Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 4:34 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and her 92-year-old husband, Bruce, were the kind of couple who woke up with the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today and went to bed switching channels between CNN and the local news. She was a bridge-playing, churchgoing, Elvis Presley- and Willie Nelson-loving political junkie who "did not take gladly to fools," a "very, very spirited woman" who sometimes said that her frustration about President Donald Trump was killing her - "contributing to her decline," as Duff put it. She didn't seem to be joking, Duff said in an interview with The Washington Post. So at the end of her … [Read more...] about An 87-year-old’s obituary said Trump ‘hastened’ her death. A local paper wouldn’t run it.
Why it's too soon to write political obituary of the UUP BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Many ambitions of the UUP evident in the 1998 Belfast Agreement have been realised. The deal received popular endorsement and enshrined the principle of consent. Northern Ireland remains part of the UK for as long as a majority within its confines so choose. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/why-its-too-soon-to-write-political-obituary-of-the-uup-37697500.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37697495.ece/4bfdd/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-10_new_47082435_I3.JPG Email Many ambitions of the UUP evident in the 1998 Belfast Agreement have been realised. The deal received popular endorsement and enshrined the principle of consent. Northern Ireland remains part of the UK for as long as a majority within its confines so choose. Dublin's territorial claim was removed and British sovereignty recognised. North-South institutions presented no prospect of an … [Read more...] about Why it’s too soon to write political obituary of the UUP
The 60-year-old Cambridge man who died last week after he was found injured in Danehy Park is being remembered by his loved ones for being a passionate sports fan, his generosity, and his “bright smile.” Paul Wilson, born and raised in Danvers, was a graduate of Umass Lowell and worked for most of his career at IBM, according to his obituary. “Paul had a friendly outgoing personality that endeared him to many,” his family wrote. “He never met a person he would not call friend, many considering him a best friend. He loved life and all that nature had to offer.” The 60-year-old, whose death is being investigated as a homicide, was an amateur astronomer who loved being outdoors hiking or riding a motorcycle. Funeral services are planned for Jan. 26 in Danvers. “Paul was social and fun loving, he had a bright smile and a quick and irreverent wit aided by an extensive knowledge of trivia,” the family-submitted tribute reads. “He was the … [Read more...] about Read the obituary for Cambridge resident Paul Wilson
Published 6:00 am PST, Saturday, December 22, 2018 This March 5, 2015 photo shows the Sands Motel in Fenwick Island, Del. "It comes with a minimum of sadness that we announce the passing of the not-so-loved Sands Motel," begins the Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 announcement on the motel's Facebook page. "After years on life support, the plug was finally pulled on the Sands, leaving few (if any) mourners." (Jeremy Cox/The Daily Times via AP) less This March 5, 2015 photo shows the Sands Motel in Fenwick Island, Del. "It comes with a minimum of sadness that we announce the passing of the not-so-loved Sands Motel," begins the Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 ... more Photo: Jeremy Cox, AP Photo: Jeremy Cox, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This March 5, 2015 photo shows the Sands … [Read more...] about Fenwick Island motel has fun writing its own obituary
The Worcester firefighter who died Sunday from injuries he sustained while battling a five-alarm blaze is being remembered by his family for his compassion and his dedication to the 9-year-old daughter he leaves behind. A funeral will be held for Christopher Roy, 36, on Saturday at Saint John’s Church in Worcester, according to his obituary. “Chris was a kind, caring and compassionate friend who was the pillar of his family,” his loved ones wrote in their remembrance. “Regardless of what may have been happening in his life, he always made time to be there to help others whenever it was needed.” A memorial fund has been started in the name of Roy’s daughter, Ava, who was the “light of his life,” according to the family. Read Roy’s full obituary below: Worcester – Firefighter Christopher J. Roy, 36, a Worcester Firefighter assigned to Webster Square Station Ladder 4, died on Sunday, December 9th from injures … [Read more...] about Read the obituary for Worcester firefighter Christopher Roy