Frank Petronio photographer

Mom at 82

My mother died on July 15. It was sudden and shocking yet peaceful, outdoors on a beautiful Summer day. She was spared a long slow decline and all indications are she didn’t suffer. While dying in your sleep remains the popular choice, I think this was a pretty fortunate way to exit. Seeing her body closed the matter for me and now it’s a matter of supporting my sister who hasn’t yet found quite the solace that I have. 

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