|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1983|
My Mother Kept A Garden
My Mother kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things,
That gave my life its start.
She turned me to the sunshine,
And encouraged me to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rains came,
She protected me enough;
But not too much, she knew I'd need
To stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example,
Always taught me right from wrong;
Markers for my pathway
To last my whole life long.
I am my Mother's garden,
I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from me.
Published in the Chicago Tribune (IL) on Feb.13, 1983:
Esther Podboy, nee Pecaro, beloved wife of Alfred, loving mother of Ronald, Donna, Peggy and Patricia; grandmother of James; fond sister of August and Joseph. Memorial Mass Monday, 11:30 a.m. at St. Ferdinand Church.
Joseph Edward Pecoraro (1896 - 1950)
Esther Helen Borris Pecaro (1899 - 1969)
Alfred Podboy (1923 - 2012)*
Peggy Marie Podboy (1948 - 1999)*
August John Pecaro (1921 - 2000)*
Esther Frances Pecaro Podboy (1922 - 1983)
Delores Catherine Pecaro Redd (1924 - 1968)*
Ruth Marie Pecaro Grendzinski (1925 - 1972)*
Joseph Edward Pecaro (1929 - 1992)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Pacific Ocean near Palos Verdes, California and Castle Rock Lake, Juneau County, Wisconsin
Created by: Patti Podboy
Record added: Nov 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31840423
Added: Mar. 23, 2015
Added: Mar. 7, 2015
You last smiled at me 32 years ago, but I feel your love always. You wore many hats in your short life: daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, friend, neighbor. I'm so very proud you were my mom because you made me what I am today.|
Added: Feb. 11, 2015
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