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Concetta Klimko

January 7, 1929 — July 23, 2021

Devoted wife for 54 1/2 years to Raymond.
Loving daughter of the late Luigi and Madaline (nee Padula).
Treasured daughter-in-law of the late Casimir and Frances (nee Zelasko).
Dearest and caring mother of the late Raymond A. (Ann), Maria (Jose) Castrejon, Leonard, Concetta (David) Smyth, and Laura (David) Sarmas.
Fond grandmother of Jose A., Dominic (Brittany), Jaclyn, Stephanie (Bob) Quigley, and Christopher.
Cherished great grandmother of Owen and Charlotte.
Dear sister of the late Rita DiIacova, the late Marie (Allen) Segal, the late Elena (Carmen) Iacullo, the late Bernice (Frank) Tagliavia, the late Joseph (Dolores), the late Michael (Lucille), the late Anthony (Carol).
Aunt to many.

I was thinking about all my dearly departed family, friends and people I have met. They were all holding hands in a circle resonance in waves from me in the center. I was thinking about the wonders of God that was below and above us all as of the floor and ceiling was the boundary. Then I realize I had all the answers I need from my love ones and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I just have to ask them and attend Mass and I should have my answers to my questions. I can just see it now that my Aunts would give their answer while the rest of my Uncles and friends would chime in and give their answers. Then I would attend Mass and for some reason I get an answer to do. At times things do not go right and I realize it may be that I was hearing but not listening to my loves ones and God's message. I love them all and my heavenly Father. I do believe God is holding all whom I love in his hands. They have given me the knowledge, fortitude and the courage to do what is right. I thank them all in placing me into a happy life. May God hold you all that have gone to their heavenly home and us all left on earth to continue in God's Grace.

I dedicate this poem to all whom have gone before me. I call this poem "Good bye my lullaby"

I never thought this day will be
a day to hold forever and cry.
for this is the only thing I see
it is time to say good bye.

So she is gone and taken away from me
all I have are the dreams, tears, and lullabies
I will remember her and keep her as she be
for she will be in my heart of lows and highs.

She will be in my dreams of dreams
my prayers will be full of grace
because I will dance the choir it seems
to the full and beautiful face.

So live my sweet heart, for your heart is gold
it was you that made my treasure
for no one will equal to you I know
you were heavy with love but your fears light as a feather.

So I walk my path alone
wipe my tears and let them lie
and no more let my heart to mourn
my sweet, my love, good bye my lullaby.

Written by the Maria, Laura, Concetta, and Leonard

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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