Mr and Mrs Amodei, Joyce, and Sam,
How sad to hear of Bootsie's passing. Mr and Mrs Amodei, you probably don't remember me, but I was friends with Bootsie at K of P. You both were so kind to include me, occasionally, on your trips to your local pool club and to connect me to a tutoring "job" with one of your neighbor's children. I saw Bootsie, often, while we were attending St. Maria Goretti, and then met up with her again at St. Joe's. I then sub'd for Bootsie at Sacred Heart when she had her heart surgery around 1971. I have thought of and spoken of Bootsie so many times since then. She truly was an extraordinary individual, a true light in this world. Please know that I will pray daily for her intercession now that I know she is blessing us from her new home.
Godspeed, Bootsie. You have physically left us, but you will remain, forever, an angel among us.
My prayers and condolences,
Pat Perri Kowalchick