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 Category:  General Non-Fiction
  Posted: December 30, 2020      Views: 15

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Retired property insurance underwriter
Have too many cats. kind and sweet husband
HS in 1964
graduated from college in 1999 with a BS degree. (no it did not take me 30 years to get through college) I went 7 years in night school.

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A Eulogy delivered for My Aunt
"Aunt May Eulogy" by Mary Vigasin

To those who knew her as Mary, she was to her family, our Aunt May.

Dear Aunt May,
We are sorry we not here with you on your final journey.

In your 99 years with fortitude and with a deep faith in God, you withstood hardships, uncertainties, and sorrow with strength and grace.

In 1954 our mother and your only sister Rose died. Admittedly, you were not exceptionally close to Rose, as she was busy with four children, and you were working full time and helping at home with your aging Aunt Margaret.

But when Rose died, we got to know your love and kindness as you drew us close to you for comfort.
You took our brother John shopping for his first suit for our mother's funeral.
It was that year; you began to give Catherine and Mary a lifetime of memories and adventure. Once a month, you would take us on a Sunday drive for ice cream, museum tours, local shops, historic sites, and churches. You took two heartbroken little girls ages 6 and 7 and gave them solace.
You were fiercely independent, active, and strong willed which is why we had you for 99 years.
One year, we thought that we were taking you on a tour of the Longwood Gardens. We were mistaken.
We got you on a scooter and off you went. I bet you could have outdistanced any biker. We spent much of our visit asking anyone if they had seen a 96-year-old race by.

The hardest thing for you was to give up driving because it was giving up your independence. With masking tape keeping your side mirrors in place, and with dents, scratches, and missing fenders, your old car looked like it was in the Demolition Derby. There was not a bush, sign, brick wall or curbstone in your apartment complex that you did not leave a mark of your car paint. We imagined that once your neighbors saw your parked car, they would park at least 100 feet away or in another parking lot altogether.
As her family, we want to especially thank those parishioners for their help and support in taking care of our Aunt May's final journey.

We also want to let you know how much St. Issacs was in Mary's heart, and we thank all the parishioners that make this church a welcoming community that gave Mary a home to celebrate God's love and graces.
We wish Aunt May, we had you for another 99 years; we love you and while we say goodbye, we know that in God's house, it is welcome Mary.

Your loving family,
Nieces: Rose, Mary, Catherine, and your nephew John.

Author Notes
A couple of you were curious as to the eulogy that I wrote for my aunt, so I am publishing it.
She lived in Pennsylvania. After teaching herself to play, she loved and was usually successful at the Blackjack table, and It helped with her her rent for a number of years. Rather than retire, she moved to PA when she was around 60 when her employer relocated. She became the church's librarian for 35 years.
We did not attend the funeral due to Covid, however, the service was being taped live, and we were able to attend remotely.
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