Mary Lou at Son's Wedding
Mary Lou Perotta
  • 65 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 2, 1945
  • Place of birth:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Dec 16, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
Let the memory of Mary Lou be with us forever. She was one of a kind who did it "her way"--which always meant doing what was best for the other person.

This memorial website was created by The FutureWork Institute and her family in memory of Mary Lou Perotta who was born on January 2, 1945 and passed away on December 16, 2010. She was a "rock" to her family,  the "wind beneath our sails" for those who worked with her and a caring confidant to all her friends. We have added tributes from e-mails we received from her many friends and invite you to light a candle with a testimonial, create a story or a chapter of her life and add photos, so that we may all celebrate her life together.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Rosemary Urbano on 2nd January 2016

"Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mary Lou. You were one in a million and I know you're an angel watching over your family and friends. You were one of the kindest women I ever had the honor of knowing and working with. Mary Lou, you left so early, but I know there is always a reason God calls special people earlier than we think he should. Until we meet again, rest in peace in our Lord's loving arms."

This tribute was added by yvette benjamin on 2nd January 2016

"When I think of you, I smile. You were an ear when I needed one and I'll always remember you for that. And, of course, your rooting for the Yankees."

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 2nd January 2016

"Happy Birthday my friend! You are always remembered with love & affection. Besos, Josy"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 2nd January 2016

"Happy Birthday my friend, i think of you all the time and miss our great conversations and MaryLou wisdom of the ages.  You continue to have a profound impact on so many.  May you continue to rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Joanne Perotta on 16th December 2015

"Hey Mom. Another year has passed but it still seems like just yesterday. There has not been a day that has passed that i don't think about you and miss you so much. You always had a unique way about you and no matter how big a mess I was when i called you always knew what to say or do to make it better. You are always in my heart. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Celia Berk on 16th December 2015

"Thinking of MaryLou today -- a sweet and sassy lady!!

Celia Berk"

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 16th December 2015

"You always seem just around the corner.  We call to you often, especially when we are knee deep in "it". Seems like we can't you rest. Miss you, but hold dear so many memories- from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Peace, Lou.

Andrea"

This tribute was added by yvette benjamin on 11th January 2015

"Will always remember my friend and Towers Perrin colleague, Mary Lou. To honor her memory, I will donate annually to the American Cancer Society in her name in the hopes that we can find a cure."

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 3rd January 2015

"You are in our hearts on your special day. Miss you terribly, but love looking at the photos and memories on this site."

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 2nd January 2015

"Lou,

Missing you, but honoring your birthday.

Love,

Andrea"

This tribute was added by Enidio Magel on 2nd January 2015

"So many good memories - keeping you in our hearts.  Thank you for your first 65!"

This tribute was added by joseph perotta on 2nd January 2015

"Happy Birthday Mom.  Words can not express how much I miss you.  But you already know that.  You are always in my thoughts,  A person  as special as you is never forgotten.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 17th December 2014

"Hola my dear friend. You are always in my thoughts. Miss you. Josy"

This tribute was added by Brooke Mayes on 16th December 2014

"Hi Mary Lou

Come baaaaaaack!   I miss you and so does everyone else
Always
Brooke"

This tribute was added by Celia Berk on 16th December 2014

"Thinking of a cherished friend on a very sad day."

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 16th December 2014

"Lou,

We still feel you beside us.  We are constantly saying, "Mary Lou would have done so and so.  Or we know Lou had a hand in helping us."  Sending big love,

Andrea"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 3rd January 2014

"Mary Lou, Happy Birthday! Every time I come to this site, the memories overcome me. There is not a day that goes by that I do not try to call you and talk about how things went that day. But, I know you are watching, smiling and laughing, as you did every day you were here with us. We all miss you and think of you always."

This tribute was added by joseph perotta on 2nd January 2014

"Just wanted to take a moment and wish you a Happy Birthday and let you know that you are so missed and loved.  Keep watching over us like only you can.  Thinking of you always"

This tribute was added by Brooke Mayes on 2nd January 2014

"Mary Lou

Not for nothin...... but I miss you SOOOOOOOO much...I'm not sure if you know that or not, but I am thinking you do! Come BAAAAAACK!
I love you Mary Lou"

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 2nd January 2014

"Thinking of you today! Feliz Cumpleanos!"

