Saturday, July 12, 2008

Goodbye, Tony

Today I was privileged to play for the funeral of Tony Cenotti, the husband of Fran, my friend and co-worker. Tony came from a large and loving Italian family, and lived a typical Italian Larger-Than-Life life, filled with boundless love and joy, family, friends, and 21 years of service to his country in the Air Force. Today one of Tony's daughters talked about her father's philosophy of life, which pretty much parallels my own, and lifted my sorrow a little:
1. Love passionately - that includes family, friends and food!
2. Be proud of your family and your heritage.
3. Be Positive, and remember to smile a lot.
4. Don't be afraid to use your imagination and to be creative.
5. Be a good listener.
6. Love animals and be kind to all living things.

Tony with his his "baby", Fancy.

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