Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mass and Burial

On January 30, 84 years to the day that Dolores Ann Boldreghini DeMaria was born, she was also buried. Her funeral and mass were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melrose Park, the same church she attended her whole adult years.

The five all gussied up and ready for the day.
Annie, Jakob, Anthony, Jaileigh and Michael

Her two sons saying their final goodbyes.

We had a police escort that took us to the church and then again to the cemetery.
Outside the church.

Sadly Mike had to be a pallbearer for his own mother due to family drama. It's sad when people can't pull their stuff together long enough for what is important in life.

His cousins on the right and the funeral director on the left.

After the mass we headed to the Queen of Heaven Cemetary. The kids were able to watch her being put in the wall with Grandpa Joe.

Their spot is that top one with a view of the lake and the golf course across the street.


And Anthony with his flowers.



There are boxes for each person in the wall. This is where you put your flowers for your family member or friends.

Mike gave a beautiful eulogy and I did the 2 readings from the Bible. It was very, very different from a LDS (Mormon) funeral. It was my first time at a funeral outside of my faith. I am very grateful for my religion and the hope and faith it gives us. I know that we are eternal families and that we will all be together again someday. I am so thankful for my Savior Jesus Christ, his sacrifice and the Atonement. I know my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love and care about each and everyone of us. They know our thoughts, fears, feelings, and hearts. I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and for the blessings my family receives.

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