad.
Dad, you are now playing that endless game of golf, swing strong and shoot straight.
You were more a second dad to me than a father-in-law. And I was very lucky for that. I love and will miss you very much.
"In the Midst of our sorrow, God comes to us. In darkness, his spirit moves, spreading light like a shower of the stars breaking through a stormy Sky"
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy Vavosa
Grandpa, we will cherish our memories of you forever including our golfing days.
We love you very much.
Ryan and Nicky