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FC: Moments in Time ~Loving Squares~ Tributes to Our Loved Ones Book II

1: These Loving Squares commemorate the love and lives of those who have given the Gift of Life.

2: The Loving Squares Quilt Display at the Hartford Public Library.

3: The Loving Squares Quilts are displayed in public libraries throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. Check the LifeChoice website for a listing of the display dates and cities. www.lifechoiceopo.org

4: LifeChoice Donor Family Quilt

5: Loving Squares Panel 2

8: Larry Reed June 20, 1972 - July 19, 2006 Niantic, CT

9: My Final Gift It is now time for me to move on Into the dusk, but also the dawn. I will remain as the morning comes As I've left behind a gift for someone. So another may walk, may talk, may see Where their life was locked, I offered a key. I am a donor to someone in need, My final gift, my final deed.

10: Dean Forostoski Durham, CT | June 6, 1954 ~ April 19, 2004

11: Dean T. Forostoksi You never wanted to grow old ~ you almost made it to 50. Your latest challenge, kayaking, took you away from us. It's hard to hate something you enjoyed so much. We were together for 30 years ~ you were my best friend, my confidante, my soul mate. You promised you would wait for me ~ I'm counting on that. As a husband and father, well, what can I say? You did more than provide for us ~ you were there for us. You were involved in our lives...school, scouting, sports, music, everything. Your pride in our accomplishments knew no bounds. I hope you know how proud we are of you ~ not just as a master craftsman, but as a person. When you walked into a room, it was like the Fourth of July, not just because of your physical size, but because of your tremendous spirit. And how you could make us laugh! All the memories ~ all the emptiness now that you're only with us in spirit. Dean, we know you will always love us deeply as we will always love you. We miss you so much. With All Our Love, Always and Forever, Debbis, Melissa & Michael

12: October 9, 1984 - January 29, 2008 Tommy Berlinghoff Millerton, NY

13: What is Hope? It is the first warm breeze we feel after the chill of winter, and the promise when spring is in the air. Hope is what we feel when we first awaken and forget that our loved one has died. Hope is the shadow that follows us everywhere, but often remains unnoticed until we experience tragedy. Hope is also laughter and memories. But most of all. Hope is love. Hope is for tomorrow with its joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains. Hope allows us to believe that in time we will feel happy again, that the pain of our loss will resolve. Hope is the breath of air that helps us keep living in honor of those who have died.

14: March 2, 1967 - July 7, 1998 Chris Boehm Manchester, CT

15: In his early 20's Chris was invited to enter a fund raising contest called "Bid for Bachelors". In preparing his bio, he was asked many questions about himself ending with, "What would you like to be remembered for?". Chris' response was "A Good Person with a Kind Heart". We knew that Chris had entered this event, but didn't see anything about it until after he died suddenly of a brain aneurysm at age 31 and were looking through his belongings. We were so impressed by that mature statement that we had it engraved on his headstone, and I included it in the quilt square I made in his memory along with: "His Spirit Lives On In Those He Saved." Barbara Buckalew Chris' Mom

16: August 14, 1966 - September 26, 2005 James Besner South Hadley, Feeding Hills , Chicopee, MA

17: Somewhere Somewhere, your eyes still see the earth below...... and the skies above Somewhere, your heart still beats even stronger..... full of love Somewhere, your legs can still walk, run and dance Somewhere, you've given SOMEONE a second chance And... Somewhere, when I'm touched by those who, Again, can live and see Somewhere, I know your life goes on..... and you're still here with me..... Somewhere

18: Joe Michelski Newington, CT

19: Our son Joey died tragically in June 2004, on Father's Day. That very week he had proudly obtained a commercial driver's license and indicated his wish to be an organ donor. Joey was born on our eighth wedding anniversary, a delightful sweet baby. How we enjoyed all those "firsts" - smiles, words and steps. Joey was 23 years old and had just graduated from the University of New Haven with a degree in fire science and arson investigation. He had plans for a wonderful career doing what he loved to do. He loved country music and driving on the beach. Joey had many friends who knew him for his sense of humor and always having a good time. Like the song says, "It ain't fair you died too young, like a story that had just begun, but death tore the pages all away". Love is the message to us ~ remember to hug or kiss your loved ones whenever you can.. Joey, we love you better than all the infinity in the world.

20: Frank Duffy Columbia, CT | November 15, 1951 - August 26, 2006

21: Just A Memory Away I'm no longer by your side, but there's no need to weep; I've left sweet recollections I'm hoping you will keep. Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever, strengthening our special bond that parting cannot sever. And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, don't despair, for I am there..... Just a Memory Away Rita S. Beer

22: February 17, 1975 - November 6, 2006 Arnand Vyas Southington, CT

23: He Is Not Gone Ease your grief, he is not gone, For in your heart he lingers on. His smile, his laugh, his special way, Will comfort you from day to day. You'll feel his presence in the breeze That dances gently through the trees, And it's his face that you shall see At any time you can recall, The love you shared...you saved it all. And in time, more than anything, You'll find peace in remembering.

24: November 30, 1933 - March 13, 2008 Bob Siuzdak Naugatuck

25: My Final Gift It is now time for me to move on Into the dusk, but also the dawn. I will remain as the morning comes As I've left behind a gift for someone. So another may walk, may talk, may see Where their life was locked, I offered a key. I am a donor to someone in need, My final gift, my final deed.

