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Mary's passed on

j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in Matters of the Heart
Mary of Peter Paul and Mary, passed on yesterday. Many of us grew up to their music. And I know she was a special person to Ron DiLauro. It's a great loss for all.
Good luck, Jim
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  • Yes I to was sorry to hear of her passing.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,848
    I really have to say that the special person for Mary for at least the past 9 months has been my wife. Mary's doctor assigned her to my wife to get her into the best pulmonary shape as possible. Mary would come down to the hospital three days a week, many days only in a wheelchair. But in less than 6 months, Mary was ready to perform on stage again. Something she had not done in years. Both Mary and her husband as well as Peter and Paul contribute much of that to the work that my wife did.
    Working in the medical field, you get to see the highs and the lows. I come from a business field, and I can tell you that in now way could I have ever achieved the things that my wife did with Mary... But on the other hand, I have see so many COPD patients slowly fade away no matter what was done for them.
    It will be an honor that we have been invited to Mary's final voyage, her memorial service. I know my wife is strong, but I know that I will just fall apart..
    Thank you Jim for bringing this up .
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,848
    We were at the gravesite memorial. It was a small group, about 75 people. I had envisioned so many more people, musicians from here time, but it was family and friends only.
    At the gravesite, Peter and Paul sang two songs, both of them in yiddish (jewish, dont really know the term) but they were haunting and beautiful. I could tell that Peter was so upset he had trouble singing and playing the guitar.
    At the end of the cereomny, we dropped a flower and / or shovel of dirt into her grave.
    Afterwards we went back to their house. It was partially solemn and partially upbeat. Her husband, who is an amazing loving man, just wanted everyone to be upbeat, because thats the way Mary would have wanted it.
    I was floored by some of the comments that were made towards my wife. So many close friends of Mary understood what my wife did day after day to get Mary ready for her concerts. I guess I should have know this, because when my wife and Mary would get off the phone, they would be say "I love you"
    I was so proud of my wife, she made a big difference in someones life. I should have always realized that that is what my wife has been doing for over 35 years, but when I hear and see a star, it just seems to sink in more. But thats for me, not for my wife. Mary was a patient and as a nurse and a therapist, all my wife wanted to see is for Mary to get better, and when the time came that she realized (my wife) that nothing more could be done, it was time to sit down and talk to her and her husband. My wife did that, god bleass her, I dont have the stamina or fortitude to be brave enough to do that.

    Mary, thank you for allowing us to become part of your life. It will always mean alot
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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