Kisses(Connie) passes away

Boat boy

Mike, I never met you or Connie. But I can only imagine how tough it must be to lose your life partner. I found this poem and hope that at some time down the road it may bring some comfort to you.

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me--but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me - But Let me Go!

Tom (Boat boy)


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Mike, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

Jeff and Patti


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My mom wrote me and let me know.......I'm ever so sorry to hear the sad news and can imagine how much your heart is aching. I hope the love and memories you've shared help to ease the pain as time goes by. All our best..........


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Our Mini-Meet last Fall:

Cruise Cutie - we did have such a lovey time on the Mariner together. :smile: If you have a photo, could you post it? I lost every one of our Mos@ic photos when my computer crashed.

Mike - We love you!!! (((HUGS)))


I'm on Island Time
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Mike, I'm so sorry for this great loss. Please accept our condolences.

John & April


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Mike! Rosemary and I are so sorry.We met you and Connie on the group cruise last year. again we are so sorry!!!

red stripe

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I am also in total shock. I had just come onto the computer and saw the message from Suer.

Now I have to go tell Jim this terrible news. He is outside gardening.

I also had no idea that things were so critical.
Both E and I had meet them many times, and Connie was the sweetest lady.
Never a harsh word for anyone, and so thoughtful.

The last time we saw them were at their home in Florida, and we were hoping that they would spend time with us when they made the trek back South this winter.

Mike, I am speaking for both Jim and I here.
Our care, concern and love go out to you.


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Tears are streaming down my cheeks as I type this My Friend. As I said on the phone Bud ... We are here for U and U BEST use us. U and your family will be in Our Thoughts & Prayers as U deal with the difficult times and issues ahead of U.

connie seabee

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I am totally stunned by the news. I had the pleasure of meeting Connie on the Mos@ic cruise. I remember her as such a sweet and fun person.

Mike, Lyn and I send our deepest condolences to you and the family.

Corky, such a lovely photo, thanks for posting it.


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I couldn't help but shed some tears when Suer called me yesterday with the sad news. Mike - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your kids. Connie was an amazing person and Keith and I are so grateful to have met the two of you. Here's a photo of one of the happy times when we were waiting to board the Mariner.



Cruise Hubby

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From MOS@IC cruise 2005. Photos of Hooked (Mike) Kisses (Connie), Cruise cutie (Joanne), Connie Seabee (Connie) and tablemates (Mike, Connie, Corrine, John, Coral, Denny, Joanne and Mark). Very fond memories.



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I am stunned by the news, as well. Dearest Mike/Hooked, the three of us send our condolences to you and your family, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

When I think of Kisses, I am brought back to the first C@ gathering in Atlantic City that my family attended. My family and I went to breakfast Saturday morning in the hotel, and there was an empty table next to a couple who were mid-way through their meal. The woman waved us over, and invited us to sit next to them. This was Connie/Kisses, and this moment of kindness is one that has never left my memories.

Hugs to all.

Lisa, Neil, and PizzaBoy


Well-Known Member sorry to hear of Connie's passing... It was a pleasue meeting you both on a cruise and also in Niagara Falls at a Mini meet....

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time...Ellie and Mike


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Thank you, iluvcruzin and Cruise Hubby for posting the pictures. It is so nice to see Connie (and everyone!) in the pictures. It makes my heart feel warm, although, so very sad.

Lisa - your description of perfect! That is how she was. :smile:


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I never had the pleasure of meeting Connie. She sounds like a lovely woman who will be much missed and so fondly remembered! My deepest condolences to "Hooked" and to all of Connie's family and friends at this time of great sorrow.

I have offered up this poem before (too many times). It was sent to me when my dear Dad passed away and it brought me great comfort. I hope Mike, that in time, you find some comfort in it too.

And That is Dying

Henry Van Dyke

“I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: “there, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying .”



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I, too, was shocked to read this sad news. Hooked, you and your family will be in my prayers. May God's grace and comfort see you through this terrible time.

Gayle V

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Mike, I'm so sorry to offer my condolences so late. Just know that you have my deepest sympathy.


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Wow! Just checked in while waiting for our flight. We are shocked and saddened to read this. Our deepest condolences to Mike during his time of grief . . . . .