A Death in the Family

Irene Paranay Lambert, Deb’s mom, was born in 1936. She turned 80 this month, while in hospital being treated for a broken hip, with complications.

She died of the complications yesterday, in hospice (two days after transfer to the hospice unit), while Al held her hand.

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis. (Mozart, Requiem)

I met her first at their home in Brookfield Center, Connecticut, in October or November 1984, introduced as a suitor for Deb’s hand. We were friends for 31 years.

I will miss her greatly.


Author: Philip Sevetson

Husband, father, uncle, grandfather. Old married white guy. Mainframe Database geek. Mid-level martial artist (1 Dan, Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation), recovering desk jockey (working out with some regularity). Agnostic Christian (United Church of Christ or Evangelical Church of the U.S.A., depending on my mood). Democrat. Liberal, with strong prejudices in favor of freedom of speech, privacy of electronic communications, strong encryption without backdoors, a level economic / employment / educational / and legal playing field, feminism, full civil rights for minorities and LGBTQIA+, 1st/4th/5th/14th amendments.

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