Let the memory of Sarah be with us forever
  • 60 years old
  • Born on September 21, 1950 .
  • Passed away on July 7, 2011 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Sarah Mottola 60 years old , born on September 21, 1950 and passed away on July 7, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Carmen Todd on 21st September 2018
Happy Birthday. You are missed so very much! I so wish you were here to see your successful children and grandchildren! Mark is doing so well! He has been getting involved in his Union and so many of the "Newbies" look up to him for leadership. He has been asked to run for Union Rep, but he is still studying so he knows more about the union and the rules and regs. Emmy is growing up so fast!! She is still an animal lover! She loves all animals but those big exotic ones BEST!! Her favorite subject is Latin. She really enjoys it as well as English; must get that from you!! Well, I'll say goodbye for now, but always know you are loved and missed.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 21st September 2018
Hey honey, I feel so stupid. I thought yesterday was your birthday and come to find out I was a day early. I've been under so much medication lately that I guess it effected my memory or I'm getting the old man disease, Alzheimers. Anyway, have a great day and please remember although I'm getting senile I will never forget you or the love we have for each other. You are my world and without you I'm a shell. Happy Birthday again honey and please forgive me for being a little early. I love you Sarah and will always love you. Until we are together again. ;)
Posted by Michael Todd on 21st September 2018
Happy Birthday Mom!! A while back, I found an old video recording of me thinking of gift ideas for your birthday!! It was so funny!! If I couldn't afford a gift (because of my age!!), you would always say, "well son, you are my gift". It was those little things you would say or do that meant so much. You are the greatest mom any son could have and today is a very special one!! Don't have too many margaritas today!! Love and miss you very much!! Michael <3
Posted by Tony Mottola on 20th September 2018
Happy Birthday honey. Well here we are, another year has passed and I love you more today than I did yesterday. I will love you more tomorrow than I did today. Sweetheart, I miss you so much. I wish we could celebrate your birthday together. You are my life and soul honey. I miss your smile and those beautiful blue eyes that shine. Honey, I'm so alone without you. Each day that passes I ask God to watch over you until He calls me home. Well honey, Happy Birthday again and have a piece of Angel cake for me. I love you and always will.
Posted by Michael Todd on 7th July 2018
Hey Mom! Today is one of the hardest days of the year for a lot of us. I know you wouldn't want us to be sad but you mean so much to so many people in so many ways. You are a Mom, Grandmother, Sister, wife and friend. You make it look so easy because you have the kindest spirit. I can only hope that I will have a spirit that is as strong and pure as yours. I miss and love you so so very much Mom!! Love, Michael @--;--
Posted by Amanda Todd on 7th July 2018
Mama Sarah, heard your song a few times this week and thought of you. You are so greatly missed. Michael and I wish you were here to experience the adventure with us. But we know you are here in spirit. Love and miss you very much!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 7th July 2018
Well, here we are honey, the seventh anniversary of your passing. I can't imagine how fast time has gone by. I miss you so much. You are in my every thought and dream. It pains me so much to know how short our time was together. We had so much to look forward too. Honey, I love you so very much and always will. I downloaded a beautiful song by Alan Jackson, "I want to walk across Heaven with you". I can't wait for the day when I will be able to walk across heaven with you. I love you Sarah and I miss you so much. I know you're in good hands up there. So keep smiling down on me and I'll keep smiling up until we are together again. I love you.
