Fr. Tony said a funeral Mass for Mom today. He gave us a lovely eulogy and talked about Mom's legacy in us and the service to others she performed in her long life.
All of us kids and grandkids were there in the patio chapel and Dieula, Mom's eucharistic minister, joined us. It was sedate but not somber.
Patrick and Lillie read the scriptures. A soloist sang Mom's favorite, Ave Maria, and Dad's favorite, Amazing Grace.
I think we did the right thing in arranging this service at this time in the midst of the pandemic. It closes the circle of her life in the Catholic Church.
In three weeks, there will be a remembrance of a different sort. We'll host a Celebration of Mom's Life - on Zoom. I think it's going to be great