I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Irene. She was very dear and important to our family because of her care for my mother, Gerry Tremblay Zuk. She first helped my mother by cleaning her home on a regular basis for almost two decades. My mother needed a little extra help since she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm when she was 44 years old. Irene watched out for her like a sister. When my mother's health declined in her early 70's and she needed round the clock care at home, it could not have been done without Irene's hard work, commitment, encouragement, and love. Even after the inevitable came and my mother could not be taken care of at home, Irene found a way to visit her in Swampscott at the nursing home by using the Ride or with a buddy. She was a friend to the end.
I live in CA but last saw your Mom at her nursing facility in September. Of course, she was on the lookout for her roommates and had hopes of making a comeback. That kind of spirit got her to 87 years old with most of that time living independently.
My husband, John, and I often visited with your mother and father after my mother's departure. We read the Bible and talked about God and Heaven and they are definitely there now, in His care. That is a great comfort in the midst of this sorrow.
Your parents gravesite is within eyeshot of my parent's and brother, Norm, who died in January of this year. She often put flowers on my mother's grave when she visited your father's... She used to joke that we would be together forever and that is the truth.
My family and I will never forget your mother as long as we live and will be eternally grateful to her for the kindness she showed our mother. Our lives were better because of your mother.
May God comfort you as you say goodbye to your Mom... I hope it helps to know that we care and mourn with you.
Sincerely, Marilyn (Zuk) & John Nugent, Peter Zuk, and Gregory Zuk"
– Marilyn Zuk Nugent, Friend,
South San Francisco, CA, Apr 19, 2017