In Memoriam

Prompts and Challenges
3 Generations September7, 2013

3 Generations
September 7, 2013

Grandpa Rafaele Paolo

October 19 1922- March 25, 2015

Son, Husband, Father Grandfather

War Hero

Purple Heart Recipient

“Thank you for the life you gave me”


42 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. My condolences, Emilio. Very sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you, your family and loved ones. I am sure he was a noble, selfless man and you learnt a lot from him. Take care.


  2. I to am sorry for your loss, it’s a pain which will subside with the passing of time but will never leave you.

    He was certainly a man who deserved respect it is one of the saddest things about old age when people see an elderly person they never see what life they have had nor do they give it a second thought. I think western society generally has a view that the older you become the more invisible you become. I find that the saddest part of all, I read a wonderful book recently by a truly inspirational individual titled being mortal I think it should be compulsory reading for all care giving staff and senior school kids. I heartedly recommend it once again my condolences I your loss.


  3. Emilio I would like to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family at this sad time. From reading your previous posts I know how close you were to your grandfather. What a beautiful image of three generations.


  4. Oh, Emilio. I am so sorry to hear of this. I’m glad though that you did have some time to tell him how much he brought to you before it was time for him to leave. Hugs to you and your family!


  5. My sincere condolences Emilio, your grandfather now watch over you from where he is and rests in peace.. I’m thinking about you and sending you à lot of strength.


  6. Sorry for the loss. He had a long and fruitful life. My dad was born in 1922, we lost him in 2007. Lost Lot’s of people over the past few days. My neighbor, one of our staff member’s father, and a former staff member’s father all passed away last Sunday.


  7. Emilio, I hope you can find strength in the messages of care and concern from your WordPress family. While I only “knew” of your grandfather through your stories, the world is feeling a bit lonelier today because of his passing. So very saddened by your loss.


  8. I’m so sorry for your loss, Emilio. I could tell how close you were to your grandfather, he will live on in your heart. Beautiful photo of the three of you, full of warmth and love.


  9. First of all,I write you a Greek wish for someone gone…we say :”(you) live long for remember him” cause people are alive as long as we remember them,right?
    You should feel very lucky,I said a hard goodbye to my granma very soon and miss her so,and she missed all the things I ‘ve done and make me happy today,so you are so blessed you have him near you for so long…I hope your grief to be light….if that can be possible.


  10. I am so sorry for your sad loss Emilio. The life your grandfather lived, and that wonderful smile of his, is yours forever to remember and cherish. My best wishes to you and your family.


  11. My sincere condolences Emilio and my deepest thank to your grandfather that he took part in the great crusade, risked his life, so we in Europe are living in a free and better world for 70 years now.


  12. I am so sorry to read this (yes, I’m really behind, but your grandfather has actually been on my mind since you posted of his recent hospital stay.) My thoughts are with you and your family right now.


    1. No need for an excuse when it comes to hugs. But thank you. I haven’t been around for the past two weeks but am trying to get back into posting. It might not be real life but it sure is necessary to be able to deal with real life!

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