26: Gilson Buddy Warner Plainville & Southington, CT | March 9, 1954 ~ September 19, 2004

27: Our father, Gilson "Bud" Warner III, was an organ and tissue donor. He has helped so many people. It will be one year on September 19, 2005, since he passed away. We are still having trouble dealing with the loss of our father. We would like to think of the loving memories that we have shared throughout the years, especially the fishing trips. So we dedicate this quilt patch in honor of our father who has given so much back to life, even after his death. We love you, dad, and know that you will be with us always and forever in our hearts."

28: Michael Nunez East Hartford, CT | September 01, 1988 ~ October 30, 2006

29: What is Hope? It is the first warm breeze we feel after the chill of winter, and the promise when spring is in the air. Hope is what we feel when we first awaken and forget that our loved one has died. Hope is the shadow that follows us everywhere, but often remains unnoticed until we experience tragedy. Hope is also laughter and memories. But most of all. Hope is love. Hope is for tomorrow with its joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains. Hope allows us to believe that in time we will feel happy again, that the pain of our loss will resolve. Hope is the breath of air that helps us keep living in honor of those who have died.

30: January 10, 1950 ~ May 7, 2001 Rodney Jory Delano, TN,

31: It would be difficult to write one story about Rod Jory because he was born with an inquisitive nature that carried him around the world. His first encounter with a foreign language came when Rod and I visited my sister and family in Puerto Rico. He was nine years old when his young cousin brought home some comic magazines in Spanish to tease him. He was off and running to later learn five languages as well as anthropology and archeology.

32: August 28, 1950 ~ June 3, 2000 Peter Buttofuoco Enfield, CT | Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.

33: You're in my Heart, Dad When somebody says I remind them of you, It's a very proud moment for me, For the things that made you a Wonderful dad Are the things I would most Want to be..... And I'm hoping you know That the memories we've shared And the lessons you taught From the start Will always be with me Wherever I go... For, like you, They'll be kept In my heart....

34: December 28, 1931 ~ January 8, 2000 Walter Dahlgren Stamford, CT

35: I gave my father the tie about ten years ago because he loved to fly. Dad loved to wear the tie so much that when I received information about the National Donor Family Quilt, I knew it would be a perfect fit. Deborah M. Dahlgren

36: Keri Holbrook Moosup, CT | May 2, 1984 ~ April 30, 2006

37: Remembering The beauty of a memory Is that it's always there, Like a penny in your pocket, You can take it anywhere. And when your heart is heavy And your eyes are filled with tears, You can focus on a memory, And travel through the years. Your heart can visit happy times When laughter filled the air, And the presence of your loved one, Will lessen your despair. So as you travel on in life Take comfort as you go, In a lifetime of "sweet memories", Of one who loved you so! Genie Graveline

38: October 10. 2007 - October 7, 2008 Kevin Santiago Springfield, MA

39: We Remember Them In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them. In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them. In the opening buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them. In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them. In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them. When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them. So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

40: August 26, 1962 - November 27, 2008 Robin Smith Vernon, CT

41: Just A Memory Away I'm no longer by your side, but there's no need to weep; I've left sweet recollections I'm hoping you will keep. Eternal joy and memories stay in our hearts forever, strengthening our special bond that parting cannot sever. And if times of loneliness bring sorrow and dismay, don't despair, for I am there..... Just a Memory Away Rita S. Beer

42: Dr. Roger Alexander October 28, 1936 - June 13, 2006 Coventry, CT

43: Roger ~ a man of good and special gifts, loved life and loved all of his fellow men. Sharing, caring and love to all of us; what better way to import the legacy of life to others. Thank you for allowing him a legacy he held dear - to aid others. Diane

44: May 16, 1967 - April 4, 2007 Roger Saucier Bristol, CT

45: What is Hope? It is the first warm breeze we feel after the chill of winter, and the promise when spring is in the air. Hope is what we feel when we first awaken and forget that our loved one has died. Hope is the shadow that follows us everywhere, but often remains unnoticed until we experience tragedy. Hope is also laughter and memories. But most of all. Hope is love. Hope is for tomorrow with its joys and sorrows, pleasures and pains. Hope allows us to believe that in time we will feel happy again, that the pain of our loss will resolve. Hope is the breath of air that helps us keep living in honor of those who have died.

46: Aldo Raggozzino Southington, CT | May 9, 1966 ~ July 5, 2000

47: Aldo Ragozzino was born on May 9, 1966... several years later he met me. My name is Pamela (Pitt) Ragozzino. Aldo and I were married on a beautiful day in September 1990. We shared almost ten years as husband and wife, but a total of eighteen years as friends. Together we have two wonderful children, a daughter, Katelyn Ann and a son, Thomas Aldo. We shared a happy life that ended all too quickly when Aldo fell while painting our house and died on July 5, 2000. Aldo was full of life, laughter and love for his family and friends. He used to keep me company when I would drive to the airport and pick up corneas to be used for transplantation by the corneal surgeon I worked with. He understood the impact of what we were helping to do and decided that he would like to offer that gift someday - the gift of sight. I have since learned from the CT Eye Bank that both of Aldo's corneas were used for transplantation and that brings me such joy. I pray that the recipients are now able to more fully enjoy their lives. I pray that they can now better see the world, through My Aldo's beautiful eyes. I have made a patch for the donor quilt to provide a lasting tribute to Aldo, a most important person in my life who wanted to help others after his death with the gift of tissue donation. I used a piece from my wedding dress for the heart behind his picture and placed that over a rich burgundy color fabric that always looked so handsome on him. Our daughter, Katelyn, who is five years old, designed and made her own patch. It is a drawing of our family. She put much effort and love into her creation, to show all who see this quilt what a happy family we were. This was a wonderful way for her to honor the memories, although too few, of her precious Daddy who love d her and her brother "all the way up to the moon and the stars".

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