Our mother Grace was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in the small town of Hawthorn. The stories she told us of her childhood memories with her mother Anna, father Edward, and brother Jean, were always about the wonderful times spent with a loving family.

After meeting and marrying our father, her life changed dramatically with a move to a new country and a new language. It is extraordinary that what must have seemed like an overwelming situation, she was able to turn into an exciting adventure. She learned the Spanish language and customs to the extent that most thought she was a native of her new home Caracas, Venezuela.

When she returned to the U.S. in the late 1950's, she found herself with the new challenge of raising two small children as a single mother. These were difficult times for her, but still she made them memorable for both of us.

We will remember our mother as someone who always looked on the bright side of life. Her strongest virtue was seeing the good in everyone she met. She touched us in little ways that will remain in our hearts for our lifetime.

This web site is dedicated to the memory of our mom. We'll miss her dearly and always keep her in our hearts.

- In loving memory, her sons Alfredo and Ed


Photo Gallery
Memorial Service in Dallas
Quicktime Movie of Mom Singing
My Grandchildren Alfredo and Andreas
My son Ed and his family

This is a picture of Mom's grave site in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. It was taken by Ed at a memorial service. Click on it to see a larger image.

Mom's faith in the powers of Saint Jude, the patron of difficult and desparate cases, was very strong. If you care to make a donation in her name, please contact the Dominican Fathers at:

Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus
2390 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 931-5919