I mean no disrespect to anyone who passed on, but some of the bits and pieces of these obituaries demand to be shared. All are from my local paper over the past several years.
J.S. died with her children at her bedside on Sunday following a protracted illness. She was 88 and left nothing undone. She led a rich and full life, made beautiful music, and raised six strong-willed children who turned her hair gray before the youngest had teeth.
F.M. died at the first light of morning.
J.D. graduated into heaven.
R.B., 87, left Friday night for the great snowmobile trails in the next life.
E.S. died in private and with hope.
F.C died in Burlington. His probably cause of death was the choice of freedom over increasing disease, through the moving waters of the Winooski River, under a nearly full moon. He was twenty-nine years old.
M.D. was welcomed into heaven by her late husband, Roger, who has been waiting for her arrival since 1997.
Anyone wishing to leave N. a goodbye message is welcome to call his cell phone as he will be taking it with him. His number is (number given).
G.K., 68, died suddenly while hiking on a trail near his home.One of his proudest achievements was hiking all 48 of the 4,000-foot mountains in NH over four summer, starting at the age of 60.
Sept. 22 marked the first day of fall and the end of the earthly life of D.E.
L.B. died surrounded by his daughters. His son was returning to be there, too, but missed the moment of expiration. His wife was in route from Florida, actually getting airborne at the same instant he died. They took off together, but she was the only one to hit turbulence. He undoubtedly had a much smoother flight.
© Dorothy C. Judd
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