The following is from Lisa Ramaci, Steven Vincent’s wife.
Allow me to begin by saying how grateful and deeply touched I am by the many people who have called, emailed, written or otherwise contacted me to tell me how sorry they were about Steven’s death, and offering their help in what is a very difficult time. I am truly blessed to have such caring, loving friends, family and even acquaintances whom I have not yet had the privilege of meeting, and your concern has helped me in more than one dark hour. Thank you so very much. I hope you understand that, at this point, due to the sheer volume of contact and all the details I had to arrange, I have not been able to respond to each of you personally, but when this is all over and I have some time on my hands, I fully intend to do so. But you are in my thoughts.
I wanted to give those of you who are interested the information regarding this weekend’s wake and the funeral following. Steven will be waked Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, at:
Peter Jarema Funeral Home
129 East 7th Street
between 1st Avenue and to Avenue A
2-5 and 7-9 each day
For those of you driving, the north side of the street that the funeral home is on has lots of reserved spaces; just make sure to go in and, right by the door, pick up a FUNERAL tag for your car so you don’t get ticketed.
The funeral service will be held Monday morning, 9:30 AM, at Middle Collegiate Church, on the southeast corner of 7th Street and 2nd Avenue. This is the church Steven and I were married in, and I think it only appropriate to close the circle by having the service there. It will be open to anyone who wants to attend.
Following the church service, Steven will be buried in a private ceremony at Green-Wood Cemetary in Brooklyn. If anyone unable to attend would like a prayer card, please e me your address and I will send one to you.
I will be planning a memorial service for Steven, to occur some time in mid-September. I am also going to begin exploring the possibility of creating a foundation in his honor, but that must be for different days.
Thank you all again for your support and love; I will never be fully able to tell you how much it means to me. Steven was proud to call you his friends, and so am I.
And please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might want to receive it.
[a former member]
2005-08-09 14:37:51 UTC
Mar 12 2008
Straits Of Mackinac, Michigan