My grandfather passed away on Feb. 27th, 2018, he was 97 years old, born in Ponce de Puerto Rico. We buried his ashes with my grandmothers on March 17th, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day in here in Bordentown Cemetery, NJ, next to my great-grandmother. He lived a full and beautiful life, but the world is empty without him here with us.
Ramon was a Ret. Msgr Sgt. in the Army, WWII Vet, I called him Popo and “Handsome Boy”. I loved him and Yaya so very much. If you have been following my FB posts, you would see what I posted. These past few weeks have been very hard for all of us. We’re all now starting to catch up with life a little now. My clients have been so kind, supportive and patient with me, I’m forever grateful for them.
The memorial was beautiful, everything was done through the Bordentown Home For Funerals, who are good friends of ours as well. He had military honors, we had a surprise visit from family in Queens and after the interment, we went to Jester’s Cafe in Bordentown, NJ for a lovely late afternoon lunch with family and close friends.
If you have family and friend who are vets and need long term nursing home care, please look into the Veteran’s Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ. The care that was given to him and everyone there is beyond exceptional and they go beyond the call of duty. This is where Popo lived for 6 years. My mother saw him every weekend, it’s a hour drive each way from us, and my daughter, husband and I went with her as often as we could, so many times to see and be with him. Our daughter’s schedule or mine changed, but we made sure to visit. Our daughter had a relationship with her great-grandfather who simply adored her.
I miss them all, Popo, Yaya, Tata and Grandma and Grandpa Martin. I miss other family members and friends as well. I would rather them be here than anything else.
Thank you everyone….to my clients who have been super patient and kind during this difficult time for me and my family. I’m starting to catch up, we all are. Find a new routine, we still have lots to do and go through. Right now the best thing to do is to keep busy and work.
Here we are with our cousins who came down from Queens.
My husband took video.
At this point I wanted to be with my family, so my mother’s friend Leigh, from our high school, Notre Dame, took my camera and continued to take pictures.
Here we are at Jester’s, we know the owners, the food is great and although the day was hard, we were in good spirits.
Us cousins minus a few that couldn’t be there, this is our Addams Family image LOL
My friend keeps closing her eyes in every single frame!
Everyone here, even friend is part of our family, thank you.