- 94 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 6, 1917
- Date of passing: Jan 3, 2012
|Let the memory of Mary be with us forever|
"Good morning Mom! Hard to believe-5 years has passed. Still think of you every day and realize so much of what I do and say reminds me of you"
"Has it been 5 years, already? The older we get the faster, "Tempus Fugit", to repeat an expression often used by Mary Fetter. Much has happened Since my last installment. Probably the most notable is, Sara, graduated from USF, St. Petersburg, with a BS degree in Biology on December 11, 2016. Sara had professional pictures taken of her in cap & gown on campus. Included among those pictures taken are two special ones she made holding photographs of Her late mom and Grandfather, both of whom were her biggest cheerleaders when she started college. None would be more proud than Tammy and “Grandma Pops”, (Bill Banks) and especially Grandma Fetter on this special event in Sara's life. Needless to say, Mom is missed and loved more as the years go by. Pat, Bill, Jeff and I all stay in touch and talk of her and Dad often. keeping them with us, still."
"Couldn't have said better than Pat in her tribute, this date. All I can add is "Don't worry, Mom!". We'll all be fine..and we are all looking out for each other. Happy Birthday!"
"Hi Mom, I know you'll never admit it, still say you're 49, but Happy 99th Birthday. You raised quite a great family and I hope you're proud of us all. I still talk to you every day.❤️"
"99 years. Just doesn't seem possible. I still remember her chasing me around the house with a yard stick - never caught me (I don't think she intended to). Still miss her every day."
"We'll always keep this beautiful Mother in our thoughts and prayers, Love, Bill"
"Hey, Mom! Love you. Miss you and your warm, self-deprecating sense of humor."
"Four years......it seems like yesterday Mom. Still think of you every day and remember so many wonderful things."
"Happy Birthday Mom; you are still missed every day.
"Happy Birthday Mom"
"Mother's Day 2015. Mom would be 97 years old, this year. Feedback I'm getting on her "progeny" tells me she would would be most proud of her descendants. So, Mom, you don't have to worry, like I always told you. The next generation is carrying on."
"I never knew Mary Fetter but judging by her son, Dave Fetter, she had to be one swell lady!
Rest in peace."
"Mom, It's amazing just how much you are a part of my daily life wondering what you would do or say about so many things. You've left each of us with such a special gift; miss you Mom!"
"Jeff Said it well. Especially that we talk often, just as I do with Dad. The difference is that I don't have to listen his long lectures any longer. Mom just refers me to Dad...when she thinks I need a lecture. Really do miss them both. Great memories!"
"Three years since she's gone - - still hurts. But, we still talk quite often and I know she's helped out quite a few different times. And, we still have a few "Mary Fetter" laughs here and there."
"Remembering Mom on her birthday, still a very special day for those who knew and loved her."
"Happy Mother's Day Mom! It's your day for sure. Miss you a lot. XO"
"Sorry The boys beat me....lost my password and couldn't get in to write. ( now really, you wouldn't expect that of "mois" would you?). More likely that would be Bill!
So just want to say that I think about you all the time and often find myself wondering: "what would Mom do, or say?" Funny how life plays out. Miss you MomXOXO"
Bill said it all. We love you and miss you a lot. But talking about you a lot to each other has kept you close. It's snowing and bitter cold up north and more to come. I am reminded, for some reason, when we were kids, of the Bridge tournament you and some friends were at, out of town. Apparently you played all day, oblivious a blinding snowstorm that had been accumulating all the while, preventing you all from coming home that night. One of us still has the newspaper article clipping and photo of Dad holding up the sign he made reading "Welcome home Brigettes!" for your ultimate arrival. Love ya. See you soon on Bill's Facebook page..."
I hope St. Peter has got your Face Book account straightened out and your caught up on Earth News. You know about the "baby boom" in your family alone. The
number of your great grandchildren is
about to double in April). Everyone is doing well ( with the exception of a few votes for Republicans). Oh,forgot the big news.... Annie got an iPhone. I know, it's amazing. But the old news is "We Love Ya Mom" xxxxooooo"
"I am quite proud to be one of Mary Fetter’s grandsons. I am equally proud to have her descendants in my bloodline. The family she created speaks volumes as a testament to her. Fondly remembering her on her birthday.