This tribute was added by yvette benjamin on 17th December 2013

"Mary Lou, I can still hear your voice. I can still see your face. I can still see your smile. I will never forget your kindness and compassion. Thank you for always listening!"

This tribute was added by eze nwachukwu on 17th December 2013

"I miss you MaryLou. I appreciate everything you did for me. Always helping me keep things in perspective."

This tribute was added by margaret perotta on 16th December 2013

"Dear mom, not a day goes by that we do not miss you.  Your love kept us all.strong.  Tommy still asks about you and love's to see picture's of the two of you when he was little.  John misses you so much as do I and we know you are always by our side.  We love you mom."

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 16th December 2013

"Thinking of you today & imagining you & Joe G together in heaven. Miss you lots!"

This tribute was added by Valerie Hegarty on 16th December 2013

"I miss you Mary Lou.  Sitting at your desk and thinking of you with much love."

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 16th December 2013

"Hi Lou,

Missing you on this cold morning. Love you and your family!

AndreLou"

This tribute was added by Celia Berk on 16th December 2013

"I can still hear Mary Lou's distinctive voice -- and distinctive humor -- loud and clear in my head.  She was one of a kind, and I treasured our friendship."

This tribute was added by Enidio Magel on 16th December 2013

"Hello Dah'ling!  Miss ya.."

This tribute was added by Ian Dodds on 16th December 2013

"Mary-Lou always made me feel a valued member of the FWI even though I was the other side of the Atlantic. I was very fond of her."

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2012

"Mary Lou, I can't believe it has really been two years since we lost you. You are in my thoughts, conversations, memories every day--and it does not get easier to be at peace with our loss. The only thing that sustains me is that my sister, Joan, joined you at this time a year ago, and I know the two of you are laughing together at my adventures and "travel karma." Rest in peace, Mary Lou."

This tribute was added by Brooke Mayes on 17th December 2012

"I was so glad to have received this "remember MaryLou" email today. MaryLou, I don't think I ever could forget you. I miss you SO much it's freaky. I know a lot of people do. I hope you're livin large in Heaven.
God Bless the family.  Merry Christmas"

This tribute was added by Celia Berk on 17th December 2012

"Once met, never forgotten!   A distinctive voice, a wonderful smile and a lovely person.

Celia Berk, Young & Rubicam Group"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 16th December 2012

"Always remembered.  Think of you often. Sending light up"

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 16th December 2012

"Think of you often my friend! I miss you! Tu Amiga"

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 16th December 2012

"Thinking of you with dear, dear memories!"

This tribute was added by Courtney Perotta on 12th February 2012

"I loved my grandma very much.Besides great grandma she was also the other normal person I miss her so much I wish she was her right now with us .But it's better grandma,great grandma,and great grandpa are all together . I miss all of them and since they are not here with us I hope god is taking good care of them up in heaven. I hope they are happy too even though they can't be with us.Love"

This tribute was added by Shawn Coker on 3rd January 2012

"Even though it is dusk, around the world your light shines bright,
Without regret or hesitation, you proudly rejoice adorned in clouds of white.  I sing to you a new song:  'You are the blessed one who finished the race proudly, and you were welcomed home safely.."
Shawn Coker, your friend"

This tribute was added by eze nwachukwu on 2nd January 2012

"I miss you Mary Lou. Happy Birth Day. I watched Law and Order today, and thought about how you were there with some guidance during some of the big moments in my life. Thank you Mary Lou."

This tribute was added by joseph perotta on 2nd January 2012

"Happy Birthday Mom.  This day will be remembered as the day the world was blessed with an extraordinary woman. A woman who meant so much to so many, a woman who gave so much to so many without asking for anything in return and a woman who left such a mark that she will never be forgotten.  Love you"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 2nd January 2012

"Thinking of MaryLou on her birthday.  today would have been her 67th birthday.  Missing her still every day and our great chats.  Rest in peace my dear friend.  rest in peace"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Urbano on 2nd January 2012

"Happy Birthday in Heaven, Mary Lou. You were such a wonderful co-worker and friend, and I think of you very often. You had standards and principles that not many people have. I think that's just a couple of reasons you were so respected and loved. I'm sure there are a thousand other reasons. Rest in Peace in God's loving arms. You are missed."

