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An Ode to Mom

(a.k.a, her obituary)

Because she should be remembered for the full picture of who she was, not just the dementia that ruled her for the past few years.

Obituary | Helen J. Formica of South Glastonbury, Connecticut | Meriden Memorial Funeral Home (


  1. A beautiful and loving testament which speaks beyond what we call Time.

  2. Marcia I am so sorry for your loss.And sorry for the things that other people will say to you. Please remember that they are meaning to be helpful. the obituary or your Mom’s story was wonderful. You were so fortunate to have a mother who liked to fish and had such culinary skill with lobsters.sending prayers and virtual hugs.

    • Thank you, Dorothy! So far so good – no one has said anything even remotely upsetting, but then again, I think I’m lucky to have a lot of pretty amazing and thoughtful people in my life both in my inner circle and farther afield. I want to think I’m going to be able to be compassionate if and when the need arises, though compassion at heated moments has been known to be a bit of a challenge for me even if I am driven by compassion on a broader scale… 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻😬🤣

  3. Love love love to you sis! You captured her well here. xoxo

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