Jan 12, 2013 - 1:50 am
Tom passed quietly this evening at our local hospital. He knew people this morning and I prayed our oldest son would get here in time to see his father. He had to go from Maine on the bus down to Boston to come of O'Hare and drive in. My prayers were ansered. Steve came in at 3:00. I had been telling Tom all day to hang in there that Stevie was coming and he did. He softly said Stevie as Steven hugged and held him in his arms. He knew him. After that he didn't speak and didn't recognize anyone. I took the boys for dinner no one had eaten. We had all said good bye..and when our youngest came back to his room, he knew he was gone. He left to be with Jesus. He has no pain now he left that with us. Whenever tee off time he'll be the first one in line.
Tom battled ec since July 2009 and was fine for a year. It came back and they battled it back again. But the chemo took it's toll with neurophy. His body wore out from the chemo and procedures and it became harder for him to fight. He didn't give up but his body did.
We already discussed what he wanted. He will have a closed casket, an hour visitation at the Church and then the Funeral Mass. He will be creamated. After Mass will have a luncheon.
Our youngest son lives with me so I'm not alone. The boys signed the papers. Our oldest is an author and will write the obituary.
It will be strange for him not to be here. We were married 45 years December 2nd. Our three shelties have been looking for him.
I'm still shocked. Not that he passed, I knew that would happen but that it turned so quickly and then he was gone.
Please keep him your prayers. I'm a tough person, so I'll make it through the bad spots that I know are coming with the help of Jesus and my son and friends.
thanks for the support through the years.
Tom....May 7, 1942- January 11, 2012