Dear Kat, Kandi, and John,
I was so saddened when Kat texted me Wednesday of your mom's sudden passing. I love the photo of her as it brings back memories when I was younger. She always had a wonderful smile. My thoughts and prayers have been with the three of you all week. Love you all.
I've known this family since I was 7 yro, beginning with Kandi in my 2nd grade classroom. Going through Forest Hills, Disston Middle and Boca Ciega, Ms. Mary was part of that journey as she was active as a parent volunteer and working at local schools. Over the years, knowing Ms. Mary was dealing with pain, I would ask Kandi to give her mom a "gentle hug" from me. She no longer has pain and the family has a true angel watching over them. I'm sending Love and Light to Kandi, Kat, John, and the family, along with prayers of peace during this time of loss.
I was so sorry to read of Mary's passing. I worked with Mary at Boca Ciega High for over 10 years and have fond memories. We laughed and shared stories through the years. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family.