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In Memory of Mary Ann (Shipmaven)

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by bob, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Tobyn

    Tobyn Well-Known Member

    I saw a quote today that I think is appropriate, and I'd like to share:

    "Family isn't about whose blood you have in you. It's about those who you LOVE and those who LOVE you."

    It is rather apparent that Mary Ann was family to us all . . . .
     
  2. Charles

    Charles Captain Weather

    Thank you Bob,

    and thank you all


    charles
     
  3. ewheelock

    ewheelock Well-Known Member

    It is so amazing that one person could have such an effect on so many people! Many of us never met her in person but she has left so much love and compassion for all of us!

    THANK YOU
     
  4. Judi

    Judi Well-Known Member

    Thank you for starting this, bOBERT!

    Let me tell you why I'll miss my Sis until the day I die:

    Even though we weren't "blood" relatives, we were Sisters in every other way. We laughed together and we cried together. I shared my deepest secrets with her. She was my shoulder to lean on when I cried. She was my biggest fan when I tried and succeeded. She was my rock when I tried and fell short. She used to be sooooo busy, and when I'd send a quickie email and say I didn't want to bug her, she would immediately respond, "I always have time for you, Sis." When I didn't call or email, I'd get a reminder, "You're awfully quiet, Sis...what's wrong?" And usually, there was something wrong. She never missed my or Michael's (or Colleen's or Meghan Anne's) Birthdays, our Anniversary, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc., etc., etc.

    Yes, Michael and I will miss you deeply, Sis, and no one will ever fill the void that was left when you entered into your final "cruise." Godspeed.
     
  5. elliottsmama

    elliottsmama Well-Known Member

    Thank you Mary Ann for everything!
     
  6. NewMoon

    NewMoon Active Member

    Thank you Mary Ann. Sunflower is my Nana Pat and Calgon is my Grandpa. I'm sorry I never met you. My sister and I really liked the cruise to Bermuda. I'm glad I'm a duck. Quack.
     
  7. debowah

    debowah Well-Known Member

    Thank you, my "unmet" friend. RIP MaryAnn
     
  8. sail7seas

    sail7seas Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Mary Ann. You were a very special lady.
     
  9. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    When PizzaBoy won his gold medal in Special Olympics last week, the first person I contacted was Mary Ann. Why not family, you might ask? Well, she is family. Thank you for EVERYTHING, dear friend. xoxo
     
  10. mrsrocster

    mrsrocster Well-Known Member

    Very sweet Lisa......Shipmaven would be beaming from ear to ear.....well, she is.....just from much farther afar than we'd like.......

    Congrats PizzaBoy! Job well done!
     
  11. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Well you were quiet a lot, every time I talked to her I would ask, "have you heard from Judi" and she would say "Not for a while"...........

    Guess we need to talk more now..
    Not the other brother... remember Micheal and I are twins, he's just taller

    Love you
     
  12. seagrandaddy&seagrandma

    seagrandaddy&seagrandma Well-Known Member

    Thank you Bob for giving all of us an opportunity to express our gratitude to Mary Ann for being the gracious lady she was. She made everyone feel so special. Thank you Mary Ann.
     
  13. jk

    jk Well-Known Member

    I too didn't think that I had any more tears left until I read this thread.
    Thank you.... to all. Mary Ann was the most gracious, generous, kind, thoughtful person that I have ever known.
    God must have needed her more than us but I do not know why. I will miss you my dear friend....love you Mary Ann.
     
  14. glo-ree-bee

    glo-ree-bee Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Bob, first for your beautiful tribute to Mary Ann as you started this thread.

    I never knew Mary Ann but always saw her handle so I knew she was a regular.

    One who touches another's life with love, tenderness, and a caring nature whether as a friend or as a concerned and dedicated travel agent is one who will always be missed. So many of you have met her or known her personally and you are truly blessed. Some of us only know her by her comments here on CA and through her comments we found her to be a very special person.

    Pain of the forever absence of her presence here will stay with loyal friends a long time. Her wonderful journey to a better place has just begun. I wish her safe passage into the everloving arms of one who loves her as His own child.

    Thank you,

    Gloria (grb)
     
  15. Cruisinpat

    Cruisinpat Well-Known Member

    When a Loved One becomes a memory, that memory becomes a Treasure. Thank God for the Treasure that is Mary Ann -- You will be missed!
     
  16. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    I just saw that you used the pic of Mary Ann I posted. This is when she was 21 years old! She was a beautiful woman and stayed beautiful her entire life.
     
  17. gottagoacruzn

    gottagoacruzn Well-Known Member

    Oh, sorry to hear about MaryAnne, knew her from these posts.
     
  18. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    I never met Mary Ann personally but she was always kind and thoughtful... I remember a few years back, a small package arrived at our door with a note... “Buried St Joseph and it will help sell your house." No questions... We were very forunate to be among the Bermuda Duck crew on the Veendam, she help Rick make it a very special retirement cruise....
     
  19. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Well-Known Member

    Mary Ann was beautiful both inside and out. She touched the lives of so many people in such a wonderful and positive way. She will be forever in our hearts.
    :bawl:
     
  20. bob

    bob Chief Engineer Staff Member

    Barbara,

    She left an impression on everyone she touched, those that did not appreciate or see the value in that touch, did not understand the person that was touching them.
     

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