Rest in Peace, Mom

My most beautiful mother left us the first day of spring.  She was 76 years old and taught all of us girls to quilt and sew.  Her final gift was the donation of her temporal bone to medical research at Johns Hopkins.

The altar before Mass.

My brother constructed the box for my Mom’s remains.

I was able to create the “pall” used to cover Mom’s remains.  In the Catholic Church, the white symbolizes her new life in Christ as did the white of Baptism.

7 Responses to “Rest in Peace, Mom”

  1. Merilee Says:

    Two cherished pieces AnnMarie…

  2. Deb Levy Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss AnnMarie. Both the box and the pall are beautiful works of art your mother would be proud of.

  3. Janet Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss AnnMarie. What a beautiful thing to be able to do for your mother. I know you will miss her greatly. {{hugs}} You look so much like her picture! She gave you beauty and talent!

  4. karen walker Says:

    i have been thinking of you this past week quite a bit. I had no idea. Your mom shared her gifts with you, how lucky you are! I know she is resting in peace…resting in the arms of Jesus. Peace be with you.
    your friend,

  5. Kathy C. Says:

    So sorry for your loss…what a beautiful box your brother made and “pall” that you made for the service……..

  6. kayp Says:

    i am so sorry to read this annmarie. thank you for sharing your photos. the box and the pall….what a wonderful way to honor your mom.

  7. jeri Says:

    I too am so sorry for your loss. Your faith,family, and friends will be such a comfort. Jeri

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