This tribute was added by Donna Pedro on 19th December 2011

"Mary Lou, you are so missed. I miss our endless "talks"....I can't believe it's been a year since you left us.....I know you continue to watch over all of us..."

With love,

Donna"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2011

"I can't believe it is a year since we lost you, You are still with us in the many times we say,"what would Mary Lou have said?" or "what would Mary Lou have done?"--and we laugh. After 30 years working together, my life will never be the same without your voice and smile that greeted me every day--and sometimes late into the night, when something had to be done! Be at peace."

This tribute was added by William Prensky on 16th December 2011

"There isn't a day that goes by that we don't remember you, Mary Lou.  You are still here with us, moment by moment, in every aspect of the time we share.  There was no one like  you and never will be - and I remember always your smile, your humor, and your warmth.  We miss you very much, and that will never change."

This tribute was added by Steve DeValk on 16th December 2011

"Oh my Lou, there are so many times I wished for you to be here this year.  I miss you and think of you often.  You've become one of my angels.  

One of your pumpkins:)

Steve"

This tribute was added by joseph perotta on 16th December 2011

"A day doesn't go by that I do not think about you.  You were an extraordinary person who will never be forgotten.  I read everyones comments and realize how truly blessed I was to have you as a mom.  You will never be forgotten and will be in my heart forever. I miss you and love you.  You keep looking over us as I know you are."

This tribute was added by Kathy Callahan on 16th December 2011

"Mary Lou, I think of you often and can still hear that beautiful voice. Be at peace my friend and know that we will never forget you.  I am blessed to have known you."

This tribute was added by Josy Gallagher on 16th December 2011

"Buenos Dias mi amiga,
I miss you so! I think of you often. I looked forward to listening to your wise and kind words whenever I called the office, I miss you! You are forever in my heart!
Besos"

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 16th December 2011

"Good Morning, Mary Lou..  Over this past your we have said your name more than you would believe. "Oh, I miss Mary Lou".  "What would Mary Lou say about this or that." "Not for nothing, Andrea, but...."   Your strong voice guides us still. I love and miss you, Mary Lou!"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 16th December 2011

"Thinking of Mary Lou and missing her everyday."

This tribute was added by Joseph Conway on 20th October 2011

"It is pretty hard to capture in just a few words all that Mary Lou was to the many people who knew her. I remember her fondly as a genuine person, direct, but beneath that tough New Yorker was a warm and caring person who lit up and delighted everyone. We've lost a real treasure."

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 11th June 2011

"Missing you!"

This tribute was added by Kathy Callahan on 16th March 2011

"As I get ready to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade tomorrow, my thoughts return to TP and Mary Lou. I so miss our talks and especially miss that smile.  I'll think of you as I walk the "green line". Be at peace my friend."

This tribute was added by joseph perotta on 16th March 2011

"It has been 3 months and each day that goes by I think about how special you are and how missed you are.  You will always be a daughter, wife, grandmother,co worker, confidant friend and most importantly mother to all that loved you.  You rest."

This tribute was added by Shawn Coker on 16th February 2011

"Although I've only know Mary Lou for a few years, it feels like we have always known each other.  Mary Lou had an elegant charm that made everyone in her presence feel special and welcome.  Thank you, Mary Lou for adopting me into the FWI family.  You are one of God's greatest gifts to the world and eternity.  -- Shawn Coker"

This tribute was added by h charles on 22nd January 2011

"Mary Lou,

You were a stabilizing force for all who knew you. I am such a diff person because of what I witnessed and experienced while working with you. You always, always, went above and beyond - no matter how mad or irritated you were with the person. You were cut from a different cloth... I never said it but, I considered you a mentor.  I am honored and blessed to have known you.

Hadiyah"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Urbano on 10th January 2011

"I had the honor and privilege of working with Mary Lou at Towers Perrin. We were all friends and family there. She was an exceptional lady who gave all of herself and even more. To know her was to love her and her smiling face. I know she went straight up to Heaven and is now an angel looking down on her loved ones. She'll be missed by so many who knew and loved her.

