Thank you for being the best grandmother imaginable. As much as I am really sad that you are gone, I am relieved to know that you and Pops can be together again.
You were a really special woman. There was always a certain easiness with which you led our family. I didnt know this when I was little, but I later came to learn that a lot had been asked of you at a really young age. You were tough from helping raise your 10 siblings in an old school New England upbringing. You came to know what was really important in life, and because of that, you provided the perfect example of both how to live and how to love.
Watching you and Pops love each other was a great pleasure. The two of you seemingly lived to love and support each other. It seemed almost like a fantasy -- as though the two of you were always in synch. Now that I have my own family Im sure that it wasnt always as rosy as it may have seemed, but I know that the two of you always kept you priorities straight. I loved my time with you and Pops maybe more than any other times.
You sure as heck knew how to have fun, too. You seemed to be the informal Team Captain of The Dirty Ole Birds Golf Club. You were like the Golden Girls, but cooler and more athletic. I noticed that when you spoke, the other gals tended to listen, and laugh too. It was super fun to watch you have fun with your friends over the years.
Lastly, thank you for loving me so well. You always made me feel comfortable, regardless of whether I deserved it or not. You helped me believe in myself and you showed me exactly what unconditional love is. Im such a better husband and dad because of your love.
So many amazing times. From golf and baseball, to eating at Yokens and the Weathervane, all the way back to when you used to fall asleep reading me books when I was little. Youre the best. Rest in Peace, I love you.
Matt, Natalie, Joseph, and Leo