Don't think of me as gone away,
My journey's just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is but one.
And think of me as living,
In the hearts of those I touched.
For nothing loved is ever lost,
And I know I was loved so much!
  • 47 years old
  • Born on February 26, 1966 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.
  • Passed away on April 27, 2013 in Arlington, Texas, United States.

This memorial website was created in the loving memory of my partner and best friend, Trish Bliss (aka "Snuggly P. Wuggly"). I miss you horribly and I will love you forever....

Posted by Sonny Vecera on 27th April 2018
It's been five years since you left me. The pain is the same today as was five years ago. I miss you and I'll always love you.
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 26th February 2018
Feb. 26, 2018 We have been gazing at your picture for awhile and the picture we have of you in our hearts is always the same.I hope Jesus is letting your life in heaven be with all the animals, and the children, so that all that tremendous love you had in your soul and heart can be let loose and fill you with happiness and those you love.You are the most wonderful memory I have of rocking you in my arms in your nursery in 1966 You were the most precious gift that came from your Dad's and my marriage of 53 yrs. Pray for us Bear and we will for you. With all our Love, Mama @Dad
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 26th February 2018
You would have been 52 today. happy heavenly birthday. My heart has been broken yet again. My son-in-law Derek Chambers was killed in a car crash last night caused by a probable drunk driver. Please welcome him home and pray for Julie and the kids.
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 27th April 2017
To our daughter whose memories still leave our hearts and souls torn apart. No, it never gets better or hurts less, the agony of your loss is fueled by the everyday living we see of other people and their families sharing with one another, day to day living,growth, loving. But we have that no more. Our only child is gone.We have no family to help us bear thru the life we still have to live.But I know that Jesus thought you had all you could take and we know this was his will.I know he came and got you Baby and I know you were happy because you loved him so.I try to think of things that you are able to do now, and I know that there are so many children and animals who would need to be loved. So I pray that Jesus has put you where you can unleash that tremendous capacity of love that you carried with you for all you're life.We are so proud of that and your compassion for people, you're giving to the needy on the streets, you're ability to pick up any wild animal and they were content in your arms, all the abandoned babies taken care of. Remember, St. Francis, Trish, he's the patron saint of animals and I'm sure he could use the help. I talked to Sonny today Honey, It felt so good for both of us to be able to discuss you.I'd forgotten how much he meant to us, he misses you so, honey.Be with him and us whenever you can. He's going to bring your rocker next time he visits. I'll be able to sit in it and remember one of my fondest memories that Dad and I remember, is rocking you in your nursery by the window. Remember we always told you that was one of our fondest memories and you loved hearing us talk about that. Well I'm sure Jesus will keep you safe and warm in his love, and if you were here we would keep you safe, warm, well, and LOVED. Put your arms around Dad and I and Sonny too Bear. We couldn't LOVE you more Honey. Till we are all together again Sweetheart...
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 27th April 2017
To our daughter whose memories still leave our hearts and souls torn apart. No, it never gets better or hurts less, the agony of your loss is fueled by the everyday living we see of other people and their families sharing with one another, day to day living,growth, loving. But we have that no more. Our only child is gone.We have no family to help us bear thru the life we still have to live.But I know that Jesus thought you had all you could take and we know this was his will.I know he came and got you Baby and I know you were happy because you loved him so.I try to think of things that you are able to do now, and I know that there are so many children and animals who would need to be loved. So I pray that Jesus has put you where you can unleash that tremendous capacity of love that you carried with you for all you're life.We are so proud of that and your compassion for people, you're giving to the needy on the streets, you're ability to pick up any wild animal and they were content in your arms, all the abandoned babies taken care of. Remember, St. Francis, Trish, he's the patron saint of animals and I'm sure he could use the help. I talked to Sonny today Honey, It felt so good for both of us to be able to discuss you.I'd forgotten how much he meant to us, he misses you so, honey.Be with him and us whenever you can. He's going to bring your rocker next time he visits. I'll be able to sit in it and remember one of my fondest memories that Dad and I remember, is rocking you in your nursery by the window. Remember we always told you that was one of our fondest memories and you loved hearing us talk about that. Well I'm sure Jesus will keep you safe and warm in his love, and if you were here we would keep you safe, warm, well, and LOVED. Put your arms around Dad and I and Sonny too Bear. We couldn't LOVE you more Honey. Till we are all together again Sweetheart...
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 27th April 2017
1,460 days have passed since you left us. Not one of those days has gone by without me thinking of you and remembering the love we shared. I still miss you as much as I did yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. All my love always....