Rosemary Urbano"

This tribute was added by yvette benjamin on 3rd January 2011

"No one gave so much and asked so little! I feel truly blessed to have known Mary Lou. I hope those who met her pass on her generosity to others. My prayers to her family and friends. Vaya con Dios Mary Lou!"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 2nd January 2011

"Mary Lou, on your birthday, we want you to know that you have had more than 500 visits to this site. You meant so much to so many people,and are missed terribly by all of us. The days are not the same without you, but we are glad you are at peace and free of suffering.
Margaret"

This tribute was added by Andrea Cisco on 2nd January 2011

"January 2, 2011,your birthday Mary Lou.  This date will remain etched in my memory as the day a great lady was born.  And I will say to myself, "How lucky I was to know her and be in her circle of light and love".  

Andrea ...."

This tribute was added by Donna Pedro on 2nd January 2011

"Mary Lou...on this your birthday, I am thinking about all of the wonderful conversations we had...when I was at Sony Music and the Institute... I am eternally grateful for your presence in my life....you took such good care of all of us....clients, consultants and more...there was always love and laughter when you were around...rarely frazzled....You are missed by many..Rest now sweet angel.... D"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 2nd January 2011

"Today, I light a candle in your memory--of what would have been your 66th Birthday.  I will think of you with love and courage today.  Happy Birthday and thanks for looking down on us and keeping us safe.  You are so missed Mary Lou!!
Nancy Di Dia"

This tribute was added by Janis Winder on 30th December 2010

"Mary Lou sat outside my office for years and though she had her hands full taking care of Margaret and her clients, she nonetheless kept on eye on me.  We loved each other and supported each other and got a lot of work done!  I smile now thankful for the many years we had.   Mary Lou will be missed but until we join her, she'll be right here in our hearts.  XXOO Janis"

This tribute was added by Ian Dodds on 23rd December 2010

"Mary Lou will always be remembered by me for her warmth and kindness and care and attention and the interest she took in my world. I only wish I had thought of saying this to her when I could.
Ian Dodds, London"

This tribute was added by eze nwachukwu on 21st December 2010

"Mary Lou was so big to so many people. She was an important part of my life. Mary Lou, I will never forget you. Thank you for all your insight and wisdom. Thank you for always being there for everyone one. Thank you Mary Lou."

This tribute was added by Brooke Mayes on 21st December 2010

"MaryLou
I love and miss you so much. I can't stop thinking about you. I will never forget you. Thank you for being in my life. God Bless the Perotta Family"

This tribute was added by Nancy Di Dia on 21st December 2010

"Mary Lou, your legacy of love, strength and courage will live on in each of those whose lives you've graced. I am so honored and privileged to have been one of those many you selected to love and grace.  Thank you for your courage, support and love.  Today, the earth is crying and heaven is smiling.  We love you immensely!  
Nancy Di Dia"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"It broke my heart on Saturday to see Mary Lou lying there.  I remembered what a strong and kind person she was.  All the flowers and pictures showed that she lived a great life and all who knew her cared and loved her.  She's in God's hands now and I'm sure He's taking good care of her as she walks in the "Pearly White City" being greeted and and welcomed by family and friends.
Emily Jones"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"Mary Lou was always the person I turned to at Towers when the going got tough. She was a great reality check about what was important. She listened and never judged. You walked away knowing that you had been in the presence of someone who truly cared deeply. Oh what a joy to have known her!
 
Yvette Benjamin"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"The sun is shining today. Mary Lou would not have it any other way to say a last good bye to friends and colleagues.

Mary Lou's passing  reminds us all to live with abundance each and everyday.

The sun will set and the sun will rise. Remembering a friend lasts.
Sylvester Mendoza, Northrop Grumman"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"I am glad that Mary Lou is not suffering and is in a better place.
I will be there today in spirit and heart as you all attend the services.
With a huge lump in my throat and damp eyes, I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

With love,
Karen Vari"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"I am so deeply saddened by this news. I wished God would have kept her around a little longer to continue offering her loving, caring customer service at The FWI. I will surely miss that voice. How will I know where Margaret is now?

To all of Mary Lou's  friends and FWI family, I hope you'll spread some love and compassion for others this season in her honor. Caswall Price,Richmond Fed Reserve"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"I am so sorry to hear about Mary Lou's passing and even more saddened that I will not be able to make her funeral services.  This is the time that Mary Lou would be getting ready for the holidays.  I can remember our many conversations, re: house painting, holiday menu etc.  
I would like to extend our condolences to Joe and family, and the Future Work Institute family. Linda McIntosh"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 20th December 2010

"I don't have the words to articulate how I am feeling. I can say that the FutureWork family as well as the Perotta family have been in my prayers daily since I received the news. I know that the brilliant light and warmth that was Mary Lou Perotta will continue to shine in the people she has touched on her journey, people like me.
 
