My mother died last night.

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  1. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    She was 91, and she and my dad would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in Feb. In fact she died on the 60th anniversary of the day they met. She has been in the hospital since the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. For a while it looked like she might get home for Christmas, but she had a set back on the 23rd and went downhill from there. She had a nice long life, a very successful marriage, and a wonderful family, most of whom were able to spend some time to say goodby before she passed. Needless to say, my dad is devastated, but he is hanging in. We have persuaded him to sell his house and move into an independent/assisted living facility near us which my wife and I will be looking for next Monday and Tuesday. He doesn't need nursing home care, but he probably needs to quit driving, and he needs to have meals provided as well as someone to make sure he takes his heart meds every morning and evening.
  2. Bill Stone

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    Our condolences, Russ.
    My mother-in-law is in an assisted living place near us, has been for 5 years, and it has worked out very well for her.
    Bill S
  3. jim currie

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    condolences Russ my wifes dad has been living in a assisted living home for8 or 9 years he is 94 and content to be there.
  4. shaygetz

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    My condolences to you and yours, Russ
  5. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    You have my sympathies and condolences, Russ. We will keep your family in our prayers.
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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    My condolences Russ. :(


    My mum passed on at this time of year (6 years ago). Well, 10pm New Year's Eve, actually. She didn't quite get to see the New Year in. Not the best time of year for these things to happen, but, then again, no time of the year really is.
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    So sorry to hear that Russ but it is good that you were with her. One thing is for sure you will miss your mom no matter how old they live to be. God be with you my friend, :cry: Jim
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    Sorry to hear about you loss Russ, our prayers will be with you and your family.
  9. Iron Goat

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    Russ.... I am so sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. You and your family will be in my prayers.

    Bob
  10. Tad

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    My condolences on your loss, Russ.
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    my condolences...
  12. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Sorry to hear of you loss Russ.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
  13. ezdays

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    Let me add my condolences to you and your family Russ. It appears that your mother had a good life, so dwell on the good things. It sounds like your father is in good hands. The best to you all.
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    Sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family. You will be in my prayers for the strength to get through this.
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    So sorry to hear that Russ, my best wishes for your Dad to get thru this.
  16. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    My most sncere sympathies to you and yours.

    Gary
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    Your mom and family will be in our ministry prayers, so sorry for your loss Russ.
    RevAndy
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    My condolences, Russ, to you, your father and your whole familiy.

    Ron
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    Very sorry to hear of your loss Russ. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

    Val
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    Russ,

    Loosing a parent is always hard. My thoughts are with you and yours.