A Life Well Lived by taffy

A Life Well Lived

It's been a hard week, saying final farewells to my mom, and because of COVID concerns, doing so via Zoom.

She was a remarkable woman. A little about her...Born in Chicago in 1922, she spent her childhood and much of her adult life in the Chicago metropolitan area. She married Jack L. Raphael in 1946. She was active in the Jewish communities in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs through her work with Sisterhood and Hadassah and in community libraries through their book club programs. She volunteered throughout her life, from helping shelter dogs become more adoptable to work supporting museums of art. She loved the arts, from theater to music to the visual arts. Jean and Jack founded Raphael’s Pharmacy in Harvey, IL, a forerunner in providing surgical supplies, supporting residents in the area for 40 years. She herself summed up her life in one of her last conversations, indicating that she felt ‘lucky’ to have lived the life she did.

Very, very sorry for the loss of your mother. This is a lovely tribute to her. Nicely done.
February 23rd, 2021  
I'm so sorry for your loss
February 23rd, 2021  
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mum sounds like such a remarkable woman, with such a giving and loving heart. May she always be in your heart. Much love.
February 23rd, 2021  
You were lucky to have had her as your Mom. Please accept my condolences at your great loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry to hear of your loss, particularly hard in these strange times. Your Mom sounds like a remarkable woman and someone to remember with both love and pride. Thinking of you.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sending thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. What a beautiful tribute to her with your lovely capture and narrative.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sounds like she had a very full and caring life. Sad times, but she gave so much to others through her life, and spread joy far beyond her close family and friends.
A time of sorrow, but also a celebration of a life so well fulfilled.
February 23rd, 2021  
my sympathies
February 23rd, 2021  
What a beautiful tribute to your Mom. She was an indeed a giver like my Mom. A life well lived. My heart goes out to you as you grieve.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sad times but such a well-lived life. Sorry for your loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
a long life well and wisely lived. my sympathies to you and your family, miss taffy.
February 23rd, 2021  
Heartbreaking, so very sorry for you loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
I am sorry for your loss. May you be filled with peace at this time.
February 23rd, 2021  
A life well lived. She will leave friends and families behind who will miss her. I'm saddened for your loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
What a wonderful tribute. So very sorry you were not able to be there.
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry for your loss, Taffy. What difficult times these are. This is a lovely tribute to your Mom - know she is proud of you. My prayers are with you
February 23rd, 2021  
I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother, plus the difficult conditions.
February 23rd, 2021  
What a wonderful sentiment Taffy for your Mom to have that she felt lucky at the life she had led. A comforting memory for you and one of many I am sure of your dear Mom that you will treasure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. A beautiful tribute.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sounds like a woman to be proud of. Beautiful remembrance
February 23rd, 2021  
I am very sorry for your loss. A lovely tribute to your mom.
February 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful remembrance. So sorry for you loss and so sad that you can't be with the family, other than zoom.
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry Taffy,my heartfelt sympathy and condolences in your loss .- after the initial grief I am sure you will have so many happy memories
February 23rd, 2021  
Nice remembrance of your Mother. Sorry for your loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry for your loss, Taffy...What a wonderful tribute to your mother who seems to have lived a full, good life.
February 23rd, 2021  
Thinking of you and know that sorrow, grief and gratitude that goes with loosing your dear mum.... (mine passed November 2020)
Arohanui x
February 23rd, 2021  
I am so sorry. What a lovely tribute.
February 23rd, 2021  
Kat
With deepest sympathy I am sorry to read about your mother, may she R.I.P
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry to hear of your loss Taffy. A wonderful tribute to your Mum who had a very fulfilled life.
February 23rd, 2021  
Heartfelt condolences to you and the family Taffy. A wonderful tribute to a remarkable woman.
February 23rd, 2021  
A life well lived. That's the best way to have our lives characterized. I know loss is always hard, and made more difficult because of Covid. Take care of you.
February 23rd, 2021  
So very sorry for your loss. This is a fitting tribute to your Mother.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sounds a life lived to the fullest. Sorry for your loss.
February 23rd, 2021  
so very sorry for your loss, beautiful tribute
February 23rd, 2021  
She sounds like an amazing woman who lived a rich life. I am so sorry for such a hard loss, my best to you
February 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful tribute to your lovely Mom. Thank you for posting a little about her life. She had remarkable life caring for and inspiring others.
February 23rd, 2021  
How hard it is for you during covid times. Take strength from all the lovely memories you have of your lovely mum.
February 23rd, 2021  
She sounds like a very special mum. Treasure your memories. Thinking of you across the ocean.
February 23rd, 2021  
You must feel very proud to be able to write that tribute Taffy. A wonderful woman who filled her life helping & caring for the people around her....a fitting tribute for all the building bricks of her life.
So very sorry, no matter how old we are when we lose our mother we really feel on our own....thinking of you.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sorry for your loss it is such a hard time to lose loved ones. I imagine she was very proud of you.
February 23rd, 2021  
A great story of your Mums life. You should be proud of her/ So sorry for your loss
February 23rd, 2021  
What a lovely tribute to your Mum. I'm so sorry for your loss Taffy.
February 23rd, 2021  
I know how awful it is losing your mother and my heart goes out to you. This is a wonderful tribute and your mother sounds like mine - someone who gave so much of their life in helping others. A fantastic tribute to her.
February 23rd, 2021  
Oh, Taffy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mum sounds like a very special lady, and you too were 'lucky' to have her as your mum. A life well lived is as good as you can get. Big hugs. xx
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry for your loss Taffy... lovely tribute to your mom... sending prayers for you and your family.
February 23rd, 2021  
Many condolences Taffy from myself and Marco. Such an intense and fruitful life
February 23rd, 2021  
A lovely tribute to your Mum.Deepest sympathy to you and your family
February 23rd, 2021  
Very sorry for your loss - a life spanning almost a century ...
Nice tribute, my thoughts are with you
February 23rd, 2021  
Very sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable woman. As you are too..❤
February 23rd, 2021  
All your photos and other life activities are her tribute.
February 23rd, 2021  
So very sorry. (My Mom passed 3 months ago.) I will keep you in my thoughts.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sad times. Sounds like quite a life. Can't imagine all the changes she saw.
February 23rd, 2021  
So sorry to hear of your loss, Taffy. You've referred to her many times throughout the years on 365. Your wonderful memories will keep her with you always.
February 23rd, 2021  
I'm so sorry for your loss. Beautiful remembrance.
February 23rd, 2021  
Beautiful tribute, so very sorry for your loss 💕

