“Our hearts are so heavy and we can use all the prayers you can give,” one friend wrote. “May our God wrap his loving arms around her boys, husband, mother, brother, sister in law and nephew. RIP sweetie. We love you.”
Another wrote: “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.”
That is so true. The lives of many changed Sunday by the sudden death of Mary Ann Prestigiacomo. But she would want all of her friends and family to march on, fight the good fight, and cherish her love and memory. Her sudden death should motivate us all to appreciate life and remember, there are no guarantees. That is reality.
— Chris Morris is an assistant editor at the News and Tribune. Reach him at 812-206-2155 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org