Posted by Michael Todd on 13th May 2018
Happy Mothers Day Mom!! Words cannot describe how wonderful of a mom you are. You've taught me so much and that will carry on forever. From the moment you gave birth to me, you've been with me through the good times and the hard times. I miss you so much, I miss our talks on the phone and I miss our hugs every time we saw each other. Thank you for being you and most of all, thank you for being my Mom. I've uploaded some pictures Kim found of you and the three of us. I'm sure you'll love them!! Happy Mothers Day Mom!! I love and miss you so very much. Love, Michael
Posted by Tony Mottola on 13th May 2018
Good morning honey. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day. Its been very lonely here at the cabin. I think of you constantly and about our life together. It goes without saying honey, I miss you very much. I was thinking last night that our combined family is growing up fast. Its hard to believe that Christine, Justin and Huck are all 15 and Lucie will turn 10 next month. Time is going by so fast. I love you Sarah and will always love you. You are my whole being and I will forever love and miss you. Take care honey and have a wonderful day. See you in my dreams.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 1st January 2018
Happy New Year honey. Well its the start of another lonely year without you. Honey, I want to thank you for loving me the way you did. Your love meant so me and I still feel your presence with me. I reach a milestone this year, 70, wow the years have gone by fast. I miss you sweetheart and can't wait to see you again. I'll love you forever and no one will ever take your place. Well honey guess I'll go for now. Take care and keep an eye out for me. I love you.
Posted by Michael Todd on 25th December 2017
Merry Christmas Mom!! We miss and love you very much. You always made sure that we had a fun and loving Christmas! I will be sure to pass that same love down to my family. The Christmas memories that you and I have shared, will always be the greatest gift you have given me. I miss you so much Mom. Merry Christmas and I love you!!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 25th December 2017
Good morning honey. Merry Christmas!! I miss you honey and I love you so much. It has been a long, lonely year without you. As each year goes by, they get lonelier and lonelier. Guess you saw all the snow we had at the cabin. Brought to mind the snows we had when we first moved there and had to get the road plowed so I could get you out for school. Sweetheart, I love you very much and I miss our time together. I miss your bright smile and beautiful blue eyes. Please have a wonderful day and keep an eye out for me. Love you!!! ;)
Posted by Michael Todd on 24th November 2017
Hey Mom!! I wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!! The holidays are always tough for Amanda and myself but I know that you would want us to be strong. We miss and love you very much and I hope you are enjoying Thanksgiving as well. Some of my most memorable Thanksgiving holidays was when we all got together at a cabin in Alabama. You gave me memories that I will cherish forever. Thank you Mom and Happy Thanksgiving, Love you!!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 23rd November 2017
Happy Thanksgiving honey. Another year gone by and another holiday without you. I'm so tired honey, I miss you and I miss our time in the cabin. That was suppose to be our place to retire and enjoy life. I'm not enjoying it by myself. But, I thank the Lord for each day that he gives me and I pray that he watches over you. Well honey, its another Thanksgiving that I will have some "Yankee" dressing and think of you each time I take a bite. Take care honey and remember, I love and miss you very much. Until that time honey, keep smiling.
Posted by Michael Todd on 21st September 2017
Happy Birthday Mom!! I don't have a margarita today for this celebration but I do have a corona!! How are things with you? Mandi and I have been super busy between work and house hunting, it seems as though we barely have anytime for anything. This house hunting stuff is for the birds. Mandi and I are trying to look for a house around Mount Pleasant because a lot of the neighborhoods seem pretty safe. After we got broken into in Virginia, we would like to stay in an area were we feel safe but it seems like houses in those areas, are just a little too expensive. We are ready to make that commitment so we can start a family! Don't know which direction to take yet but I'm sure we will figure it out and I know you will be there with us! We all miss you and we love you very much! Happy birthday again Mom, love and miss you so much!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 21st September 2017
Good morning honey. Well today is your birthday. Happy Birthday my love, I miss you so much. Another year has past and I miss you more each day. I wish you were here with me. Honey, I'm so lonely without you. I wish you were here so I could hold you and have you tell me that everything is going to be fine. I'm having a CT of my lungs on Tuesday and I'm really worried about what the results will be. I feel I'm getting worse as time goes by. The only bright spot about it is that I have your love to keep me going and I have your memory embedded in my heart. You will always be with me no matter where I am. I love you Sarah and I always will. Happy Birthday again honey and have a wonderful day. Love you sweetheart. ;)
Posted by Michael Todd on 7th July 2017
Hey Mom!! Mandi and I are planning on going out for you tonight. It has been 6 years now and I miss you more than ever. So much has happened and although, I know that you have been with me spiritually, I wish you were here so we could talk about it together. Mandi and I are starting to look at houses!! YAY!! Life is so short and we are trying to enjoy it every chance we get. We all miss and love you very much. Talk to you soon, love Michael ♡
Posted by Tony Mottola on 7th July 2017
Good morning again my love. Yes, the date today is the date but yesterday was the day. I miss you more today than I did yesterday. I will always love you Sarah and no one will ever take your place. No one could or can make me feel like you did. You were, and still, are my life. I cherish every minute we ever spent together and I think of all the silly stuff we use to do. I love you Sarah and will always think of you and our life together. Until that day my love.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 6th July 2017
Good morning honey. Well, here it is another year gone by. Today is the day that you were taken from me. Even though today is the 6th, its Thursday and that was the day you left me so abruptly. I miss you so much Sarah. Sitting here at the cabin, looking at our wedding picture and remembering the wonderful times we had here and just our life together. I miss your laugh, I miss you smile, I miss thought beautiful blue eyes. Honey, you are my life and I will always love and miss you. I'll see you later in my dreams. I want to hold you one more time and tell you how much I love you. Take care honey and remember you are missed very much.