Posted by Staci Paust on 26th February 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday, Trish!! <3
Posted by Lisa Seger on 26th February 2017
Thinking of you today, Trish, and hoping you are having an amazing heavenly birthday.
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 26th February 2017
Happy Birthday Snuggly! Today, you would have been 51 years young. I still miss you terribly! I know though you'll be enjoying this day in heaven - as I'm sure you do every day - playing with Lily, Faithy, Lexie, Sanders, Murphy, Kat and all the animals you loved so much!. As always, I send you all my love!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 26th April 2016
My painful memories, the same day every year it's the day that I have now come to fear I know that I will start to cry anniversary of the day you died The third one that's not a celebration I know anniversary's are meant to be happy But just this once, just this time, Memories I can't forget, that make me cry I still miss you terribly Snuggly and I'll love you forever!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 26th February 2016
Today is your 50th birthday I celebrate it even though You are no longer here with me To enjoy the things we used to do You fought so hard And bore so much But in the short life you lived So many people’s lives you touched It’s not always easy And sometimes I struggle really hard Wishing you were here with me just To play with Annabelle out in the yard But the years we spent together I treasure and I am thankful for Even though I would have loved To have enjoyed many years more Forty seven years, spent and gone A life that briefly touched my own A smile on her Savior’s face A soul that’s finally home And when you look down with smiles From God’s heaven up above I hope you know in your heart You were truly and deeply loved You are still so loved And missed every day My dearest sweet Snuggly I wish you a blessed 50th birthday
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 27th April 2015
Another year of tears, broken hearts, homesickness for you, missing you, Loving more than ever, these are the pains of parents who have lost their most loving , beautiful, daughter. I always remember in my mind Trish of that day when you where less than 1 yr. old, I was rocking you in your nursery, holding you while you were asleep with your thumb in your mouth smiling, and I thought to myself memorize everything about how she looks right now because the day may come someday when you have to look back at that memory. I never thought that day would come. Your Mama loves you baby and I'll love you more as long as I live and I look forward to the day I can put my arms around you again. If you need me just call Honey, I'll hear you. Your Dad and I have a hard time discussing it, but Trishy I know he's spent many hours in the garage shedding tears only he can let out in private..He never learned to show his emotions but that's alright, his memories are private and only to be shared with you. but he loves you to the bottom of his soul honey. Love, Hugs, Kisses, and Prayers our Darling Angel. Mom and Dad
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 27th April 2015
Two years ago today - you peacefully passed away, My best friend forever - you will always stay. I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too, I think of you in silence, I often speak your name All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. .....I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SNUGGLY!!!"
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 26th February 2015
Happy Birthday Snuggly! I love you and miss you. ... They say time heals all wounds - It's not getting any easier being without you. I just miss you more with each passing day....
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 25th February 2015
.... I Love You ... And ... That's all I know... I miss you so very much Snuggly!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 24th February 2015
This day used to be such a happy day Until you were chosen to go away We talked, we laughed, and did nice things What a difference 2 years brings I still talk to you, but you don’t answer me Although in my mind, I know what your words would be Your birthday gift that we always shopped for Now has to be flowers, so I pick the ones you always adored Snuggly, I miss you everyday But I am sure you understand, it’s harder on your day So Happy Birthday! I am thinking of birthdays gone by When we spent them together you and I Happy Birthday Snuggly! I Love You!! I miss you more today than I did when you left me.
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 27th April 2014
Last Words Received From Our Daughter Thinking of You Mom It can happen any moment,,and it can happen anywhere we don't know it, but somebody is remembering us in prayer. A little note to let you know I'm thinking of you and I'm always by your side wherever I am. I hope you're feeling better and I Love You, Your Bear PS.-"HIGH SIGN" to you I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine, Christ said, For you to love the while she lives, and mourn for when she's dead. it may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three, But will you till I call her back ,take care of her for me? She'll bring her charms to gladden you, and shall her stay be brief, You'll have her lovely memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise she will stay, Since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught down, there I want this child to learn. I looked the wide world over in my search for a teacher true, And from the throngs that crowd life's lane, I have selected you. I know you will give her all your love, nor think the labor vain, Nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again. I fancied that I heard you say; DEAR LORD THY will be done, For all the joy Thy child shall bring, The risk of grief we'll run, We'll shelter her with tenderness, we'll love her while we may. And for all the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay. But shall the angels call for her, much sooner than we planned. We'll brave the grief that comes and try to understand. Thinking of You Trish - Mom, I Love You Baby You're Dad's Heart Loves You and Misses You Terribly Your Jimmy is where he is being taken care of, look over him, Honey, and Pray For All of Us
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 27th April 2014
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too, I think of you in silence, I often speak your name All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. .....I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SNUGGLY!!!
