This past Friday, somewhat expectantly, my grandmother, Mammy, passed away. I don't really have the words or emotions to explain what a loss this is, so I pass on her obituary, in which I edited last names for a bit of privacy, though, I guess if you REALLY wanted to know, it isn't like obituaries are private or anything...
I love you, Mammy.
Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on Feb. 18, 1935
Departed on Oct. 7, 2011 and resided in Warner Robins, GA.
Mary Ann, 76, entered into rest on Friday, October 7, 2011.
Mary was born on February 18, 1935 in Somerville, Massachusetts. She proudly served her country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. She was a retired Civil Service employee. Mary was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and proudly reverently served as a Eucharistic Minister. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Her daughter, Donna; and parents, Joseph M. and Margaret Delaney, preceded her in death.
Her memory will forever be treasured by her husband of fifty-seven years, William "Bill"; children, Michael (Denise), David (Lisa), and Theresa (Derwin),; grandchildren, Mary, Natalie, Chad, Jessica, Joseph, Jacob, Jason, Jonathan, Dylan, and Brandi; great-grandchildren, Brittni and William; and brother, Donald, Virginia.
A Rosary will be held Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 250 S. Davis Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088.
Mammy with William "Icky" just two weeks ago