Friday, October 10, 2008

How Hard Can it Be?

How hard can it be to encapsulate the life of someone you hold dear in 245 words? Impossible.

It isn't too hard to give a quick glimpse into where she lived and what she did.

But to capture the essence of who she was, who she really was, in words, will take a very long time, and a tremendous number of words. It will take a book.

Here is Margret's obituary, slightly abbreviated:

Margret 37 beloved daughter of Ann and John of here, Louis of there, loving sister of Flora, Helen and Rose, devoted auntie to two neices, 5 nephews, also survived by two grandfathers, aunts, uncles, cousins and too many friends to enumerate, died peacefully in the midst of her family Monday at the Hospital in Philadelphia

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, she lived in the Lehigh Valley her whole life.

Through Via of the Lehigh Valley she volunteered at Project Child of Valley Youth House, Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Lehigh Valley Hospital's Outpatient Surgical Department, Musikfest, Kirkland Village, Praxis and 3rd Street Alliance of Easton among others. She attended the day program at Concepts.

A 1992 graduate of Wilson High School, she gave an address at the ceremonies.

Margret often said, "I would do anything to help ...." To honor her generous, helpful spirit, in lieu of flowers, donations to

Services: A Celebration of Margret's Life will be on Friday at 8PM in the X Funeral Home, visitation from 6 to 8 PM in the Funeral Home.

The family requests that you dress in party style to help celebrate Margret's life and spirit.

Contributions: In lieu of Flowers to the Cardiac Center of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Dragonfly said...

My condolences and prayers for your family in this time of loss.

Ann of the Incredible Gift said...

Thank you very much, dragonfly.