My deepest condolences,
 
Darryl Ordell"

This tribute was added by Celia Berk on 19th December 2010

"In a recent email, she wrote that she faced each day as it came and was prepared for what that day – and her remaining days -- would bring.  What a spirit.  What a heart.  What a voice – deadpan and full of humor.  I am so grateful to have known her these many years.

Celia Berk, Chief Talent Officer, Young & Rubicam Brands"

This tribute was added by Fallon Martin on 19th December 2010

"I didn't get to meet Mary Lou in person but every time we spoke on the phone she put a smile on my face. She helped guide me and welcome me to the FWI family and I only wish I had gotten the chance to get to know her and love her as much as I see so many people did. I'm sure she will be missed but I know that she will definitely live on through everyone whose lives she touched."

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"All we can do when suffering the loss of loved ones is to be grateful for the gift of their life . Love maintains the bond of unity and thus keeps alive that fire of relationship. Be well as best you can and let her passing slow your hearts to make her memories all the more lasting.
Father John Giuliani"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"It is a very sad day, but we have to be thankful she is in Heaven and no longer in pain. I loved her and will miss her tremendously.  I believe your Holiday Party is Sunday and although there will be much sadness, you can celebrate the season and Mary Lou's life.  With everything I have read and know of MaryLou, she was one in a billion and I am glad she was in my life.
Brooke Mayes"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"Brooke and I love Mary Lou so much from afar and both of us wish we could come up there to say our goodbyes. I know how difficult this must be for all of you who are so close to Mary Lou. She is one special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Lou and all of you at this time.
Linda Freels"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"Mary Lou is certainly in our prayers. SHE WAS ALWAYS SMILING AND CHEERFUL NO MATTER WHAT.WHAT A GREAT LADY.....
Maria and Harry Schmitz"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"This is truly a shock, as I did not know that Mary Lou was this sick until last week.  Thank you for letting us know, so that we can reconnect with her spirit in these final days. I can only imagine what a tragedy this is for FWI, as well as Joe and her family.  She was such a rock to all of us.
Susan Mannlein"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"Mary Lou was such a presence of joy, acceptance, understanding and love - and she has been SO good to everyone. In my current belief system, I do believe that she will always be with all of us . . . and therefore I can only ask that she be free of pain and able to soar into the next phase of her life. Please voice my love and admiration of her to all.
Regina  Allen"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I had no idea--what a shock. I am sending Mary Lou all my love and a heart full of care from Nicaragua where I am now.  I cannot imagine how difficult this has been for for all.  Please send my love to each one.  
Peggy Healy"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I'm so sad & so appreciate Mary Lou. She's very much the reason that I got involved with TP. Because of her initiative, she took my faxed resume & showed it to Margaret & Andrea. She has such an awesome way of making the affiliates feel included & valued. I am so appreciative that she touched my life. 
Joe Steele"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"Mary Lou was very, very special and I just loved working with her at Towers Perrin. She was a great co-worker and had a fantastic sense of humor; we used to laugh all the time about so many things. She was genuine, honest and true and a pleasure to work with. I'm so very sad to hear this news and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
Fran Gennuso"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are also with the FWI team. It has been an extraordinarily close relationship that went far beyond working together. She is an amazing person and friend.
Jill Abbott"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I have such wonderful memories of my time with Mary Lou. I so appreciate the time we had together. Mary Lou and her family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. 
Kathy Callahan"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"Just came from St Pats -- I haven't been in my own synagogue in years, but figured I'd make an exception for Mary Lou and go right to the top ... headed right to the Mary shrine behind the altar!  :-) 
Don Greenhouse"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"So sorry to hear about Mary Lou. She's a sweet lady who always made me laugh when I was at my most insane. I'll stop by St Pats and light a candle for her on my way to work this morning.
Don Greenhouse"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I am so very saddened to learn about Mary Lou.  She has been the glue, an absolutely reliable fixture for FWI and to her family.She and her family are in my constant thoughts and prayers. 
Alice Rago"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"As you can imagine, the internet is full of the news of Mary Lou.  What a wonderful character she has been to all of us. As much as I feel the pain of her near passing, I know that too often, we forget that those who stay behind have some of the sharpest pain to absorb and need to take care of themselves during these difficult days.
David Rhodes"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I was so profoundly sad to learn of Mary Lou's illness.  I can't imagine calling the  office and not hearing her voice.  I will make a special prayer for her in Temple on Saturday. <br /><br />
Steve Bookbinder"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I was so sad to hear about Mary Lou. She is one of those very special people who rarely get the accolades, but who make everyone around them more successful. Both Mary Lou, you  and her family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

