Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Brother, John...

Hi Friends,

I contemplated on whether or not to post this message today
regarding the loss of my brother, John.  But, I do believe in
prayer.  So, I please ask you at this time to keep all my
family in prayer during this very difficult time.  My
brother, John, was only forty-five years old.  His
wife and six children survive.  He was my little
brother.  But, he was quite tall about 6'3.  And,
I have fond memories of him finishing off food
when we were growing up.  I come from a large
family of five girls and two boys.  But, anyways,
we would be looking for cereal or lunch meat, etc.
And, *poof* it was gone.  Yes, we would say...
John probably ate it.:-)  But, he needed it to grow
into the tall man he became.  My older brother,
Tom passed away four years ago.  John loved life
and, he was the best plumber ever!  He was a good
father.  He loved fishing just as my Father and
his brother, Tom did.  Taking his children fishing
was very enjoyable for him.  He will be dearly missed.

Please hug those near and dear to you for you never know
what tomorrow brings.  Thank you so much for your
prayers and support.  It is appreciated!  Take care, hugs! 

Back Row:  Christina, Tom, Lucretia, John, Cecilia
Front Row:  Donna, Mom, me


  1. So sorry to read your very sad news, Maria. Your brother was so young, and it's heartbreaking that he has left this world far too soon. We do need to treasure every minute with our loved ones...as you say, we never know what tomorrow may bring.
    Such a lovely family photo. Sending warm thoughts and hugs xxx

  2. I am so sorry for your loss, Maria. I can relate to you. My brother passed away right after his 50th birthday from pancreatic cancer. He was my only sibling. Loss of a loved one changes you and you do appreciate things more. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  3. So Sorry to read of your Brother's passing Maria. He was so young.. I know that there are no words that can be said, but please know he will always be with you & his Loved ones. Sending big Hugs and prayers to you and your Family.


  4. Maria, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. i lost my older sister 15yrs ago suddenly and even though the pain eases some it never will be the same with out them here. i still think of her and wish i could pick up the phone and call her. hugs to you.

  5. Maria, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, John. It is always sad to lose a loved one, but especially when they are so young-in the prime of their life. My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs and prayers for comfort and peace. ~Cheryl

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother I lost both of mine in 2010 and I miss them every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Maria hugs to you

  7. Oh, Maria, I am so, so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family! ((hugs))

  8. Maria I am glad you posted about your brother John. What a sweet tribute to him! You and your brother and his famy and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs my friend

  9. Maria, I am so very sorry. Of course I hold you and your whole family in my prayers. There are no words that can be enough.

  10. Maria I'm so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to your brother. Thinking of you and your family, take care xxx

  11. Maria, I'm so sorry to learn of your brother's passing. He was much too young. Both brothers are missed terribly, I'm sure. You have a beautiful family.
    I'll say a prayer for the family because I know everyone is very sad with the loss.

  12. Maria I am so sorry for your loss and sending my condolences and prayers. You posted a lovely tribute to your brother and just as you wrote; time with our beloved is precious, And we never know what tomorrow will bring. Hugs; thinking of you..XXX

  13. Oh, I'm so sorry, Maria! I can tell you loved both of your brothers deeply and they will be/are deeply missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers, my dear. Hang in there! God bless you!

  14. Maria,
    I'm so sorry! i will be thinking of you and your family. Please take care.

  15. Oh Maria, this is so sad! I'm so sorry for your loss and I extend my sympathy to you, your mom and sisters. Please take care and know that God will heal and is taking good care of our loved ones!

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


  17. Here I am again Maria to say this is one treasured family photo.