FC: For Maryanne
1: CAREER IN REVIEW Everyone here is going to miss you deeply. This is a time when the feelings are truly bittersweet. While your retirement is well-deserved we honestly will be lost without you! You are the glue that ties every single person in this department together. Your presence here at Lakewood (and eventually the new place) will be deeply missed. From all of us... Best wishes and Much Love
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4: Maryanne, I am so excited for you and a little jealous. I hope that you enjoy all the freedom that retirement will offer you and your husband! If I win the Powerball or Mega Million, I will be in touch to make good on my promise! | to be the one in charge of sending me to my office when trouble is just a word away. I told them that they don’t quite have that ability and it is definitely something that you are born with or not. Thanks for having that ability. Don’t laugh too hard at the picture of Wayne and I as it is supposed to represent how important you have been to our travels around the globe. Although it is not the intended use, I am sure that it would help with the pollution. | Teamwork is very important, and you are definitely #1 when it comes to supporting a team environment look how young we were. You will forever be a part of the family! Mine knows how important you have been to me and them as you always made sure that I | It is hard to imagine coming to work and not seeing you as you have been such an important part of my Universal Experience. So much around this office, and all the previous ones, have been impacted by the way you have taken care of all of us over the years. Many don’t realize all that you did to make things run smoothly around the office. Personally, I don’t know how I would have survived this journey without your support and attention to every detail. | could make the sporting events, practices and last minute school pickups. Thanks for everything and stay in touch. ~Dennis | Some may say that I have a knack for trouble, which probably led to the purple minion photo. Over the past couple of weeks, several people have volunteered
5: Maryanne, Wow! it’s hard to believe that you are retiring as you have played such an instrumental role in our department! For many years you kept me organized, or helped those that needed to be organized J so we stayed on track with all of the business needs. I appreciate your help with keeping an ear out for the dogs while I was in meetings. You certainly have watched all of them grow up, some helping others and the remainder back at home. Thank you for all of the extra efforts you have put into supporting the entire team and whipping them into shape, I can only hope that your replacement can keep Dennis in linelol! I hope that you enjoy retirement; relax and spend time with family this is what matters most and keep enjoying those concerts. All our best, Cathy, Marty and all the girls
6: Congratulations on your retirement! When I joined the office I was told that you where the “The Captain of the Ship”. It wasn’t until I actually started that I realized why multiple people said this to me. You truly are the embodiment of efficiency, productivity, and hard work. I am glad that I got to share some time with you laughing at people in sample sales was fun too. I wish you the best on your new life adventure. ~Hector Velez | Maryanne, Thank you for keeping this office sane (I mean, as sane as you could). I truly appreciate all that you did for me throughout the past couple of years and sample sales will never the be the same without you. I will always think of you when I’m in charge of them for the next 40 years. J I’ll miss you and I hope you will come visit us! ~Tina K.
7: Travel, relax, and enjoy your newfound freedom of retirement. We will miss you dearly! Please keep in touch with us. ~Allison | Maryanne, I can’t even begin to explain how grateful I am for everything that you have done for me and the entire team. How you put up with everything is beyond me but you always did and you continued to keep things moving and all of us in line. To say the least, you are irreplaceable. Someone has VERY big shoes to fill. You will be missed dearly for so many reasons but mostly because you are you. I wish you all the best in your health, happiness and future relaxation, you will always have a family here and we will think about you often. Thank you again for all that you have done, Take good care! ~Andie
8: Even though I have only known you for a short while, I can see how much you mean to this team. Thank you for all your help during my on boarding process. Best wishes for a happy retirement! You will be missed! ~Jen Apfel | Thank you for being such an instrumental part of the office. There is so much that wouldn’t get done with you, and we are all so grateful to have you. I hope you have a fabulous retirement, and I hope you all the best as you embark on this new chapter in life! ~Brandon | Maryanne, I enjoyed working with you through the years; from the opening of Islands of Adventure to now. You are such a valued member of the team. I will miss our early morning chats. Congratulations, and wishing you a long and joyous retirement. I am so happy for you. You will be missed! ~Carolyn | Maryanne, It was nice knowing you for over 18 years. I can’t believe that much time has gone by. Congratulations on your retirement. You deserve it. Enjoy!! ~Christine | Thank you Maryanne for everything that you have done for us. I was told from my first day to be good to you because you are the one that gets everything done. While we will miss you we also wish for your future to be full of the all the happiness in the world. ~Stephen Moore
