Anju Sharma posted a condolence
Wednesday, March 4, 2020On the occasion of Lola's memorial mass: "Today I was not there but Lola was constantly on my mind. I remembered the good times we had at her house in Rye and later at my house in Secaucus. We also met a few times in Manhattan. Did you know we went dancing at the Lincoln Center outdoors once? We had such fun that day. She was a very warm person. Once when she was over at my house for a meal she commented on how every dish was a different color and how the food should not just taste good, it should look appetizing also! Well, that time it was a fluke! But ever since then every time I cook I have her words in mind! Lola had a good life, I think. She seemed like a happy and satisfied person. I wish we had met more often. Sending my prayers for her and the family. May she rest In peace now.
Shirley Stratton posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Lola was a very kind and generous woman. She invited me to several special occasions—Christmas, Thanksgiving, and her birthday celebrations in some very good restaurants in Manhattan. I always enjoyed her company. I remember that the last time we all got together was for a ballet at Lincoln Center.
Alexandra Mora posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020I have really nice memories of playing at Lola's house when I was very young and Lola was a big part of that. Lola's house always seemed exotic and filled with saturated colors—deep purples and greens. The fabrics seemed to be from mystical faraway places. Lola always seemed so cool, with her long cigarettes and unique accent all her own. I also loved that she would sometime play with us, talk to us—unlike other parents. Other parents were like Charlie Brown's parents—unseen, unheard! Lola would chat, play Scrabble, and correct my manners. I admire how she kept her sense of style—even in the face of a fairly stifling middle (upper-middle) class, homogeneous place like Larchmont. It also must have been really scary hard for her to carry on after your dad passed away. I admire her courage. She was a vibrant, warm, strong woman.
Patty Alfano Buckley posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Lola would update us every year in her Christmas letter but at that point she was working for the Catholic Archdiocese. I know she was quite sad when that ended. She lived a remarkable life and I will always remember her. As a youngster, I was so intrigued by her and felt fortunate that she kept in touch with me. I don't know if you are aware, but my beloved dog's name was Lola! When I wrote and told your mom she was flattered.
Daria Caliguire posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Lola was such a force, such an amazing, dynamic, wonderful woman and mom. It is beautiful that it was the Wolf Moon. I came home that night and remember looking up at the moon, and stopping to take it in.
Vidushi Sharma posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Lola was a bright light in my childhood and one of the first adults I considered a friend. She always made time to talk to me when I was just a little girl in Harmon Cove who loved books. I still treasure the books she gave me, which helped shape my imagination and compassion towards animals. I can't imagine how hard it must be to think about a world without your mom. At the same time, I am grateful that she lived a full life and was able to depart in peace.
Rachel Kleiner posted a condolence
Tuesday, February 25, 2020I am so deeply sorry to hear this and for your loss. Your Mom was a wonderful woman and I'm thankful for having had the opportunity to know her the past few years. All the best to you and your family.
Shirley Stratton posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 19, 2020I remember Lola's love of animals, and how attractive and chic she was. I really admired her. I feel a part of my life has departed with her. She was the first friend I made in Larchmont way back when our sons were two-year-old toddlers. We often got together going to the beach, to Bloomingdale's, Shrafts, the park, playground, wherever around Westchester. Besides her friendliness and flair, I was impressed with her large vocabulary and her passion for justice and animals. She had a great sense of humor as well and I can still hear her enthusiastic laugh, followed by her pet phrase, "Shirley, did you ever. . . ?" She was a good and caring friend, inviting me to celebrate birthdays and the holidays, and looking out for me when I was going through a divorce.—Shirley Stratton
Laura Alcott posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 19, 2020When I think of Lola it’s always with a smile. She made me feel like she cared about my opinion and what I was doing even when I was a kid. She had lots of personality and warmth and a genuine interest in people that was obvious to anyone who talked to her.—Laura Alcott
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Sunday, February 16, 2020
Marlene Kplbert posted a condolence
Saturday, February 15, 2020Dear Chris, Please extend our condolences to the whole family. Sorry for your loss. Worked with your mom in the PTA many years ago.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020