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Wondering if you’re thinking of me

Today I logged into my email and had hundreds of emails from this website. A tech person may think it was a Russian hacker (since the text was in Russian) but I’m choosing to think you were thinking of me and sending me those signs. And as always, I am thinking of you and missing you so very much. You were and always will be the best.
Till we meet again,

Want to call you

Today was one of those days I would’ve called you. I’m not having a great day and don’t want to upset mom or dad. So I would’ve called you. You would understand. You would make me laugh. You would “get” me. I miss you so much.

I hope you know how much you meant to me. My life was better because you were in it.

Love always,

R.I.P. Catherine🙏🏽❤️

We met Catherine many years ago as Samir’s aunt and uncle on his father’s side. The first thing I recall was her beautiful smile. She was so very warm, caring, loving, gracious and embracing to our family. Over the years, Catherine would come to see shows that our son was in. She loved seeing plays and musicals. We saw her last in December and as always she greeted us with that warm, wonderful smile. It was always a pleasure seeing her. Catherine will be missed but never forgotten. Her wonderful spirit will live on through her family and friends. Rest In Peace.❤️🙏🏽
Love Shelton and Jameliah Jones

My beautiful Aunt

There are so many memories, I could go on and on for pages. I’m sitting here wishing I could go down memory lane with you and that you weren’t taken from us but I know I can’t. These memories are embedded in my mind and I will never forget them…they have become so much more real to me over the last few weeks. I literally spent all my weekends as a child at your house. When your kids were out doing other things, I was your little side-kick (of course until Kris was born). I loved the weekends and spending time at your house and not just because there were all those kids on your block to play with but because what I had with you and Uncle Ed, Kevin, Kelly and Kris was one of the biggest things that made my childhood so special. As I sit here typing this I am able to picture being in your living room or in your kitchen on Prince Street or in the basement playing video games. I can hear your voice. And as I grew up and started driving on my own, I loved driving to you on the weekends just to sit in the kitchen and have a cup of tea with you. That got easier when you moved back to East Rockaway. Stopping over just for five minutes was so much more convenient.

You were there for every aspect of my life, big and small. You were there anytime I needed you and you would just listen and offer some advice. Our families were so intertwined, it took for me to move away to a different state to spend a Christmas Eve without each other. And what I wouldn’t give for another one with you.

Of all the memories from my childhood and adulthood, the most recent and the one that is probably my most favorite memory was from your 70th birthday last October. Leanne and I drove in to surprise you and be there. The look on your face, the tears in your eyes and the feeling of you hugging me back and forth is still with me. I can still feel it and I NEVER want to ever stop feeling you hugging me so tight.

Like I said before, I can go on and on with memories to share. This didn’t even touch the surface. And as I sit here typing this with tears running down my face because my heart hurts so much, I hope you know how much I loved you because I will never doubt in my mind for once how much you loved me, how much you loved all of us. Thank you for being the best aunt, godmother, friend and second mom to me.

I love you always.
“Sheller” Michelle Battaglia


Everything an aunt should be…

Aunt Catherine,

To say I loved you was an understatement. You were like a second mother to me. I enjoyed our serious talks and our playful banter. You understood me. You loved me. You were there for me through every stage of my life.

I will miss your big beautiful blue eyes, making you tea, and hearing you say “hello Arnold, Leanne” when I called.

I will miss those hugs. Your smile. Your advice. And your laugh.

You were everything an aunt should be and I am forever grateful for your love. ❤️❤️

Rest In Peace my beautiful Aunt. 🙏🏻

Love always,