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From: Lowell, Assistant Chief NY Police Commissioner's Office
Dear Mr Donofrio
Police Commissioner Rayomd W. Kelly has asked me to express his appreciation for your very thoughtful correspondence.
It is gratifying to learn the actions of Sergeant John Nucero, Sergeant Jeffrey Rinaldi, Police Officer Coleen Currie-Dillon, Police Officer Michael Panepinto, Police Officer Frank Lombardo and Police Officer Patrick Kelly of the 68th Precinct warranted your written comments and commendation. Your kind remarks will be brought to the attention of Chief of Department, Joseph J. Esposito, Chief of Patrol, Nicholas Estavillo and included in the permanent records of the officers concerned.
Thank you again for your kindness and compassion.Hope you know how special you are to our family. All your efforts to make these difficult times easier (and with class) are sincerely appreciated.
From: Antoinette & Family
Thank you so much for making a very difficult situation bearable. Your guidance and support helped everyone focus on mourning our Uncle.
I'm sure Uncle Joe was very happy that you did such a great job.
I am writing to you because you have been proposed to me as a competent and trustworthy candidate to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Chapel of St. Rosalia and Columbarium here at the Basilica of Regina Pacis.
This new project includes the restoration of the Basilica as a worship area and the addition of a Columbarium for the dignified safekeeping of the cremated remains of loved ones.
The Board of Trustees which I will chair will be responsible for implementing and supervising the policies and procedures of the Columbarium. A draft of these has already been developed by my legal counsel and submitted to the Bishop for his approval.
The Board of Trustees will meet approximately 3 times a year. am asking you to serve for a term of 2 years.
Please consider offering your time and talent to assist me in this important project.
I am very grateful for your openness to this invitation.
Dear Gus and James
I can't thank you enough for your compassion, patience and humanity in helping our family say goodbye to our treasured daughter Grace. It was such a traumatic event to bury a two year old. You helped us in so many ways.
Your flexibility in setting up the funeral ceremony brought calm to a chaotic time and created a beautiful memory of Grace. your thoroughness in guiding us through the Burial Claims process through the City of NY HRA Services helped take the financial burden off of the family. Your patience in waiting for payment showed how committed you are to helping families through the most difficult time in a family's life, burying a child.
In closing we so appreciate your assistance during this time of need and send you our heartfelt thanks.
My family is so grateful for all the help you have given us with my Mom's gravestone. We feel like you are a friend, having taken on our concerns as if they were your own. We appreciate how you communicated with the cemetery, set up the engraving and kept us updated as to any problems and timing. Not only did you go out and photograph the stone, you did it more than once.
For those considering using Blair Mazzerella Funeral Home, I highly recommend them. Their caring and personal interactions at difficult times are extraordinary. We had a very old stone which had not been engraved with the names of those interred. At first, we thought there were eight family members buried there. Then we found there were actually ten. That is a lot of names to be put on an old stone. Gus worked with us to get the names, the dates, the order and everything else and everyone involved coordinated to make this happen. We and our ancestors all applaud your outstanding effort.
Thank you, Gus, and all the other folks at Blair Mazzerella Funeral Home for allowing us to give our family members the recognition we so wanted them to have. You made what seemed like a daunting task so much easier. We so appreciate you.
Mr. James Donofrio:
I am writing to express to you our sincere gratitude for the service provided to our family. The passing of our mom was difficult to say the least. The professionalism, courtesy and respect given to our family were second to none. The funeral director, Gus Caracappa, did a sensational job from start to finish. I could not believe how many people asked for his card at the conclusion of the services. At first, I didn't think we would be able to get through such an emotional time. On the day of the funeral, we left with a feeling that we couldn't have given our mom a better send off. Please send our best to Gus and may God bless you all.
Words could never adequately express the gratitude of me and my family for the extraordinary care and attention you provided to every aspect of my mother's funeral. From the first moment when I spoke to you moments after her death to the final embrace at her burial, I could not have asked for more from you and your caring staff.
Because you knew "Connie" your entire life, you were able to provide her with a final opportunity to gather with her family that was extraordinarily professional and yet caring and personal. I have no question but that everything that was done, from her prayer cards to her casket, would have pleased her completely.
I realize that you care for families in these circumstances as matter of course. However, you should know how extraordinarily well you handled my mother's last days and we thank you for all your care and kindness.
My family and I want to thank you for arranging my Dads funeral without any stress. You handled every detail perfectly.
We would not have been able to get through this without you.