Posted by Lisa Seger on 27th February 2014
Happy Birthday Trish! I was just thinking of you the other day, and wishing, once again, that we had stayed in touch so I could have known the wonderful YOU that you grew into. I'll always remember our fun and laughter in our silly high school years, and you will always be in my heart. Our 30th reunion is coming up this year, and YOU will be so missed there! Hope you're holding a spot up there for me, girl, cuz we have some serious catching up to do one day! <3 Lisa Kelchner Seger
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 26th February 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY OUR ANGEL!!! 2/26,2014 Its not even been a full yr. yet Bear and words cannot ever!! ever!! describe what we feel. Our hearts are broke.I still remember rocking you one evening, and staring down into your face and thinking, "someday I will wish to heaven above that I could hold you and let my love flow into you and you would be able to feel it no matter where you were" We know that you are with you're heavenly Father so we know you are safe and loved and no pain. I look forward to when we are all together again. Dad misses you so and we are taking as good care of Jimmy as we can, he misses you and he needs your prayers and so do we, so pray to Jesus for all of us. Until we can see your beautiful face we will remember with our love and our prayers, and try to feel your love coming down to us.We love you Bear Bear. Mama & Dad and Dakota (he looks for you Trish) We planted a beautiful Weeping Willow in your memory and its growing straight up to the heavens. Goodnite Sweetie, don't forget your prayers, and Sweet Dreams.
Posted by Courtney Vecera on 20th May 2013
Hi Trish. Just wanted to say hi, and let you know I'm thinking about you! :) Really going to miss seeing you! It's going to be different going to visit dad and not having you there! Well ill let ya go. Just wanted to say hi! I love you Trish!!! <3
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 18th May 2013
Good morning Snuggly! I'm heading to Church shortly to celebrate your life! The beautiful life that I was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be part of! Thank you for LOVING ME! I will CHERISH every MINUTE you shared with me - FOREVER!!! I LOVE YOU!!! P.S. I MISS YOU HORRIBLY!!!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 13th May 2013
A Funeral Mass for Trish will take place Saturday, May 18th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dayton at 10:00am. The address is: 272 Bainbridge St, Dayton, OH 45402 (Corner of East 5th St & Bainbridge). Immediately after the Mass, family and friends are encouraged to come to the school cafeteria to reminisce. Everyone is invited.
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 13th May 2013
A BIG THANK YOU to Pat and Linda O'Malley for their very generous contribution to the "Help The Animals" no-kill shelter in Richmond Indiana, in the memory of Trish! I know she's smiling on both of you for your thoughtfulness and kindness!
Posted by Julie Chambers on 9th May 2013
Part 2 - when it came to laughter. You made my dad so happy & I'll always be grateful for that. You were always so kind to my kids and they've lost someone very special to them as well. Even on your worst days, you never complained and still had a smile. We can all learn so much from your strength. You are now at peace and pain free - we love you, until we all meet again.
Posted by Julie Chambers on 9th May 2013
Part 1 - Trish, I think the thing I will always remember most about you is your laugh. You were always looking at the bright side of things and never had a bad word to say about anyone. You and Dad would laugh at things that others would probably think "what the heck, that wasn't even funny" But, you & him would laugh hysterically together..it was like you two had your own secret language
Posted by Lisa Seger on 9th May 2013
I knew Trish in high school, and was lucky to call her a friend. We had many laughs together, and I only wish we had been able to stay in touch over the years. I have often wondered about her, and am happy to learn that this horrible disease didn't change the loving, lively person I knew and loved. Thank you so much for sharing this tribute, Sonny! Trish was lucky to have you in her life.
Posted by Chris Paust on 7th May 2013
Hey Trish I am so glad you went peacefully and are no longer in pain. Thanks for being such a good friend to my grandpa. Say hi to Lily for me :) You will be missed!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 7th May 2013
God saw you getting tired, when a cure was not to be. So He wrapped his arms around you, and whispered "Come to me". You didn't deserve what you went through, so He gave you needed rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best! And when I saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain I could not wish you back, to suffer that again.
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 6th May 2013
Memorial services in Dayton, OH will be submitted as soon as plans are finalized ,following services in Texas, where she resided. Look for obituary in Dayton Daily News (1-2wks). If other info is required contact Aaron or Peggy Cantrell at: (mpcantrell@gmail.com) Piqua, OH. This is in regards to services for our daughter Mary Patricia Bliss (Cantrell).
