Saturday, September 10, 2011

Remembering Thelma Cuccinello

Thelma, aged 71, loved to travel.  Her daughter, Cheryl O'brien, was a travel agent and had booked a trip for her on American Airlines 11.  Thelma was going to visit her sister and brother-in-law in California.  
She had taken up golf at age 70, and planned to spend some time on the links during her visit.  

She was skilled at making quilts and all sorts of crafts, and left many such mementoes behind with family members and friends.   

Christmas was Thelma Cuccinello's favorite holiday, a time when she could deck her house in Wilmot, N.H., with all the ornaments and decorations she had made over the years. And not just her house. Her eldest daughter, Cheryl O'Brien, who lives in Bedford, Mass., recently opened a box of Christmas wreaths, only to realize that every one had been made by her mother. "She made the skirt for our Christmas tree, the decoration for our mantlepiece," Mrs. O'Brien said. "She and Dad would go nuts at 

You can read her profile as shown on the Chicago Tribune HERE.  If ever there was a "perfect" mother and grandmother, I'd say Thelma was such a person.

This is a part of Project 2,996.  For links to more tributes, go to the Project 2,996 website.  


Jan said...

Thankyou for your visit to my blog, and your comments ,We must NEVER Jan xx


Thelma sounds like a sweet lady. I am particularly fond of Christmas, myself.... so I understand her passion. So sad that she became a victim of this horror. We must NEVER forget. Thanks for posting this tribute.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thank you for the post in tribute of 9/11. May we never forget what a precious gift our freedom is.

Midlife Mom said...

May we never forget the precious lives that were lost in this terrorist attack.