Love to all,
"94 wonderful years Mom. Even now you are such an inspiration to each of us. As a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother you have touched all of us. Happy Birthday Mom.
"Happy Birthday, Mom! Think of you often, especially on your birthday. Still listen to those pearls of wisdom you gave at times they were needed most. Only hope I can so wise for my kids, when they need it.
"Happy Mother's Day, Mom... Love, Bill ( And how smart of you to have a daughter to remind us of your day... Thank you, Pat)"
"Happy Mother's Day Mom. You will NEVER be forgotten. Miss you every day and think about you even more, especially on this Day."
"What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was a beautiful women and was always kind to us when we were at Notre Dame. Thank you for shareing this site with me."
"Bill, the circle of life thrives in you and in all whom you touch. You honor your mother just by being you! Much love, Kris"
"Hey Bill, I hope the good memories of your mom get you through the anniversary of her death. She must have been an amazing person. Hope you and your family are well."
"Thinking of you and your family at this time. It seems that many of us are getting to an age when we are loosing our parents. I always remember you talking about your many trips home to see your Mom which I think is a reflection of the type of mother that she was having had a dedicated son like you."
"Courage, class, and beauty. Love you Grandma"
"Bill, her wit, sense of humor and charm obviously survive in you. Warm thoughts to all of you."
"Warm thoughts to Bill and his family during their remembrance of what sounds to have been a wonderful and much-loved woman."
"Bill and family,
Just got the note about the loss of your mom. What a strong and glorious run this woman had! And what a beautiful legacy she is leaving in all of you.
Know that you will celebrate her beautiul life as much as you grieve in the loss of it.
"Thinking of the Fetter Family today on the first anniversary of your Mother's "going home." Though I did not know her well I do remember her welcoming presence, her down to earth nature, and her sense of humor and laughter. Clearly she was a strong and loving woman who is dearly missed by all of you. This site is a wonderful tribute to her."
"To Bill and family: In the early '70s, Marion and I learned to play bridge in adult ed classes taught by your Mom. It was noteworthy that your Mom was able to demystify this intricate card game, but more important was the charm, grace and humor that she brought to the classes. Seeing your Mom was a delight; her legacy lives on in your personality and loving spirit. My deepest sympathy."
"How she put up with a gaggle of mud-tracking, snow-dripping inconsiderates, I'll never know, but not a word of complaint escaped her lips. “Ma Fink”, as we affectionately called her, provided a warm haven to us waiting for the Mekos bus on those cold winter school mornings. She always had an open door, a friendly smile and a twinkle in her eye. Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη - May her memory be eternal"
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Credentialing Team, Community Care"
"One of the most meaningful messages sent after Mom was gone said "Your mother teaches you everything in life except how to lose your mother". Although her past several years were not what she would have wished for, we're so glad she had so many moments of happiness when she would flash that smile and most importantly, that she was comfortable throughout. Love Jeff, Annie and all of us."
"My incredible Role Model, my Friend, my Mother. You were that special angel given to us to show us the way. I pray that you were as proud of us as we are of you. Sleep peacefully Mom."
"Everyone has nice things to say about their grandmother, after her life has passed, but this was truly an extraordinary woman. She was paradoxically worldly, witty, talented, loving, shrewd, intelligent, naïve, innocent, playful, disciplined, strong, and frail. Just a few hours with her would reveal all of these things. Those of us who knew her are truly blessed for the experience."
"Her wit, her charm, her intelligence, her self-deprecating sense of humor, her love of life, her love of all people, her love for us all, made up one of the most pleasant personalities God ever created. I know she's now, tactfully, teaching the angels that "irregardless" (among others) is NOT a word."
"From your grateful and loving children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren,friends,neighbors, pets and over 300 plants. Remembering your love and care as well as your contagious zest for life, lessons on doing the right thing and playing a mean piano (heard in the background, Moonlight Sonata which she often played)."