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Gemma A. Lavey
In Memory of
Gemma A.
Lavey (Del Ponte)
1921 - 2018
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The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Anna & David (with Nia and Elias)

Dear Rita and Eddie, and extended family, What a gem Gemma was! What a gift to everyone who knew her. We became neighbors more than a decade ago, and friends shortly after that. Gemma and Rita loved on our little Nia as we brought our first baby home from the hospital - we had to insist to Gemma that 4 freezer meals were truly enough! I think of Gemma sitting out on the porch on summer evenings, rarely alone. There was always a friend or neighbor who stopped and sat for a while to shoot the breeze, greet everyone who walked by, and share a laugh. We've stayed in touch since then, and even though we moved halfway round the world to Istanbul, Turkey, Gemma and Rita have kept in touch with encouraging notes and gifts. 2 little kids in Istanbul still walk around proudly sporting Cape Cod sweatshirts! We send our love and share thankfulness with you for this life well lived.
Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 3:54 am
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