Service for Remy

Services in honor of Remy will be held on Friday morning at the Oratory Church of Saint Bonafice located in Downtown Brooklyn:                        

190 Duffield Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201 followed by a burial

 Details will be posted on the blog by tomorrow evening.

 If you’d like to be notified about the arrangements via email, please sign up as a member to Remy’s blog (in the upper right hand corner – it is very simple).

7 thoughts on “Service for Remy

  1. My heart is broken and i cannot even begin to fathom what it is like for you two.
    For the past three months I have gone to bed thinkingabout and praying for rRremy and for all of you and she still is my first thought upon waking in the mornings.
    Thru your blogs I came to know her and love her and now I feel as though I have lost my own child..
    She was indeed a miracle and i believe that she was sent here to teach you what loving a child is all about. She was a gift to you both but a gift you were not meant to keep here on earth but rather to carry in your hearts for the rest of your lives. You will never be the same again but in time you will heal and the pain will lessen and you will be able to think of your sweet precious baby girl with a smile and be grateful that you had her if only for a little while..
    I grieve with you.

    Jo Shewbridge

  2. Pete and Mary,
    Pete, it’s been 20+ years since we passed in the halls of Wantagh High School, and day after day, I came to your blog about your beautiful daughter, with hopes, and prayers, and good thoughts and wishes for all of you. My heart is broken for you, and although I don’t feel what you feel and cannot begin to imagine it, I share waterfalls of tears with you, and sadness for you and your family. Your family, and especially Remy, were discussions at the Wells’ dinner table, we followed your blog, celebrated her successes, and prayed when things weren’t going well.

    I know you mentioned that you hoped she touched others and I can assure you, she has. We have a 13 year old son, Tyler, whose hormones have turned the sweet, kind, sensitive, boy we raised into a mumbling, cranky, bitter, almost-man, who, on any given day can adore or not-so-much adore his younger siblings (ages 4 and 1). When I read about Remy going home to be with God, I gasped, cried, and told my husband what happened. Tyler, sitting nearby, who had been following along and cheering Remy on all the way sat quietly for a few minutes. Then with tears in his eyes, came over to me and gave me a hug, and said, sobbing, “Mom, please tell your friends how sorry I am” then sat on the floor, hugging his little brother and sister, reminded of how precious, and fragile, life is. In the days since, there has been a change in him; in all of us. You so bravely shared your story, which changed us, for the better. Remy lives in every one of us who has taken part in your journey.

    I am so sorry for your loss, and pray that God gives you the strength, support, and love you need to help you through this devastating time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary, and your whole family.

    God Bless you,

    Donna (Smith) Wells

  3. You don’t know me but, I learned of your story through a friend of mine after your first blog post. Since that day, I have followed Remy’s battle. I anxiously awaited your next email with news of her condition. I prayed and thought of both Remy and your family daily. Though I can’t possibly feel the pain you and your wife feel, please know that we all grieve with you and for you. Remy was a precious gift and now she will forever be your angel. I have not lost a child but, I remember when my father recently and suddenly passed away, people had all kinds of words of encouragement or kind things to say. None of it really made me feel any better. I know they all meant well but, the truth is… there are no words. Sadly, there isn’t anything anyone can say to take this pain away. It takes time. Though the loss will forever be in your heart and soul, please know how much Remy and your family’s strength have inspired so many. All of us who have been touched by your story, are forever changed. We will look at life, our children, and our families differently. By honoring them. we honor Remy. My thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your wife as they have for the past few months.

    Since I live so far away, I am unable to attend the services but, I wondered if you had somewhere we could donate in honor of Remy??

  4. Hello, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!

    Other then that, amazing blog!

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