I lost my father three months ago, having to farewell them via zoom just makes it so much harder.
February 23rd, 2021  
Sorry for your loss, Taffy, especially in these difficult times. Lovely tribute, it sounds like your mom's life was so well lived!
February 23rd, 2021  
Heartfelt love and condolences to you and your family. Loved reading her mini bio, a super insight into a woman of character with such a helping heart. Deepest love with you today and in the days and weeks to come.
February 24th, 2021  
What a remarkable life. My sympathy. Losing a mom is so hard.
February 24th, 2021  
So sorry for your loss, Taffy. It must have been hard to not be there in person.
February 25th, 2021  
I am so sorry for your loss, Taffy. This is a beautiful tribute to her and It sounds like she was a wonderful person.
February 25th, 2021  
Such a beautiful tribute to your mom. Words always seem so inadequate in times like these. May all your memories and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
February 25th, 2021  
A beautiful tribute to your Mum. Sorry for your loss Taffy
February 25th, 2021  
So sorry to hear your sad news Taffy. A lovely tribute to your mum.
February 25th, 2021  
What a beautiful tribute to your mom of blessed memory. She was fortunate to have had a long and active life. Her activities reminded me of my mom who passed in 2014. She was also active in Hadassah and sisterhood and dearly loved the theater and music. How lucky we were to be their daughters.
February 25th, 2021  
Our sympathies Taffy. Rhoda and I are thinking of you.
February 25th, 2021  
I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you sharing part of her story with us. 🙏🏼
February 26th, 2021  
Aww so sorry for your loss Taffy, your mom sounds like a wonderful person..................thinking of you during this difficult time!
February 26th, 2021  
A life well lived indeed. I am so sorry, Taffy. Prayers for you and your family.
February 26th, 2021  
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. Reading about her life, such a charming and beautiful person. My thoughts are with you and your family.
February 27th, 2021  
What a wonderful life well lived and a lovely tribute
March 2nd, 2021  
What a wonderful woman she was, I know it was a joy to be her daughter. Please accept my sincere condolences.
March 2nd, 2021  
So sorry to come looking for you and find that you have suffered such loss in such difficult times. Lovely to read your tribute here and to spend a moment getting to know something of your mother, as it were. Take care.
March 2nd, 2021  
I am very sorry for your loss,Taffy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
March 6th, 2021  
I'm so sorry to hear that your beloved mum past away. My condolences. I wish you lots of strength 💋
March 9th, 2021  
I thought I had missed seeing you recently and now I know why. My heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family on the loss of such a wonderful lady. Now I can see where a lot of your talent comes from having had her love for the arts and all of life influencing you as you grew up. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow but hopefully you will find strength and comfort in your loving memories of your mom too.
March 13th, 2021  
Not logging in so often to 365 currently but do try to catch up when I do. So sorry to hear of your loss. She certainly sounds like a wonderful and remarkable woman who clearly touched so many lives in a meaningul way. Take care
March 19th, 2021  
@4rky. Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts.
March 19th, 2021  
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