Winifred C. Fitzgerald, RIP
My mother died over the weekend. Here's her obit
. So much has been said about her in recent days. She was variously described as caring, loving, passionate, intense and the list goes on. They're all accurate descriptions. But my favorite came from a brother, who said, 'She was a force of nature. They don't make them like her anymore.' She was indeed a classic matriarch -- always in motion and thinking of others right to the end. I got to say a long good-bye and, numerous times, tell her how much I loved her, as did others, and I feel blessed we had those hard but miraculous last days, weeks and months with her. She led a beautiful life -- and left behind beautiful memories.