Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sad news

Well, it seems as though my last post came at an appropriate time. My grandfather passed away early yesterday morning. Although it is a sad occasion, he had been ill for long time and had worsened over the past week, so there is some comfort in knowing that he won't suffer anymore. He's the only grandfather I ever knew, and I was lucky to have him in my life for as long as I did.
Since my grandfather was always a big fan of the "Irish sports pages," here's a link to his obituary.

11 comments:

Nitsirk said...

So sorry to hear. He sounds like a very cool grandfather. I think you have paid him a nice tribute.

Tina said...

My condolences to you and your family. From the letter he wrote, he seems like a really good, caring person.

Caity said...

I'm so sorry, Elieen! I'll be thinking of you.

S said...

So sorry. I enjoyed reading his letter, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The Murphy Lab has made a donation in memory of your grandfather to the Massachusetts chapter of the Alzheimers Association.

You and yours have our support in this time of sadness.

carmen said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope those wonderful memories of him will cheer you up!!

Stacey said...

So sorry to hear, Eileen. As others have said, he seems like he was a great person and I really enjoyed reading his WWII letters home. My condolences to you & your family.

Frances said...

I am so sorry Eileen. It is never very easy to lose someone you love.

eileen said...

Thanks so much for your comments and emails, everyone. I really appreciate it.

KcM said...

Condolences on your loss. :( It sounds like your grandfather deserves a elegiac pint of Guinness, and no mistake. A "free-born man of the USA," as it were.

Mrs. V said...

There is nothing sadder than to watch someone you know and love become a stranger...or vice versa. We are but spectators around those who we love and who love us. Take with you how he influenced you, not what he became. Thank you for sharing, he will be with you, always.
hugs from Georgia
Yvonne/Mrs. V.