Aunt Katie was a very kind woman. She will be sorely missed and her passing is very sad, but it also marks a significant event for our family. After my grandmother, Sarah (Colonnetta) Romano, passed last February aunt Katie was the last remaining member of the first generation of the Colonnetta family raised in America. I know that the ties that bind the Colonnetta family together are strong, and will remain so, but sitting in the church today I couldn't help but think that we were not only saying "goodbye" to Katie, but also to a whole generation, and a significant link to our roots.
I also have decided that I'm tired of funerals.