Mikenna Marcoux, Mona's friend Dear Mona, I was meant to be there for you today, but unfortunately things that are meant to be, don't always occur. Like in your untimely passing, you weren't meant to leave this earth yet, but you did. I guess things happen for a reason even if they weren't meant to be. I'm sorry I can't be there for you today. I wanted to be there for you and your family more than anything. Your family and friends miss you more than anything. I know I do. Thank you for being part of my life for as long as you were able to hold on and keep surviving. I'm truly so blessed to have known such a spark of life, a beaming ray of sunshine. Although the sadness hasn't gone away, I feel some comfort in knowing that your soul is still with each and every person that you crossed paths with. You were a special person, my sweet, beautiful, brilliant, unique, caring, kind, fun-loving, quirky, curious, amazing Mona. Please know that I love you Mona. We all love you. Your presence was and still is strong. You will continue to be missed always, however, let us be comforted by the happy memories that we share with you. Rest easy and in peace, beautiful Mona.
Maura Richards, Massachusetts Esther, my heart is broken for you and your family. You spoke so lovingly and protective of her. I cannot imagine your loss, but do hope your fond memories bring you peace during this very difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers. Maura
Keith E. Whiteman and Richard Perillo, San Francisco, CA Hi Esther, Alan, and Mac, I'm sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers today as always - sorry we could not be there in your moment of heartache. I am making a memorial CD for Mona and will send it on. Please forgive that we could not be there with you. We will come soon, Love, Richard and Keith
San Francisco, CA (picture by Keith E. Whiteman)
Manjula Donepudi and Joe Rebello Esther, I am heartbroken. We are devastated by this news and are heartbroken, and sad for you, Alan, and Mac and your whole family
Dorothy Whitmarsh , Mona's friend's mother Dear Esther! What an absolutely lovely service you put on yesterday. I thought the speakers were simply marvelous. And so many young people! Such a testimony to Mona's warm and generous spirit. I can't really imagine how Alan held himself together. I hope you Alan and Mac could feel the love for your family in the room. It was standing room only behind me! And what a treasure you have given all of us by sharing her writings! As well as that fabulous picture of her. I am going to read those pieces today when i have a quiet moment. I am sending you much love and many hugs, Dorothy
Monica Molina Villamarin, Mona's friend Dear Esther, I've been hoping to come to the service today. Unfortunately,I've been dealing with severe anemia for the last month and it is due to having a complicated pregnancy. I thought I would be able to recuperate enough before the service, but I am still feeling extremely weak. I am deeply sorry that I could not attend today. I have Mona and you in my heart and thoughts. I wish that the service turns out to be as beautiful as she deserves. My mother, husband, and I will continue to be thinking of how beautiful and special Mona is.
Sara and Henry Harary, relatives Florida Hi Esther, I will be in Florida but I hope u are ok I think of u all the time and hope ur finding strength to go forward.
Cristina and Dr Paul Mantia Muito bonito o Memorial da Mona no Domingo.
Eamon Patrick Fee, Boston, MA So sorry to hear this awful news. She was a lovely person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Amanda was shocked and extends her condolences. She is so sad for you. This event has made a huge impact on us. Time will never erase a loss of this magnitude. But get strong and stay strong for Alan and your son. i will always remember your family in our prayers and I know she has found the peace and happiness that she has longed for. She had returned to G'd and I do believe she has found happiness.
Ted Poretz Dear Esther and Alan, I was so sad to receive this and learn of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ted
Roger Stavis, New York, NY Esther: Words cannot express how sorry I am to learn of Mona’s death. I am not only saddened but a little shocked because when we last had contact she was doing so well and you told me about Birthright, etc. All I can do is help you in any was I can. Please let me know what I can do for you in this very trying time. Roger
Melkon and Nushie Garjarian, New York, NY Dear Esther,We are so sad for your loss. From the bottom of our hearts we express our condolences. With Love, Melkon and Nushie