Posted by Kim Racine on 16th May 2017
Hey...mama!! So of course Mother's Day was Sunday, and of course it was another day that we missed spending with you. We missed you so much, your smile, your hugs, your voice, just you! So much is happening, and dang I need your advice on so much. The kids are great.....Huck is getting ready for high school, just turned 14....he's so handsome/smart. However...It's tough deciding where to send him, because he has a few choices, and between him, and me we cannot seemed to make one. It drives me insane...because I just hate to make the wrong decision?? Lucie is beautiful, smart, active, and is just like Chip. She'll be starting 4th grade, and has really seemed to take off this year with her grades. Chip is good....he's the same. Just wants to be on the water. Life has it's ups, and downs...I'm/we're just trying to get through it the best we can. I dreamed of you the other night....and this dream was uncommon....you were sleeping, but then started faded away?? It woke me up crying, and just missing you something awful!! Please never leave us, and please always continue to watch over all of us!! Happy Mother's Day Mama!! We all love, and adore you forever, and always!! I'm attaching a drawing Lucie drew for me, and of course I need no explanation about the picture, but when she gave it to me she just said "I just wanted to see you smile...mama"!!
Posted by Michael Todd on 14th May 2017
Happy mothers day Mom!! Mandi and I are starting our new positions soon (which I'm sure you already knew!!). This has been a very difficult year for Mandi and I but we couldn't have done it without you. We miss and love you so much. Thank you, for always being here with me Momma. Love, Michael
Posted by Tony Mottola on 14th May 2017
Good morning honey. Happy Mother's Day. I miss you and wish you were here so I could give a big hug and kiss. Today is your day to relax and let me do all the cooking and pampering. I can see your smiling face and bright eyes. I love you honey and will always love you. My surgery went well the other day. Everyone at the hospital was very nice and professional. I wish you were here to help me re-couperate. I could use your tender touch and beautiful smile. Honey, I love you so much and miss you terribly. Well sweetheart, again Happy Mother's Day and have a great day with your Mom. I love you honey and always will. ;-)
Posted by Tony Mottola on 14th February 2017
Happy Valentines Day honey. I miss you honey. This is a day for loving your partner. You're my partner and I love you so very much. Remember our songs; "Keeper of the Stars" by tracy Byrd, "I'll Always Love You" by Taylor Dayne and "My Valentine" by Martina McBride. Hearing these records and listening to the words make me miss you even more baby. I love you so much and wish I could hold you in my arms and give you a big kiss. I'm sending you my love and a big kiss. I'll always love you Sarah and will never stop. Take care sweetheart and again, Happy Valentines Day. ;-)
Posted by Tony Mottola on 1st January 2017
Happy New Year honey. Well here it is another new year and another lonely year without you. I love you honey and miss you so much. As the years go by, I wonder what it would have been like for me and you and all the plans we had. Traveling and just being together at the cabin. Ok honey, have a "Angelic" New Year and tell everyone I said hi. I think of you each day and wish I could hold you one more time to tell you how much I love you. Sweet dreams honey. Love you..:-)
Posted by Michael Todd on 25th December 2016
Hey Mom, Merry Christmas!! This time of the year, throughout the holidays, is always a little tough for all of us without you here. We all miss and love you oh so much. I watched Emmitt Otter Jug Band Christmas for you the other day. I know how much you like that movie!! I think about you every day and I know that you're here with me spiritually. Merry Christmas Mom and I love you.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 25th December 2016