9: Soooooo You’re gonna retire. Hummmm.. How will this place function? Maryanne, when I started as a temp, you made everything for me so comfortable. Through the few years that I have worked here, I have always appreciated and admired your thoughtfulness and your guidance. I will miss you greatly and I will miss our conversations. Enjoy this next phase of your life! For the next few weeks, when you get up in the morning, I bet you will be grinning from ear to ear that you no longer have that long I-4 drive!!!! ENJOY!!!! ~Melissa | Maryanne, We are going to miss you so much! You have been the glue that holds us all together. Thank you for putting up with us and taking care of us. This office will never be the same without you. I wish you only the best as you move into this next chapter! Much love, ~Jenni
12: Here’s a blast from the past! Enjoy your new adventure! ~Glenda | “Wishing you the best life can bring. Thank you for all your help over the past years!” ~Roger
13: This is not the end of the trail for you but a whole new beginning. Lisa and I wish you the best on your new journey! Joy & Lisa Thank you for making this place run. Enjoy having time to relax and focus on the things you want instead of the things we need. ~Daniel Thank you for all you have done for this office, I truly believe we would be lost without you. I hope you enjoy retirement and that it is filled with joy. You will be missed greatly and I am sad to see you go, but happy for you to move forward to this next stage of your life. ~Tori
15: Maryanne....Thanks for all you have done for me and the entire team! I'm sure we never said "thank you" enough. I'm glad we got the chance to re-connect before your retirement. Best of luck to you in the next phase of your journey! ~Don Maryanne, I wish you the best in your retirement..if anyone deserves it, you do! I will miss your knowing smile and I’m honestly not sure how we will function without you. Please keep in touch! All The Best, ~Kate
17: Maryanne, What can I say? You simply can’t be replaced, and you won’t be replaced. You’ve worn more hats than anyone here probably realizes and you’ve done it all with ease. It’s bittersweet saying goodbye, but I’m so incredibly happy for you and this next chapter in your life! I still remember my first day 10 years ago as a new hire from outside the company. I was so overwhelmed. You gave me Universal notepads with my name on them and that made all the other analysts jealous. Still to this day Joy and Lizeth have not let those notepads go, but a lifetime friendship was built as a result! You’ve put up with my many silly questions over the years, you’ve replaced broken keyboards and mice dropped on the floor, you’ve revised travel reservations, you’ve replaced corporate cards left on airplanes, you’ve made sense of crumpled receipts, you’ve taken my calls when I’m sick, you’ve provided sarcasm and a joke when needed, you’ve told people to clean the refrigerators or else, you’ve made our celebrations festive, you said goodbye to me and you welcomed me back home a second time. You’ve always been a constant in my UPRM experience and those of many others and I hope you know will be greatly missed. THANK YOU, for all that and more! You deserve every blessing that retirement has to offer! Much love to you and your family! ~Courtney Enjoy your retirement. Thank you for everything you did since I’ve been here. Say goodbye to I-4 traffic!! ~Jeff Maryanne, All of the wonderful things you have done for us will never be forgotten. There will never be another you. Thank you so much for always being there to help and support us. I wish you the very best because you deserve it. ~Rachel Dear Maryanne, I am pretty sure you are just over joy as your longest vacation is about to start,I also know that you are just enjoying and laughing inside as you know we will be lost and running like crazy without you. You have been a key element for the smooth running of this office. I am very sad to see you go but I am very happy for you. Enjoy your retirement and once in a while come by and say hi.. going to really miss you! ~Lizeth
18: Maryanne: Here’s a photo to always remember me by. It will come in especially handy when you and Marty Lewis get together at the Annual “UPRM Retirees Convention” and share memories of your time here. There will actually be two of you there now, which will certainly help Marty feel less lonely. Best of luck as you kick your feet up and enjoy this next chapter of your life. Thank you for helping hold this Ship together all these years. You will be missed. ~Tim
19: It will not take our office long to fully understand the impact you made on everyone daily. I have always appreciated what you’ve done behind the spotlight to keep us on track and out of trouble. I will miss your wit and candor during the moments that don’t go as planned or someone or some process was just plain stupid. Remember the only people happy on Monday’s are retired! I hope your husband is ready for all the additional projects. Take care, have fun, and eat your dessert first. Congratulations! ~Wayne Over the years I have pretended to fall down stairs and break bones numerous times purely for your amusement. I’m really not clumsy at all! ~Jeannine Maryanne, Thank you for always being so kind and helpful since I started with Universal one year ago. I wish you and your family nothing but the best! Thanks for everything, ~Jennifer Redmond
