Date Honored: January 2007
How do you begin to tell the stories of two loving parents who left us so soon? But in our hearts, we know they are in a better place looking down on us and are now our “Angels.” They were loving parents, and “Nana & Papa” to their granddaughters. Papa loved to grow tomatoes and handpick and eat them with his granddaughters without ever getting caught by Nana. His loved showed in their yard, as it was one of the nicest in the neighborhood. His granddaughters loved to climb in bed and be whiskered every morning, and he would that do it even when they were older. His love for Ruth was special, and they were so connected in love and in death, married for 43 years. Nana was so special, she loved people. And she loved helping anyone (especially kids and grandchildren). She had a zest for life that was so contagious she would try anything from sledding to motorcycling at age 86. The one thing we will never forget is she told her nurse, Susan, she wanted to volunteer for hospice and help people, and this was only a few months before she passed. This was a testament to her will and independence. They both will always be in our hearts and will be our guardian angels.
~ Paula, Christina and Katie-Marie Serola