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About captaincatholic

Fifty Eight Year old 'Cradle Catholic'. Married for twenty two years to the magnificent Pam. Father to the unsurpassable Angelique. Parishioner at Sacred Heart Parish in Lexington MA.

[Post from Paul] Remembering Pam

I said a few words, this morning, at the end of Pam’s funeral service.  My plan was to share some thoughts with all the folks who were kind enough to come and to say goodbye to the wonderful woman we … Continue reading

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[Post from Paul] Gone Fishin’

To all you wonderful, amazing people: Since Pam’s death early Monday morning, Angelique and I have been very busy.  It’s a big deal planning for a funeral — especially a funeral for a big deal like Pam.   There are … Continue reading

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[Post from Paul] Perpetual Remembrance

Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. Psalm  126, 5 To the heavy hearted, My morning, friends, was a walk in the park.  Literally.  I had some business to complete with Tom Johnson at Mt. Auburn Cemetery … Continue reading

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[Post From Paul] Funeral on Saturday

To all you wonderful people: I spoke, this morning, with Mark Douglass of the Douglass Funeral Home in Lexington MA and, between the two of us, we hammered out arrangements for giving Pam her last goodbye.

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[Perchance To Dream XII : Paul’s Live Blog — Mon 1:23 am] In the Arms of Jesus

Friends, dear, dear, friends: This morning, Monday September 30, 2013, at 1:10 am, Pamela Vitale Bradford reached the end of her journey of love and sacrifice and surrendered her spirit to the Ever Merciful Father.  On hand and the end … Continue reading

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[Perchance To Dream XI : Paul’s Live Blog — Sun 9:18 pm] Be Prepared!

Dear Ones, Over the past two hours, Pam has become more and more bothered by congestion.  We’ve been on the phone with the Hospice nurses and they’ve been supervising me in the administration of Atropine.  Our nurse instructed me to max … Continue reading

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[Perchance To Dream X : Paul’s Live Blog — Sun 7:27 pm] Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Pam has never wasted any time thinking about “what happens after”.  She’s always kept her focus on the job at hand.  Right now, though, the ‘job at hand’ is to pass away.  My job, and the job of everyone else … Continue reading

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