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25: Maryanne, I wish you rest, relaxation, waking up late, travel, binge watching/reading and doing whatever the heck you want to do! Thank you for your dedication to our department, and all the support you have been for this Team over the years. Enjoy retirement, it is well deserved! ~Kristina | Thanks for all your help and enjoy the next phase of your life. ~David
26: Maryanne, Almost every message in here talks about how much you will be missed, how efficient you are and how we will all desperately feel your loss while you are off on your next adventure. I, personally, will miss our book moments the most. Finding a friend who loves the same books as you and devours them just as avidly is a treasure. I plan to keep sharing and talking books with you as I have your email address (you may regret giving that to me). In return, I will always be available for tech questions (I may regret giving that to you (LOL)). Without further ado... Enjoy yourself!!! ~Lisa Hines (with some pictures of my mini-me)
29: Maryanne, Congratulations on your retirement. I hope this chapter of your life is full of love and laughter. Thank you for everything you have done for us over the years. My favorite quote is from the Dali Lama He said “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done, One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly to live.” Live it up! ~Michelle Heinemans
30: Maryanne, I am sad to see you leave, but I am also very happy for you. We will never be able to replace you, and I doubt anyone is going to last long with Dennis so close by! Enjoy your new freedom!! Best Wishes, ~Kalynn Maryanne, Best of luck in your retirement! You have been an amazing colleague over the 16 years I have worked with you and I will miss you very much! Thank you for all you have done for the team over the years! Please visit us in our new digs and stay in touch! You are awesome!!!!!!! ~Jeanine
32: Maryanne, Thank you for everything you have done over the years for myself and everyone in our office. You are the rock that holds us all together. You will be missed! Congrats on your retirement, enjoy your time! ~Brittany Maryanne, I will miss all the times you came to my cube for help to deal with IT. But you always helped me to deal with Joe and Dennis!! Please don’t leave me alone with those two. ~Ricardo Maryanne, all of your hard work and years of service have finally paid off. Enjoy your new free time doing all the things that you want to do. Congratulations on your retirement!!! ~Derek
33: Maryanne Thank you, thank you....for being a sure and steady hand that has helped the team in so many ways on a daily basis....for making sure we got safely from place to place as we travelled all over the world...and bringing your wicked sense of humor to the craziest situations in the office. I will miss you terribly. Enjoy your retirement!!! ~Ginger Well it has been 18 years of fun filled Universal Days. J We have weathered the highs and the lows the ups and the downs. You have always stood still and watched us spin out of control and back again. You are the rock of the office, the strong and steady. Not sure how anyone will ever be able to fill your shoes. I have loved working with you and so happy to see you are taking this time to retire and enjoy life. Thank you for all you have done and wishing you the best. I now know there is a light at the end of the tunnel and retirement is not so far away. Good luck!! ~Debbie
34: Maryanne – Thank you so much for all of the assistance you have provided to our team over the years. You know that we Compliance folks truly appreciate your comprehensive attention to detail. We will miss you; your shoes will be impossible to fill. Have a fantastic retirement! You deserve it! All the best, Melinda I would like to thank you Maryanne for your great help during my first year in Universal, you have done an excellent job on everything. Wishing you much enjoyment in your retired life. Best Regards ~Parson Fang
35: Thank you for all your years of service and I wish you much joy and happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life. ~Dan The time has come to say goodbye hard work, dedication, pressure and workload and welcome relax, fun and joy in your life. Wishing you a happy journey in retirement! ~Julie Maryanne, it has been a pleasure working with you! I wish you all the best in retirement – rest, relaxation, and all of your favorite things! We will miss you! ~Roxane
37: Dearest Maryanne, Thank you so much for all your patience and diligence to provide us many forms of help on a daily basis. You’e helped play a part in making my experience with UPRM a job that I enjoy going to- whether it’s been through your hard work, efficiencies, or sharing your smile. You will be missed. Wishing you all the best, and much joy on your new adventure. ~Caesar Thank you for taking care of your Universal family for so many years. Everything has run smoothly because you tirelessly worked behind the scenes. You’ve taken great care of us and now it’s your time to take care of yourself and enjoy your retirement. Best wishes and you will be greatly missed. ~Emily Young Maryanne, Today and everyday I tip my hat to you for all that you've done and all you've give been to all of us! Thanks for the laughter ,the smiles and most always taking care of me in more ways than one. You'll be missed very much ! Good luck in your retirement and enjoy. ~Love Maria Thank you for everything, best retirement wishes to you!!! Enjoy the new journey and have fun! ~Mercedes
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