- 82 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 1, 1929
- Date of passing: Nov 7, 2012
|Let the memory of Biagia be with us forever|
"Happy Birthday, Mom!
I hope you had a wonderful birthday with your family and friends.
I had to work today, so I was unable to attend mass. I requested a mass intention for you on Sunday, December 4. Rosa and I will attend the mass and then, visit you at the cemetery.
I made a short visit today. I hope to add some Christmas decorations to your plot on Sunday.
Looking forward in spending some time with you and Dad on Sunday.
I can't believe it is 4 years today of your passing. Where has all of that time gone?
Because, Nov. 7 fell on a Monday this year and I still work, Rosa and I went to the 8:00am mass for you at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Englishtown on Sunday.
Rosa was not feeling well, so we did not make it to the cemetery yesterday morning. But, I took a ride to see you later that day..
I, also, visited you today after work.
Yes, I am still working. I do not consider myself "retired" yet.
Peter continues to work, as well, on the farm. He wants to continue with Dad's tradition as long as he is capable. You know, the members of the DiBenedetto family were always work-a-holics.
Wishing Dad and you peace and happiness in your new home with God and other family and friends. Peter and I will meet all of you again sometime in the future.
Your loving daughter and son"
"This tribute is from my cousin in Rome, Paola.
ti sono vicina e prego con te nel ricordo della mai dimenticata ed amata zia Gina. Voglio pensare che sia in cielo insieme a mamma e papa, e me li immagino giovani e belli e sorridenti come nelle vecchie foto.
Un caro e forte abbraccio,
"JoAnn and I remember you well. rest in peace dear friend.We continue
to see your beautiful daughter who will always be our friend"
"Happy Birthday, Mom! I had to go to work today, so, I wasn't able to attend early mass. After work, I visited you in the cemetery. It wasn't a very nice day, it was raining. I sat in the car and sang the Happy Birthday song to you. My singing voice is not as beautiful as yours or Daddy's, but it's the thought that counts.
I've been trying to get in touch with Rosa, but she hasn't returned any of my calls. She visited her other daughter in Florida a couple of weeks ago. Maybe, she is still visiting with her. I hope everything is okay. I will stop by her house tomorrow after work.
I hope, Mom, you had a wonderful birthday with your family and friends. One day, we will be together and celebrate your birthday like old times.
I love you, Mom, very much, and I miss your company. So long, for now."
"A beautiful lady with a warm smile and generous heart. Forever missed ....."
"I always remember your mom sewing clothes for you and or making your curtains... She was always a crafty crafty lady. She was also a great cook. I remember my mom use to like her soups...
May her and my mom cook all their Italian recipes..."
"Gilbert and I will never forget mamá, her food, love, affection and big old smile. We love you mamá."
"Another year goes by...............it is 3 years today, Mom, God called you home to be with Dad, other family and friends.
I know you are happy and at peace. You no longer suffer any pain. Even though, it still hurts me deeply that you are gone. I have learned to accept this fact. It is what God wants. And, I look forward to the day when I come home.
Weather wise, it was a very warm day. Just like it was the week of your departure.
Rosa and I went to the 8:30 am mass at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Afterwards, we participated in the rosary. Then, we visited you at the cemetery. We will repeat this tomorrow. Your special mass is tomorrow at St. Thomas More Church.
Rosa wasn't feeling well, so we did not go out for breakfast. I'm hoping she will be better tomorrow.
Thank you, Mom, for looking after Peter and me. I'm doing my best in keeping a close relationship with my brother. I know that is something you worried about. And, because of you, Mom, I'm keeping my promise.
We love you very much, Mom! And, of course, you too, Dad!"
"Always a sweet lady , very kind and always would do anything for you , glad i got chance to meet her...
"Happy Birthday, Mom! I can't believe this is the second year that you've been gone. Time sure goes too fast. But you're not forgotten. Rosa and I attended early mass at St. Thomas More. Father Mark Crane led the mass today. I enjoy listening to his sermons. Remember Mom, you liked him too. Following mass, we participated in the rosary. Afterwards, we visited you in the cemetery. Dad too, of course. Then, out to brunch at the Turning Point Restaurant. You can always be sure you get an excellent meal there. On our way home, I stopped at my house to give Rosa some leftovers from Thanksgiving. We celebrated on Friday, instead this year. We accommodated Cory, who was coming from Maryland and Bill and Barbara were visiting from Florida. Kitty, Cory's friend from Princeton joined us. Cory's cousins, Pat, Trish and Tom came too. Then, of course, Uncle Vito and Betty were present. Along, with Peter. You should be proud of your son; he made 2 trays of lasagna, cooked a 20lb. turkey and a ham. He did the hard stuff; I made everything look pretty. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the company. I gave everyone a doggie bag to go home with. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for my family and dear friends. And, thank you, Mom and Dad, because of you, Peter and I are very lucky to have each other. And such special people in our lives to celebrate the holidays with."
"Ciao Gina! Resterai sempre nel mio cuore."
This is the second year anniversary of your passing. It seems just like yesterday, Angelina, Peter and I were at your bedside in the hospital saying good-bye. I miss you so much, Mom. I miss the happy times we spent together...............I even miss the sad times, too. You were always there loving and supporting me, even if you didn't see things my way. I look forward to the time we will be together again. And, till that day comes, Mom, please give me the strength to go on with my life.
I spent the morning at mass, and afterwards, participated in saying the rosary. I know that pleases you, Mom. I try to sit where we always sat, third row, right side. That is another thing I miss, Mom, going to mass together every Saturday night at the 7:00pm mass. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I love you, Mom!"
"Happy Birthday, Mom! It was a beautiful day.....just for you, because you are a very special mother. I spent your birthday with your very dear friend, Rosa. We went to 8:00am mass today.......the mass intentions were for you, Mom. Then, we went to Lorenzo's Nursery to buy you a cedar cemetery cross......Rosa bought you one too. We went to visit you at the cemetery.......and Dad too! Afterwards, we went to The Turning Point for breakfast.......you know how much I like to eat breakfast. I enjoyed celebrating your birthday with Rosa........she reminds me so much of you, Mom. We both love you very much and miss celebrating your birthdays with you."
"D ear Gina, I think of you often and miss talking to you.
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