This photo was taken almost 52 years ago to the day — me (I still have that christening gown) and my sponsors, Aunt Carol (my mother's younger sister) and her fiance Frank. They were married about a month-and-a-half later and had a brand new baby of their own, also a girl, on April Fool's Day of the following year. They had four children altogether, another girl and then two boys. One of their boys, Kevin, the youngest, died of cancer a few years ago.
Tragically, on November 1st, Frankie and his sister-in-law were killed in a car accident — the brothers and their wives had been travelling, taking care of family business out of state.
Today, we lay Frank to rest with his son. Rest in peace, Frankie.