A long term member Pat Bellotti sadly passed away on the 4th December.
This is just to provide the final schedule for the funeral for Pat Bellotti.
Tues 12 Dec at Blackley Cemetery for a service at 12.30
We are scheduled to meet at one of the chapels at Blackley Cemetery. Since Pat wanted a green burial, I think it's the chapel nearest to the Woodlands burial site. If I am wrong I will let you know, but the plan is to assemble at 12:30pm for a half hour remembrance with some of Pat's favorite piano music by Debussy and some words from myself and Matthew and some of Mum's beautiful and very moving poetry. We only have the chapel for half an hour. So, if anyone wishes to say a few words in the chapel, please let us know ASAP. We'll work out the detailed plan around this.
Then we proceed to the Woodlands burial site at 1pm for the actual burial. We'll speak a few more words and poetry at the burial. Again, if you wish to say something let us know, though of course if anyone feels moved to speak at the plot I think we will have more time for impromptu remembrances and stories so don't worry if you're not sure until the moment.
What we really need from everyone who plans to attend is an RSVP so we know how many there will be:
1 At the chapel
2 At the burial
3 Coming to the house afterwards to pick up a keepsake; this one's especially important as Pat's house isn't large and we may need to make an arrangement for some folks to go to Slattery's nearby for a bit.
I also just want to thank everyone who has reached out in email, online or by phone for all your kind words and to apologize if we haven't been good at responding, but we're a bit overwhelmed with things to sort out. We do hope to make up for that when we see you.
Victoria and Matthew
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