Sunday, June 28, 2009

Deenie, at rest at last

Deenie died peacefully yesterday, Saturday June 27, in the afternoon, at her home near Boston.

The hospice had adjusted Deenie's medications and she was not in pain in her last days. She went gently, and as she has wished, in a familiar and comfortable environment. She was just two days short of her 70th birthday.

I have limited internet access but wanted to post this quick note, with thanks to all of you who prayed so generously for Deenie in intercessions that encirced the globe and embraced this noble spirit, friend, worker for justice, intellectual, and loving human being.

All is well here. I have slept and rested a lot, attended the joyful Bar Mitzvah of a dear friend's son, and done some work (there is more to come) on a Big Theological Tome. Went to a glorious gospel-music Mass today and sang and clapped and felt and heard the Spirit. Not that She doesn't speak quietly too, She does -- but She must sing out and so must we.

Happy Pride Weekend to friends in New York, San Francisco, Paris, and many other places. Thinking of you with love, pride, hope for a welcoming world, and commitment to making it so.


June Butler said...

May Deenie rest in peace and rise in glory. And I know she will.

Algernon said...

You've been a very good friend to Deenie during this time.

Ji Jang Bosal.

Bill Carroll said...

Let light perpetual shine upon her. May God be gracious unto her and give her peace.

eileen said...

May God hold her in the palm of her hand.

susankay said...

..and give her peace.


Fran said...

Deenie rest in peace. I am so late to this... My prayers have been ongoing however.

It is good to know that she is at rest and that she died at home in peace.

I am sorry for the loss of your friend, but I know you are so grateful that you got to be with her in Boston not too long ago.

Ken said...

Boruch Dayan Emet.

Padre Rob+ said...

Memory Eternal! May she rest in Christ's peace and love. You and her family are also in my prayers, dear Jane.