Merry Christmas honey. I'm sitting here listening to our Christmas disk. Brings back so many memories. I miss you honey and I'm very lonely this time of year without you. I'm lonely all year through but especially today. I wish I could be with you and see your smiling face and bright eyes. I love you so much baby it hurts me. Well honey, have a Heavenly Merry Christmas with your family up there and I'll try to be merry down here. I love you sweetheart and always will. Miss you very much. :-)
Posted by Tony Mottola on 24th December 2016
Merry Christmas Eve honey. It sure isn't the same without you. I can remember when we would run our tails off on Christmas Eve visiting everyone and delivering their gifts. By the time Christmas came we needed a rest. I miss you so much honey. I wish I could be with you tonight, just to hold you and tell you how much I love and miss you. Well honey I'm gonna go and have some dinner with TJ and Tamara. Wishing you and merry Christmas Eve and I'll talk to you tomorrow. Love you.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 24th November 2016
Good morning honey. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I still miss you so much. The holidays aren't the same without you. I miss your "yankee dressing", :) Honey, I love you so much and will always have you with me no matter where I am. Have a good day and eat some "heavenly" turkey for me. I love you honey and miss you very much.
Posted by Michael Todd on 21st September 2016
Happy Birthday Mama Sarah!!! Yesterday morning I saw two glorious rainbows shine against the morning sun. Their beauty reminded me of you and your warming heart. Miss you more every day and wish you were here experiencing this journey with us. Could use your words and guidance through some of the many stresses we face. But we know you are here with us...leaving your angel footprints each step of the way. Love you Mama Sarah....one day we will be together again, sipping on tangy margaritas and dancing our hearts out.....Love you!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 21st September 2016
Good morning honey. Happy Birthday. Your 66th b-day. Wow!!!! I miss you so much and wish you were here so I could give you a great big hug and kiss. I dreamt about you last night. Honey, you were and still are the only one in my life. Its been five years since I lost you and no one has ever come close to taking my heart like you did the first night we met. I'm not looking for anyone and will go to my grave loving you. I hope you have a great birthday and have some "Angelfood" cake for me. I love you Sarah and always will. Happy Birthday.....
Posted by Michael Todd on 7th July 2016
Mom, Five years is only a sliver of time compared to the eternal bond both you and I share. Even if you aren't physically here, I feel as though our bond has grown stronger. Thank you for always being here for me and I love you so much!
Posted by Mark Todd on 7th July 2016
Love very much mom, Emmy said she loves you, Carmen sais she lives you also. WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 7th July 2016
Well here we are baby, another year gone by and I can remember it like it was yesterday. Honey you are so missed and loved. I just wish I could hold you in my arms one more time and tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me. The years just seem to fly by anymore. I'm sitting here listening to our music thinking of our time together and how happy we were. I can see your smile and your beautiful eyes and feel your arms around me. I love you Sarah and I always will. Until the day we are together again my love. I love you.
Posted by Michael Todd on 8th May 2016
Hey Mom! Happy Mothers Day!! How's everything been? Things here are going well, Mandi and I are busy with work and just trying to live life day by day. We miss you very much and days like this are tough for me but it helps to know that you are always here with me. I miss and love you very much Mom. Happy Mothers day again, you are the best Mom any son could ask for. Love you!!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 8th May 2016
Happy Mothers Day honey. Another year gone by. Sitting here at the cabin listening to our cd's and thinking of when we were here and all the happiness we had. Sarah honey, I miss you so much it hurts. I can't and I couldn't then, imagine my life without you. I hope you have a great Mothers Day with your Mom. I love you honey and I always will. You are my bright and shinning star. Love you.
