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It Was a Wonderful Life (the one on Earth)

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Esther Maria Fontova stopped breathing yesterday Sept. 29th. She was 83 and spent almost her entire life in daily contact with the man she fell in love with at fifteen...then with their four children...then with their nine grandchildren. Yes, I wrote almost daily contact. Somehow she also found time for a career as a professor of mathematics.

She lived by the phrase that titles this post. It was her daily motto. She radiated love and joy. Lucky were her friends and all who--even briefly--enjoyed her company. Blessed is her family who basked in her lifetime of unremitting love and surrounded her upon her peaceful passing at her home of almost fifty years.

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5 comments to It Was a Wonderful Life (the one on Earth)

  • Humberto, beautiful photos. Heartfelt condolences to all the Fontova family, and may all your happy memories bless you and ease the pain of your loss. Abrazos, Ziva

  • antonio2009

    My deepest condolences. I know what you are experiencing, as I lost my mother when she was 81. It was a blessing that she lived beyond 80.

  • Carlos Eire

    Words always fail at such moments, but you have transcended the moment, Humberto. Beautiful post.
    Deep, heartfelt condolences. Been there, know what it feels like.
    Your family is beautiful. Many blessings on all.

  • Carlos Eire

    Words always fail in the face of such a great loss, but you have transcended the moment, Humberto.
    Beautiful and very moving post.
    Deepest, heartfelt condolences. And many blessings on your beautiful family.

  • My most sincere condolences, Humberto. May she rest in peace.