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Jeffrey


Submitted by: Janice (mom)
Born: 1986
Died: 2016
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 relief in drugs. I wake up every morning missing you terribly since that day one year ago when you died of a drug overdose. I miss our long talks, I miss your hugs. I miss you calling me little mom. I miss you telling me that you loved me more than anyone in the world. Three days before your death you told me that you wanted to change your life, and promised that you were DONE with drugs. I ask myself. WHY? WHAT WENT WRONG? All I know is the drugs Won and 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

Brianna Rose Albanese


Submitted by: Erica Albanese
Born: 1996
Died: 2017
My Tribute: My sister was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. Full of spunk, she was bright, intelligent, funny, generous and caring. She did everything in her power to help those around her reach sobriety and she was always there for anyone in need. She wanted nothing more than a normal life for herself and she put up the strongest fight until this disease took her. I will not remember her as an addict, but as my beautiful, courageous, and loving baby sister who is now my guardian angel.

I love you and miss you so much, Bri. Always on my mind and forever in my heart, I'll be seeing you.

Daniel J Strong

Submitted by: Deanna Murphy
Born: 1977
Died: 2016
My Tribute: My brother my heart may you finally be at peace with your demons.
I love you forever "Danny Boy"

Matthew R. Natale


Submitted by: Judy Natale
Born: 1991
Died: 2017
My Tribute: A piece of my heart died 4/2/2017 with my sweet little boy. What's left of it swells with gratitude for having had 25 years of love from a sweet, kind, loving son. Be at peace my little Smooter knowing you are well loved.

Christopher Rapp


Submitted by: Dolores Rapp Cordeiro
Born: 1981
Died: 2014
My Tribute: Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I love you Chris, and miss you terribly.
-Mom-

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