Posted by Tony Mottola on 15th February 2016
Good morning honey. Here it is, 2:21 AM and I can't sleep. I'm sitting here with a glass of wine and eating pretzels. Listening to the surf radio and playing Savannah In the Rain by G-riff. Missing you honey and wishing you were sitting here with me. I'm at the corner of walk and don't walk. I love you Sarah with all my heart and soul. Take care honey and I'm always thinking of you. Love you.xoxoxoxo
Posted by Tony Mottola on 14th February 2016
Happy Valentines Day honey. I miss you so much. This morning I was laying in bed remembering how when we couldn't sleep during the night we would get up and have a glass of Baileys and eat some cheezits. I miss that so much. My heart aches for you. I LOVE YOU HONEY AND ALWAYS WILL. Until we are together again. Happy Valentines Day. Love you.xoxoxo
Posted by Michael Todd on 1st January 2016
Happy Christmas and New Year Mom!!! Mandi and I are finally back in SC. I've started the new job and so far, everyone seems real nice! Kim gave me "Twas the Night Before Christmas" book in Cajun!! Reminded us of when you would read it to us every Christmas!! Miss you so much around the holidays Mom. Love you Mom, wish you were here with us. Talk to you soon. Love Always, Michael
Posted by Tony Mottola on 1st January 2016
Happy New Year honey. The start of another year without you. They are going faster and faster. I miss you honey and truly wish you were here so I could give you a big New Years kiss and hug. Ok baby, take care of yourself and keep watching over me, my Guardian Angel. Love and miss you.xoxoxoxo
Posted by Tony Mottola on 28th December 2015
Good morning sweetheart. Happy anniversary!!! Twelve years ago today we said "I Do" and it just seems like yesterday. Honey I miss you so much and I need you. You are my whole world, even though you're not here, you are my every thought and in my dreams every night. We had such a great life and it was taken away from us. I miss you honey and would just love to hold you one more time and tell you how much I love you. But then again, you know how much you mean to me and always will. Take care honey and this is "our day". Happy anniversary again and I Love You!!!xoxoxoxo
Posted by Tony Mottola on 25th December 2015
Merry Christmas honey. Sitting here thinking of you and missing you so much. This time of the year is especially hard without you. I miss you so much. I miss you your smile, your laugh, your arms around me telling me you love me. I miss everything about you and me. I hope you are doing well. I'll leave you with a kiss and a smile. Wishing you again a Merry Christmas. Love you sweetheart.XOXOXO
Posted by Michael Todd on 16th November 2015
Hey Mom!! I just wanted to say that I miss and love you so so much. Mandi and I are about to embark on a new adventure in South Carolina! I know you are here with me in spirit but oh, what I would give to be able to sit down with you, have some coffee and talk about all the good times and the bad times we have experienced. I'm scared Mom, I'm scared and nervous of all the changes we are about to face but I know that you will be there to help guide me and give me the strength to persevere. Lol, I know just what you would say! You would say that I'm so smart, that you are so proud of me, that everything will be okay and that I'm going to do great! Oh god, what I would give just to hear you say these things. I miss you so so much Mom. Please stay close to us and protect us while we embark on this new adventure. Love always,
Posted by Michael Todd on 21st September 2015
Happy Birthday Mom!! Mandi and I miss and love you so much. 65 years is so short compared to the amount of love we have for you. Tell everyone I said hey and we miss and love you. Happy Birthday!!
Posted by Tony Mottola on 21st September 2015
Happy 65th birthday honey. Oh honey, I miss you so much. Today would be a milestone for us. You were taken from me way too soon and I am empty without you. People tell me to move on but baby, I need your tender arms around me and to see your sweet loving smile. I miss you so much. Tell everyone up there to make you a nice "Angel Food" cake and have a piece for me. Again honey, Happy birthday and remember I love you very much and always will. Have a great day. Love you.
Posted by Mark Todd on 7th July 2015
Hey mom it's been a long time. I miss you very much,i miss you asking me if i am alright all the time, i miss talking to you i miss you so much. I LOVE YOU!!!!!
