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Thread #170458 Message #4122356
Posted By: Bill D
08-Oct-21 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Rita Ferrara (1941-2021)
Subject: RE: Obit: Rita Ferrara (2021)
There is thread below on "Vintage singers of 1941"
Rita was one... in fact, she was two. Her birthday was Nov. 18, but the anniversary of her heart transplant was Oct. 25 (I'm almost sure)
She tended these last few years to celebrate 20+ years of a new heart rather than being almost 80.
Few people crammed as much into life as Rita, and VERY few made more use of 'extra' years. Art, music, wife, mother, an ear for the problems of others and a facilitator for things that needed doing.
Last Spring she was out fighting the vines that were trying to eat our house & Azeleas.... this Spring, she could only smile at the flowers, so friends and I brought lots of them in as long as she could see them. It helped.
Thanks to all who knew her and cared.