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EmilyAnn Frances May (#47633886)
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Bio Photo April 2015
"Arise, my spirit and greet the new dawn. It is Easter. He has risen. Let us rejoice and no longer mourn."--Em

Special thanks go to all visitors who have tokened my Mom's memorial and those of her birds. The Cardinal (Red Bird) has special meaning to me. In my Mom's journals, which I found after her passing, she attempted to create fairy stories in which a Red Bird would appear at mysterious ways and times to help maidens in distress. Thanks to all who took the time to note that and leave these special tokens at her memorial.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT FOR THE JEWISH RELATIVES IN MY LINE the Menorah, Star of David, or photos of pebbles are the traditional expressions of a visit to the beloved departed's resting place. A candle can also be used. I appreciate all previously left tokens but recently I have been advised to request what is appropriate for this faith.

I volunteer for the Fallen Graver Forum by leaving tokens at memorials established by the Fallen Gravers. If you ever need to contact me about any token I leave please be assured I will promptly comply with your request for changes or deletions.

In all matters of kinship: If we are related in anyway, then contact me by email and provide a link at Ancestry or some details about your family line, or perhaps your memorials here at FindAGrave.

Transfer Requests: You must follow the established FindAGrave procedure and request transfer using the Send A Correction feature. Again do not use the Public Message board for this purpose. I do not transfer my relatives unless you are closer in kinship than I am. I will gladly transfer memorials of those not related to meand am willing to do so outside of guidelines provided your request shows a sincere desire to take over Stewardship of the memorial. Please supply enough details to help me make such a decision.

PURPOSE OF THE MESSAGE BOARD: I use the Message Board strictly for messages between members and to exchange greetings. Please do not make flowering requests here, especially repeat ones.

PURPOSE OF THE MOURNING, GRIEF AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FORUM: This is the best place to request tokens for your beloved departed. Be sure to include the link when you make a request there.

Please visit my Mother's Memorial: Emily Leatrice Serrapede

My Mother's Cousin and Best Friend as she grew up: Rita Errico,
Rita's husband: Joseph Bishelany

My Father's Memorial: Frank Jesse Torregrossa
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Tokens for Rita
I am honored to visit Rita's memorial and leave her flowers.

God Bless You, Clair
Added by gwtwqueenie on Apr 22, 2015 8:47 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
My mother

This is my mother's page if you would like to see her. I haven't written a bio yet, finding it difficult to do. Will do so as soon as I finish my brother's bio, which is still incomplete after too may years :/.

Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Apr 21, 2015 12:24 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: Thank you for the lovely token
I will :) Momma worked for a stockbroker for years, a very well paid and important position at the time, and gave it all up at the age of 35 to be married for the first time. Quite a different world back then.

Take care!! You are on my friends list too.
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Apr 21, 2015 12:18 PM
Karyn Buckner Garvin
RE: Thank you for the lovely token
I remember seeing my mother's yearbook many years ago when she was still alive, but it has disappeared, unfortunately. She also graduated in a January class like your mother, and I was lucky enough to find that yearbook page on Ancestry just today. I think they later moved over to East 68th street (?)because my aunt graduated from New Utrecht H.S. in 1957.

Good to hear from you!
Added by Karyn Buckner Garvin on Apr 20, 2015 7:59 PM
The Babe
Thank you for the memories
And I remember growing up, if you were to "pay someone a visit" meaning, physically going to their place, it was "cheap" to show up with cakes from a trucked in location. Like, maybe Entamins, but other packaged cakes and trucked in stuff was frowned on at first as an offering. You had to stop and get something from the bakery everyone knew. Gosh, that seems like so long ago. Again, thanks for the memory gongs!
Added by The Babe on Apr 12, 2015 10:14 AM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
RE: Rejoice!
Hugs to you And yours, comes Spring, yay! Hugs, me and GB
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Apr 06, 2015 8:43 PM
The Babe
Yes I remember the Easter Pies
On Staten Island, a notoriously Italian dominent territory. My family would get insulted if you brought "store-bought" holiday pies, because it meant that you were not into the tradition and "faked." Some of my family did not take it lightly if you presented "faked" traditions. It had to be yours, and there had to be a story behind it, who taught you to make it, what ingredients you used, where you got the ingredients. It's hard to think of how peole thought 30 or 40 years ago in NYC, but it is possible. I remember how much controversey was kicked up by prospective daughter-in-laws who brought store-bought pies for celebrations, and how many sons got "evil-eyes" for placing such obvious fakes on a Staten island Italian table :)
Added by The Babe on Apr 06, 2015 3:31 PM
The Babe
Congratulations during this
Easter Holiday. Thank you for th eEaster blessings beamed to me! Lots of memories of NYC with seasonal easter cakes and pies, both meat and fruit pies. Is all the snow melted in NYC yet?
Added by The Babe on Apr 05, 2015 8:40 AM
Thank You!
Thank you for your kind comments and generous praise. It is very satisfying to realize that by me taking a single picture and getting info from a death certificate then you posting the info on your marvelous and informative blog could have brought about such a reunion. Have a wonderful holiday my dear friend.
Added by Maspeth on Apr 04, 2015 9:33 AM
Oh look, a chicken!
RE: Easter Greetings and Blessings
Happy Easter to you and yours as well! :D
Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Apr 04, 2015 9:33 AM
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