I spent lots of time at Stella's home in the 60's as a friend of Patty's. Stella always made us teenagers feel welcome in her home and I often sat and visited with her when I was there. Most other mom's didn't have an interest in doing that. She had an infectious laugh and twinkle in her eye that made you feel right at home. She loved her family unconditionally and they returned that love to her. She has been the matriarch for the family for so many years and although we are happy she has finally joined Don in heaven, her loss will be felt greatly.