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FROM: edmund B.,lpn
she was an angel, my prayers are with you all...ed
FROM: Kathleen M.
My deepest condolences at this very sad and difficult time.
To Ciara's Family, Although I met Ciara only once many years ago, she
had me laughing in minutes! I hope the lives she touched, even if it
was just once as in my case, bring you some comfort in this sad time.
FROM: Annmarie L.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Ciara
was a wonderful person and I will remember her fondly from our days
at Fontbonne. May she rest in peace.
FROM: Corinne W.
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Ciara’s family, you
our in our thoughts and prays. We’re sorry for your loss.
FROM: Ellen F. R.
As one of Ciara’s teachers during her senior year at Fontbonne
Academy, I find her death absolutely appalling. Someone so full of
love and life deserved so many more years. I attended her funeral
this morning and surely it is one I shall never forget! The blend of
cultures was touching, the music beautiful. I couldn’t help but think
how Ciara herself might have chuckled at the importance of some of
those who attended the mass and the almost 4th-of-July atmosphere of
the huge crowd of Quincy residents who gathered outside for quite
some time before the service. I’d like to share a specific memory of
Ciara. I very much enjoyed having her in my senior homeroom. She
was always so bouncy and full of good cheer. When her elderly French
teacher had heart surgery that same year, I became Ciara’s French
teacher for the last month of school. As a Spanish teacher who had
not taught a class of French for 2 decades, I was way out of my
comfort zone. It was then that I really came to appreciate your
daughter even more. She went out of her way to be helpful in
numerous ways. In almost a reversal of roles, she encouraged me
daily throughout every class. Since she had a stronger French
background than the other first-year students, she was better able to
communicate to me what the class had and hadn’t learned in previous
months. I could always turn to Ciara with a question or a request,
knowing that she would do her utmost. It was thus I discovered her
heart of gold. Even after she left school that year, when she came
in the next to do some additional coursework, she would often stop by
to chat or just say “hi.” She was a very special youngster whom I
shall always remember. Please accept my heart-felt sympathy for your
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
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