Posted by Bertha Michel on 6th May 2013
Trisha, I do beleive we became best friends from the momet we met when I came to walk Lily. Words cannot express how much you have ment to me over the past years. We may not have know each other long in real years, but it seems we have always known each other. I love you and will always miss you. Please give Lily a big hug for me.
Posted by Hannah Paust on 6th May 2013
Trish. You will be missed. You have such a kind heart and I am so grateful you are no longer suffering. I know you're watching over us all in heaven. Probably saving some more animals like my grandpa told us you did. :) RIP "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 5th May 2013
Fly with the Angels, Sweetheart. You were born with a smile on your face and you "WALKED' away with JESUS with a smile on your beautiful face. Now you can help all the children and animals you want for as long as you want. We will always wrap you in our Love, Baby. Don't forget your prayers, honey.We Love you. Mom and Dad
Posted by Peggy @ Aaron Cantrell on 5th May 2013
To Sonny, our daughters partner and best friend. We send you our love and appreciation for the years you gave to Trish and we can just hear her listening to this and laughing, probably more than she has been able to for years. Her pain is gone, her heart is again able to feel the love that she had for all of us, she was "special" as everyone knew, our hearts are broke and heavy.LOL,Sonny
Posted by Cheryl Dale-Denney on 5th May 2013
CONTINUED.. I JUST GOT TO MEET JIMMY, TRISH'S SON. HE IS IN A PLACE IN HIS LIFE RIGHT NOW , THAT TRISH WOULD BE SO PROUD.OF HIM. TRISH LOVED YOU JIMMY, A MOM ALWAYS LOVES HER SON. AND SHE LOVED YOU. NEVER FORGET THAT.....AS FOR ME TRISH WE WILL MEET SOMEDAY. UNTIL THEN I WILL WATCH OVER YOUR MOM & DAD WITH GREAT PLEASURE, FOR THEY ARE MY BEST FRIENDS. WHOM I LOVE VERY MUCH...........
Posted by Cheryl Dale-Denney on 5th May 2013
CONTINUED...TRISH'S DAD TOLD ME SHE LOVED TO SKATE WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER WE WENT THROUGH SOME PHOTO ALBUMS. HE GLOWED WHILE SHOWING ME THESE PICTURES, HE WAS SO PROUD. BOTH OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE PROUD OF THEIR DAUGHTER. I WITNESSED THE HURT IN THEIR EYES WHEN TRISH BECAME MORE ILL. THIS WAS THEIR LITTLE GIRL. THEY LOVED YOU .UNCONDITIONALLY. ARRON & PEGGY MISS YOU..
Posted by Cheryl Dale-Denney on 5th May 2013
I NEVER GOT TO MEET TRISH. ALTHOUGH BEING HER MOMS BEST FRIEND, I HEARD SOME AMAZING STORIES. TRISH HAD A WONDERFUL PERSONALITY LOVED TO LAUGH AND KID AROUND. PEG TOLD ME SHE WOULD LIGHTEN THE ROOM WHEN SHE WALKED IN. BULL HEADED SOME TIMES. SHE LOVED ANIMALS OF ALL KINDS. PEG TOLD ME HER DOG RAN AWAY. SHE KNEW WHERE TO FIND HIM AND SHE DID. IT TOOK THE DOG A MOMENT THEN RAN TO HER
Posted by Linda OMalley on 4th May 2013
Trish, you were a beautiful woman inside and out!! Always smiling!! You had an infectious laugh, that was beautiful!! Now you are free from pain. God has made ALL things new for you!! Walk with OUR LORD..
Posted by Courtney Vecera on 3rd May 2013
Hi Trish, hope you made it to heaven ok. :) We all are going to miss seeing you so very much. I'll never forget the times we had together. Thank you for always being there for Me, and thank you so much for giving so much joy in my grandpas life!! :) I love you, and you will forever be in my heart! Until we meet again! <3
Posted by Staci Paust on 3rd May 2013
Trish, we are all very thankful that you are no longer in pain, but we will all miss you very much. You brought so much joy to Dad's life and for that, I will be forever grateful. Take some nice long walks and enjoy all the beauty of Heaven. Keep an eye on Dad for me and keep him safe. : ) Love you!!
Posted by Sonny Vecera on 3rd May 2013
My dearest sweet beautiful Trish! Oh, I miss you horribly! Until we meet again, thank you for all of the love, caring, joy, laughter, and selfless help you gave me over the years! I loved you then, I love you now, and always will…..

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