John Lynch (CEO of Towers Perrin)"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 19th December 2010

"I always thought there were two voices at FWI – Margaret as the visionary and leader, and Mary Lou's distinct voice as the one you wanted to hear if you needed to reach anyone, get anything, or learn anything. Her voice was always reassuring to me, so I know it must have been to others.                            
Alan Richter"

This tribute was added by Steve DeValk on 18th December 2010

"Thank you, Mary Lou for teaching me the meaning of elegance.  I miss your voice, and I miss seeing you....both always let us me know that all was going to be okay.  Your elegance shines bright in everyone  you have touched.

With Love, Gratitude and Lessons Learned,

Steve"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I, like others, always enjoyed Mary Lou and found her a joy to deal with.   I know how special she is to you and you to her.   My prayers go to you, the FWI team and her family.  

Hayward Bell, CDO, Raytheon"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"This is sad news. Even though It was clear that Mary Lou's condition was serious and likely terminal, it is still difficult to accept that she has left us. It goes without saying that I was more than fond of Mary Lou. She is and will always remain in my heart as a loyal and indestructible friend. Her spirit will always be an inspiration.
John Kirksey, President, National Multicultural Institute"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I'm so saddened by this news.  Mary Lou has always been a wonderful part of working with FWI and I know she will be missed terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her and to her family, to you and your team and everyone who has been touched by her. 
Lois Rubin, former Diversity Director, Unilever"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"Mary Lou was extraordinary in every way. I loved working with her, and am extremely saddened by the news, and will miss her dearly. I remember that she always took care of everyone else - her husband, her children, grandchildren, etc. I will be praying for peace for her and all of you as we grieve at the tremendous loss.
Karen Vari, CDO, Flour"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I was so sad to hear about Mary Lou.  She wasn't just someone who worked for FWI, she has been a pal to so many of us.  I will pray for her and her family.

Mona Lau, UBS"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"We all meet some wonderful people in our lives--over the years working with FWI, I remember the graciousness of Mary Lou. If one ever needed anything, Mary Lou would extend herself. She is in my prayers.
Ron Harrison. Former CDO. PepsiCo"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I am so devastated by this sad news. I can only imagine how tough this is for all of you. Stay strong. Please pass on my condolences to The FWI family. Mary Lou and I certainly bonded beyond the business requests. God be with her always.
Caswall Price, Diversity,Inclusion and Recruitment Leader, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I remain in sadness and while I am far, I have close thoughts and fond memories of Mary Lou. I am so sorry for all. I feel like Mary Lou is a family member.
Nancy J. Di Dia, Executive Director, Boehringer-Ingelheim"

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I continue to hold Mary Lou in my heart and prayers.  My life has been enriched by knowing this amazing woman.
Donna E. Pedro
Senior Partner, Chief Diversity Officer, Ogilvy & Mather North America "

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"Mary Lou was with me for 30 years as my assistant at the NY Chamber of Commerce & Towers Perrin and as our Office Manager at The FutureWork Institute. She worked for us until the day she was taken to the hospital. She was the wind beneath my sail as we traveled from place to place. Her spirit, wry humor  (she had a pet name and look for everyone) and sense of dedication will light my path forever."

This tribute was added by Margaret Regan on 17th December 2010

"I wish I could have been there, to be part of her last journey. She remains a big part of my life and will never be forgotten. I think about her and FWI often. Please send my prayers to Joe and their family.I'm going to miss her and her special way of "talking" to me (us all). She was one of a kind.
 
Todd Corley, Senior VP, Diversity,  Abercrombie & Fitch "


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