Dear Aunt Lydia, I have known you since i was 13 years old and theres been so many wonderful memories, I remember when video games first came out, and we would play pac man and donkey kong for hours, also our card and board games that all my children always looked forward to playing with you.The best was our karaoke nights, once you got going with Patsy Kline there was no stopping you. All of us will never forget our weekends on papa's boat, how you complained for days that you did not want to go on that boat ,and you hated the water, yet every weekend there you were with your pocketbook, the first one sitting on the boat.My most lasting memory was our trip to Disney World with both our families, we spent 2 weeks just laughing, something my kids will never forget, especially you finally getting a picture with Donald Duck. These are just a hand full of the special memories we all had with you,and you will never be forgotten,I love you Aunt Litz with all my heart ,Tony
Our Dearest Aunt Lydia, you were such an important part of our lives and all our special memories. You were so loving, warm, generous, compassionate and vibrant, with a wonderful sense of humor. We will always remember our holidays together and all the special occasions over the years, but also just sharing our everyday lives, or having fun playing cards and games. You celebrated all our accomplishments and milestones, and were also a source of strength and support when times were tough. If something was important to any one of us, it was important to you. Just recently we were reminiscing about the time you got up before dawn the day after Thanksgiving to wait on line in the freezing cold outside a toy store to get a Nintendo 64, because they were in short supply and you knew how much your great-nephew Vincent wanted one. That’s just the kind of loving aunt you always were, and just one example of so many. We are so blessed to have had you in our lives. Aunt Litz, we love you so much and will miss you more than words can say, but your memory will live on in us forever....All our love, Vincent, Kathy, Vincent, Christine, Lauren and Kyle
To My Precious Aunt Lydia
I love you with all of my heart! You were my Godmother, my protector,mentor and best friend throughout my entire life. You were truly my mother. You were a big part of all my childhood memories. I can’t think of a time that you weren’t there. All I had to do was just walk upstairs . I thought as a child growing up that it was natural that all children’s aunts lived in the same house. I was extra lucky! I knew that I could always count on you to be there for me. As a little girl you would brush my long hair into sections to make the perfect straight part for my pigtails with matching bows. I couldn’t wait for you to come home from work so you could polish my nails or help me dress all my dolls so we could play with them for hours. You were my first best friend. We had our weekly planned tv shows that we watched together. Me, you and Fluff ! This was my childhood. We grew up together in a way. You taught me how to dress for my first job interviews. That red dress! I nailed those interviews every time because of you Aunt Litz ! You always encouraged me no matter what I did in life.You were always my shopping companion. You would spend hours with me looking for the perfect outfit for a special occasion. You always gave me your honest opinion whether I liked to hear it or not. We had so many laughs. Our inside jokes.
We had our unforgettable holiday traditions. You taught me how to set the perfect table. I picture you every time I do it.
I loved the way you adored my Tony and my children along with their husbands. We all felt your special love. I am so happy that you got to see my grandson Dominick.
Anytime we were sick or in the hospital you would call a hundred times to see how we were doing. You were so much more than just an aunt. You were so loved and needed by all of us. You were a one of a kind treasure! I will cherish you and our memories forever. I hope I did you proud. I tried my best. I know you will walk beside me everyday in spirit. Rest in eternal love and peace with our Lord my beloved Aunt Lydia for it’s been a long hard journey.
I love you with all my heart and soul.