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Denise Marie Viane

Date of Birth: 
5/3/1955
Date of Death: 
11/8/2010
Stories: 

The background on the square is a faded Christmas Tree, which represents the trees that Denise volunteered to decorate for charity auctions. Her creativity won her many awards. This particular tree was decorated by her family members, shortly after her death. It has particular sentiment since the prayer card above her picture is from the death of her 3 month old son, the card in the clear bulb to the right is of her father’s death, and the clear bulb below contains the prayer card of her death. Each Christmas she is remembered in a special way, as her death brings life to our Christmas trees. At her eulogy, Father shared a simple but powerful analogy. As you look at the light of Christmas in all the decorations, think of each light as Denise winking at you. That simple thought has given many people great comfort and her spirit shines brightly. The light of her life still shines and now shines through the recipient of her selfless gift – her eyes.