Posted by Amanda Todd on 7th July 2015
Sweet lady.....you are so very missed. As the many tributes display, your soul and heart are something that is needed/missed in this world. But the memories you left bring smiles and joy. Thank you for being with Michael and I as we often feel your sweet presence. As you protected your babes on earth, I believe you are still protecting just as a guardian angel. God Bless you and your love for life. Hope one day we can have that cup of coffee and oh my gosh your awesome chicken and dumplings! Love you!
Posted by Michael Todd on 7th July 2015
Hey Mom! 4 years today, seems like it's only been a blink of an eye. As I'm writing this, the soundtrack to "Dances with Wolves" came on, It's good to know that you are always with me!! Amanda and Memphis are doing well. Today will always be a hard day for me but at least I know that there is a margarita waiting for me in celebration of you! People say that time will heal but no amount of time can make us forget the day that god took you away from us. He must have had a good reason to need you up there with him. Even though you aren't here physically, your love and wisdom will always be here to light our path. Love Always, ♥Michael♥
Posted by Tony Mottola on 7th July 2015
Good morning honey. Well it has been four years today that the Lord took you from me. There's not a day go by that I don't miss you and think about you. I'm just getting back to the cabin today. Wanted to be here today for you. From the sounds of Kim's tribute, seems like everyone was together for the fourth. Shame no one called to see if I was doing anything, could have seen them all. Baby, I am so lonely without you. My days and nights are filled with thoughts of us and how happy we were. I know one day we will be together again and that will be the happiest day of my life. Just like the first night I met you. Well honey, I won't linger on. You know that I genuinely love you and miss you with all my heart. I'll see you in my dreams tonight and will hold you in my arms. Love you sweetheart.
Posted by Carmen Todd on 7th July 2015
Hi Sarah, Emmy pulled her tigers down from her shelf last night and said, "I miss Grandma Sarah." She talks about you and sleeps with her "Sarah Bear" all the time. Mark doesn't say much about you, it still hurts him too much. I know one day he will be able to talk about you with a smile and not a tear, but he isn't there just yet. Everything reminds him of you and things Emmy does makes him think of you and how much he wishes he could share her with you. I guess you know she made the President's Honor Society. All A's since she has been in school. She got your brains!! How I wish you were here to help with her. She is already smarter than both her Dad and I! She wants to be a cardiothorasic surgeon. That way she can save someone's Mom or Grandma when she grows up. We miss you Sarah. I hope you know how much your family loves you and wishes you were here to give us just one of your awesome hugs! I will take care of Mark for you. Love you bunches always and forever.
Posted by Kim Racine on 6th July 2015
Hey mama!! I'm sitting at work really, really trying to keep my head into the day, but I cannot. I've been thinking of life, family, you, and just wishing I could talk like we always did. Michael, and Mandy came down the other night (both of them doing great...just need to move back to SC), and it was an amazing visit. Sara came as well....first time to 230 Walnut Ave in forever (she is doing great), and while it was so wonderful to have that moment it made me very, very sad. It hit me that our family is so far apart, and not close at all how you would've wanted for us. I'll try my best to work on that....we need it. I've got about million questions, and a million things I wish I could talk with you about...life, family, you...and I know I can talk to you, but I SOOOOO miss your answers about life, family, and you!!! We love you mama/grandma Sarah...and I cannot put into words how much we/I miss you. Lucie looks so much like you it's crazy....Huck of course is as handsome as ever...though he think's he's short or too fat?!?! He's in that in between stage...he just prays he gets taller then dad...shhhhh don't laugh!! (: They both are so smart, but of course Huck worries like that trait you know so well, and Lucie is Lucie...sweet, and sour!!! Next few years should be fun...and I'll ask for a lift on that mother's curse now please?!? lol...(: Chip is the same...laid back, and shrimping!! Tomorrow is always an awful day to have to remember....it's not the only day that hits me hard, but it's the day that took you from us, which makes me cold, mad, sad, unhappy, and just pissed. BUT as you know as mother's will do...I'll jump out of bed, take care of my family, and do my job....but will be thinking of the loss that has, and I feel will always leave a little part of me numb!! Keep looking after all of us!!

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