Thursday, December 31, 2009


Requiescat In Pace

Shirley Catherine Pieret

Beloved wife of John Pieret, daughter of Edna Lindsey, after a long illness.

My condolences Mr. Pieret.
Though we've never met, I feel that we are kindred spirits in many ways. You are in my thoughts.
Well damn, John: I'm so sorry. I take it this was just today?
My condolences, John. A sad way to end a year and begin a new one.
My condolences.
Thank you all for your kind words. She had been ill and bedridden for over a year but the final stage came on quickly beginning last Tuesday evening. She died peaceably among family and friends.
My thoughts are with you, John.

Tom S.
That is a bitter blow. My condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss.
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
I'm so sorry, John. My wife is fighting a rare form of leukemia as we "speak", so I have some appreciation of what you have been through.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.
My sincerest sympathies!
Anything I say is a meaningless collection of words unable to begin to express the pain that I know you must be feeling. Death is the great divider that comes to us all but knowing this does not make it any easier to bear.
Thanks again to all. And Jon, my best wishes to you, your wife and family.
I'm very sorry to hear of your sad loss.
John, I'm so very sorry.

Sometimes words seem so useless.
My condolences as well.
You have my deepest sympathy on your loss.
You have my condolences as well. My thoughts are with you and your family.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I'm very sorry to hear this, John. All memory is not of regrets.
All memory is not of regrets.

No, indeed. And one of the reasons time slows in such circumstamcess is just how long it takes us to sort out the difference.

Thanks again to all!
I am very sorry for your loss John.
So sorry, John. I had no idea. Condolences to you and your family.
I haven't got words, John. Virtual hugs, and I wish I could cross the country and give you a real one. If there's anything you need, you know how to get hold of me. My ear's available for bending any time such becomes necessary.

Love and hugs, my friend.
Heartfelt condolences. You are in my thoughts.
My condolences.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
You're in my thoughts, John.
I'm terribly sorry about your loss. Even when one is expecting it, that final blow is a hard one to take.
John, I am so sorry, Shirley's my cousin, her Aunt Doris my mom, Edna's sister. She was a wonderful, loving, and creative big cousin, I have many fond memories. May you find comfort in yours.
Carol, please email me at catsharkAToptonlineDOTnet. We're planning a memorial service in February and would like any old pictures you have of Shirl and, of course, you're invited, if you can make it to New York.

And, again, thanks to all for your sentiments. It has been comforting.
Thinking of you and your family.
Oh, I am so sorry! Please accept my condolences for your great loss. My thoughts are with you.

Condolences from one who knew you on T.O years ago.
Thank you and everyone who responded. It was a great comfort.

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences.
Thank you.
Didn't you tell everyone that you pushed your wife off on friends while she was dying because you didn't want to take care of her? You weren't by her side, you couldn't be bothered with her. She wasn't even in her own home when she died, she was at a friends home, and you dare to accept people's condolences?? My AUNT wanted to be cremated and you donated her body to science because you couldn't be bothered with taking care of the arrangements....and they paid you for her body so, hell, why not take some drinking money, right? You are a disgrace to the memory of a kind woman and I am ashamed to call you my uncle. Your "niece", Cindy
Cindy, it's now almost four years since Shirley died and I have no idea when you posted this comment. Worse, I have no idea where you got this "information," since you showed no particular interest in Shirley in the year from the time she became acutely ill and when she died. I did not "push" Shirley off onto friends, we were lucky to have a wonderful friend who, on her own, decided to help me take care of her, an act of love and caring almost beyond belief, that I told about here. In fact, I spent much of that year at Margaret's house taking care of Shirley while Margaret was working, mostly at night. Nor did Shirley want her body cremated, she wanted it donated for transplants but there was no way that it would be accepted, since she was, by then, riddled with cancer. I discussed with her, and she readily agreed, that the next best thing was donating her body to a medical school where it would help train doctors who might do a better job on future patients. And, of course, after the medical school had done as much as it could with the body, the remains were cremated ... after some good had been done! Nor was their any payment for the body, as you can easily check on the Stony Brook Medical School site. It is true that I wasn't there at the exact moment she died. She had fallen into a coma on the Tuesday before New Years. I stayed at Margaret's for the next two days but, on New Year's Eve night, with no change in sight, it had become too painful and Margaret, Daphne and Will encouraged me to go home for a respite. Shortly after I got home, they called to say she had passed without regaining consciousness. I returned immediately and took care of the arrangements with the medical school, which lasted well into the morning.

I am sorry you feel "ashamed" to be my niece but, if you could leave such a hurtful message based on so little information, I'm am more than happy to sever any such relationship.
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