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David Paul Borandi

Submitted by: Elizabeth Borandi Sanger
Born: 1981
Died: 2016
My Tribute: A Single Grain of Sand
Elizabeth Sanger – October 21, 2016
(I wrote this for my son not longer after he died)

I placed this kiss upon your brow
for you have left me now
I grieve when I wake
I grieve when I sleep
But to you my promise I did keep

I am leaving you now.
Was I wrong to deem
that my life is now in this dream?
Yet hope has been dreamed away
within a night and within a day.
Are you a vision or an impression
which is therefore any less gone?
All that I see or have seen
is all but a dream within a dream.

I stand among the beckoning roar
at the edge of a damned and tormented shore.
Grasping tightly in my hand
are the grains of white colored sand.
How many, how few and how they creep
from my fingers into the deep.
I weep for a loss the pain that I weep!
As I cannot grasp
any with a tighter clasp?
Why can I not save a single grain
from the angry wave?
Is this all that I see it would seem
a dream within a dream?

I placed a kiss upon your brow
for in that moment you have left me now
I grieve you when I wake
I grieve you when I sleep
My son, my promise to you I forever shall keep

Shane McGlaughlin

Submitted by: Mother
Born: 1978
Died: 2015
My Tribute: My heart breaks and this pain will never pass from my life. You had a heart of Gold and everyone loved you. It only takes one time to get a drug that would kill you. Miss you so much and love you forever Shane. Mom

Christina Vance

Submitted by: Mother -Shelly
Born: 3/87
Died: 3/17
My Tribute: Our sweet, beautiful daughter,Christina ,passed away 3/30/2017 from accidental heroin laced with Fentanyl overdose . We miss her and love her so so much . She had a good ❤️ And was loved by many . S

Patrick William Troup

Submitted by: Mother
Born: 1985
Died: 2016
My Tribute: Life will never be the same without you wandering here among us
Brightest eyes and shining smile
That loving way you had about you
We never had the time to say good bye.

Hail! the 30 years we had together loving compassionate brave kind soul. you will always live in my heart.

Jesse DeMeule

Submitted by: Mom
Born: 7/92
Died: 5/17
My Tribute: My light, my world my greatest love. I wish you could see how many people loved you. Over and over I hear how kind, loving and supportive you were to others not to mention how you made everyone laugh through your own struggles and pain. You lifted so many people up and did anything you could for others, I only wish you could have done it for yourself. You were worthy of all love even if you didn't know it. With every breathe I think of you and love you my son Jesse Always


Submitted by: Janice (mom)
Born: 9/86
Died: 4/16
My Tribute: To my son Jeff. Your energy was contagious. Your outgoing personality and good looks made heads turn when you walked into a room. Your love for making sure everyone in your presence knew who you were. You had the ability to have everything wonderful in life, although something was missing. You were so unhappy with yourself, that you found a relief in drugs. I wake up every morning missing you terribly, since that day 1 year ago that you had passed by overdosing. I miss our long talks, I miss your hugs, I miss you calling me little mom. And I miss you telling me I was the best mom in the world, and you love me more than anyone in the world. 3 days before your death, you told me that you wanted to change your life. You promised me that you were DONE with drugs!! I ask myself. WHY? WHAT WENT WRONG? All I know know is that my heart is broken. I love you unconditionally son. I will wait heartbroken until the day I take my last breath and you meet me in heaven. Rest In Peace my beautiful boy! Love you forever mom ♥️

Janel Marie Wells

Submitted by: Mom
Born: 1992
Died: 2017
My Tribute: Janel our hearts are broken. You never gave up , your journey was short but it was hard and we didn't realize your strength until you were gone. You helped so many others who struggled along the way and you brought laughter and hope to those like you who battled this disease of addiction as well as mental health. The void of your presence is unbearable the loss of what could have been is devastating. My beautiful daughter stolen from us by a drug called Fentanyl on January 28th 2017 at 24 years old may you be free and happy held in the arms of our Lord, Jesus. I cant wait to see you again my heart will not rest until then. Mom and dad love you Pooh.

Tharneishar goode

Submitted by: LaTangela Goode
Born: 1966
Died: 2017
My Tribute: loving daughter sister,mothergrandmother,niece,aunt,cousin and friens.Loat hear battle with Alcohol addiction on April 14,2017.She will truluy be missed

In Memory Of Paul Siano

Submitted by: Denise Siano
Born: 1986
Died: 2016
My Tribute: For my sweet son Paul Siano 7/28/86-2/7/16.
A heart filled with kindness and love, a gentle soul that helped so many in the short time he was here........Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul... Always and forever in our hearts xoxox


Submitted by: Lillian
Born: 1985
Died: 2017
My Tribute: My Beautiful Son amazing father, son, brother and friend. You are deeply loved and missed by all whose life you touch. The heavens opened up to receive you on March 5, 2017; that day my heart broke because I was not ready for you to leave. I know you are well and at peace. I can only dream of the day when we are reunited. I feel your presence all around and see your smiling eyes in your children. God comfort and strengthen those of us who mourn you. We will continue to shine your Spirit Light through our memories of you and our enduring love for you. Always & Forever In Our Hearts