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I've mentioned them in the past. Likely several times by now, I'm certain. And here I go again.
I know the sweetest little Italian-American family...The Ruggieris. They hands down among the nicest, most wonderful, amazing folks on planet earth.
Jean and Jerry are pillars in their community, having been two of the most active, productive, and COMPASSIONATE contributors to society in their hometown for many decades.
They are fiercely loyal to their faith, family and friends; especially their church's programs and various other volunteer initiatives to help their fellow man (not to mention just lavishing people with hugs, affection and gourmet, homemade specialty dishes and desserts). Loving, devoted parents to two daughters, they are about as kind and caring as the day is long. Wise and funny, to boot.
Their daughter Christine is my sister from another mister. Mad, mad love for this girl. So much that I can't really put it into the appropriate words.
Practically from the second we met in 2005 (I think that was the year I started working in hospital PR/Communications?), we knew we were kindred spirits. We think, act, and feel so much alike so often that it's almost frightening.
Their daughter Cynthia is an angel in heaven. She lived a life far too short on the third rock but I have NO DOUBT she's got a PRIMO spot within the walls of the pearly gates, you dig? No one deserves it more.
Though she faced many challenges in her too few years, Cynthia appreciated the most important things in life. She loved her family; she loved to laugh; she loved to swim; she loved flowers and singing and sampling previous-mentioned delicacies; and she absolutely, positively beyond any shadow of doubt loved Johnny Depp with every fiber of her being.
Hey, every girl has to have her Robert Downey, Jr., a'ight? And here's something else about Cynthia that you can take to the bank...
Cynthia felt ALL love and ONLY love from her parents, sister and family and friends all the while she was here road-tripping around the sun with us all. They took such wonderful care of such a precious, special soul.
She is deeply missed.
So, I just wanted to send a little bit of that enormous affection right back at the Ruggieri fam; today and always. Love you all to the moon and back.
P.S. Cynnie...please help a sista out when I (hopefully!) get to said gates?