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Thread #165447   Message #3973399
Posted By: GUEST,Jan Pola Waggoner
25-Jan-19 - 12:09 AM
Thread Name: 2018 Obit: MMario (Leo Pola)
Subject: RE: 2018 Obit: MMario (Leo Pola)
To Susan Oldberg Hinton and Greg - thank you so very much! It snowed a lot on the day of Leo’s service in NY too. Leo’s memorial service at his home church, St. Mark’s in Penn Yan, was beautiful. Our nephew Peter, who is an Episcopal priest, and the priest at St Mark’s, together led a mass that was very comforting, The church altar hangings used had all be created by Leo. The stoll worn by Peter was created by Leo. Many people in the congregation wore shawls created by Leo. At the reception, friends told so many stories that showed just how loved Leo was by his Renaissance, knitting, and Dickens friends. We are so comforted by knowing how many lives Leo touched.