Obituary of Adeline Principato
Adeline Principato is survived by her loving daughters, Roseanne Filippi and
Marion Franquiz,(son in law Benjamin Franquiz), her 6 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren. Her caretakers Anna and Winsome have
been part of her life since her beloved Angelo passed in 2005.
To sum up a life that spanned 104 years and 6 days isn't easy. The
word survive literally means to 'serve life'...to indeed surpass it's
mortal coil and extend your life into the lives of others, to 'pass
it on' as you pass away. Well Adeline was the very embodiment of
someone who gave her time, her incredible energy and her rich heart
to everyone who'd welcome her.
She lived a very earthy, pure and deep life. It was the simple things
that gave her the most joy. She was a perpetual servant of the needs of others.
Her needs were so easily met that it almost seemed
like she had none. A smile, a hug and peck on the cheek and she was
happy. Her capacity to contribute to your well-being was profound and
subtle but ever-present. For 104 years, she was a constant port in a storm
for so many people. She rarely traveled and had no 'bucket list'. In
her last years, she would just sit back, close her eyes and sing her
'jukebox' of love songs for us and smile ear to ear.
Losing her is a huge transition for all who were connected to her
energy and her spirit. We are so grateful for knowing and loving this
sweet and innocent ballroom dancing, sewing, cooking, gardening,
soulful woman. She had no bitterness in her at all. She was the honey
in our tea. When you live 104 years and 6 days your legacy speaks for
itself. Rest in peace our friend.. Welcome home Adeline. May the
pasta be as good where you are now as the million meals you made.
We're sure Angelo is happy to have his angel back. Sweet sixteen
forever for all of us.