Kilian Donahue
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 Perhaps they are not the stars,
but rather openings in Heaven
where the love of our lost ones
pours through and shines down
upon us to let us know they are happy.

Eskimo Legend

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.


Perhaps one day we’ll understand
Why God decided to take your hand
And lead you into Heaven above
Surrounded by His tender love.

Never does a day pass by
That we don’t ask the question"Why?"
Why did God take our precious son?
Was it something we had done?
We hope to face the Lord one day
And ask Him why you couldn’t stay
On earth with those who loved you so,
Those who wanted to see you grow.

We mourn for the things that will not be,
For the things with you, we'll never see,
The fun and games we'll never share,
For special times when you won't be there.

No more to see your smiling face,
Nothing will ever take your place.
In our hearts you will always stay,
While we await that "One Sweet Day."

That "One Sweet Day" in Heaven above,
Where we will meet and affirm our love.
Once more our arms will hold you tight,
As in God's presence we'll reunite.

Until that day, we must live our lives
Ensuring each memory of you survives,
And feel your presence, ever near,
Each time we shed a painful tear.

"See you in Heaven," you'll hear us say,
As you watch over us every day,
Then when our lives on earth are done,
We know you'll be the one to come.

You'll take us gently by the hand,
And lead us to God's Heavenly land,
Where all together we will be
Our, once more, happy family.

~Bea Brunton

May God grant you always,
A sunbeam to warm you
A moonbeam to charm you
A sheltering Angel
So nothing can harm you.
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Remember Me

Remember me when flowers bloom,
Early in the spring.
Remember me on sunny days,
In the fun that summer brings.
Remember me in the fall,
As you walk through the leaves of gold.
And in the wintertime ~ remember me
In the stories that are told.
But most of all, remember
Each day ~ right from the start,
I will be forever near,
For I live with your heart.

Light a Candle

And I will light a candle
for you,
To shatter all the darkness
And bless the little time we knew.
Like a beacon in the night,
The flame will burn and guide us on our way.
Oh, today I light a candle for you.

 Light a Candle
Light a candle for those we mourn.
Into a new life they will be born.
Do not look for them at the gravesite.
They are somewhere else radiating their beautiful light.
They have gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.
Their light and essence will always remain.
Light a candle for those who have left this mortal place.
They are free to travel through time and space.
When we think of them, they are near.
When we sit in a beautiful garden. Their voices we hear.
When we listen to a divine symphony,
We close our eyes, their faces we see.
Light a candle for they have not really gone.
With each flickering flame, in your hearts they will always belong.
© A.Pell 24/08/2005


If We Could Have A Lifetime Wish
Author Unknown

If we could have a lifetime wish
A dream that would come true,
We’d pray to God with all our hearts
For yesterday and You.

A thousand words can’t bring you back
We know because we’ve tired …
Neither will a thousand tears
We know because we’ve cried …

You left behind our broken hearts
And happy memories too…
But we never wanted memories
we only wanted you. 

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. ~Emily Dickinson


Forget Me Not

Forget me not,
For I am there
In the beat of your heart,
On the wing of your prayer.

Forgive me my parting
And leaving you thus;
A joyous reunion
Is waiting for us!

Continue to strive
Toward your goal and be brave;
Know that my love
Didn't stop at the grave.

My spirit is with you
Through good times and bad;
I share all the joys
And the sorrows you've had.

Feel my presence
Within your next breath,
And realize
There's no distance in death.

Ask for my help
And I'll answer your call;
Reach for my hand
When you stumble and fall.

Run the last mile
With a smile on your face;
My arms will be waiting
When you finish the race.

Always remember,
My love is right there--
In the beat of your heart,
On the wing of your prayer.

~Author Unknown

Tributes and Condolences
Happy 10th Birthday sweet angel   / Jennifer Mullenmeister (Aunt)
10 - 10 fingers, 10 toes, and one perfect little nose. 10 years has come and gone but I can still see each perfect little part of you. I wish that I could see how you've changed. The amazing boy I know you would have grown into. Our hearts are he...  Continue >>
All those years   / Gracie Your Big Sis (Sister)
All those years Through many tears I had to fight All through the night Trying to find The kind Of the dove That symbolizes our love Through the day It is hard to say That I lay Crying until you come again
Happy Birthday my sweet 7 year old.   / Mom
I can't believe that 7 years have went by since you were born.  I sit here in shock thinking - this can't be.  You should be 7 years old.  It's so sad that I can't think of what you would look like- because you would have changed from ...  Continue >>
Seven years past 5 and 11.   / Gracie Donahue (Your Big Sister )
Seven years past and you would be seven and I am eleven it seemed as if you died yesterday but you didn't it only feels that way because of the pain of the absence of you my little brother that left our hearts black and cold for the pain was to ...  Continue >>
If you were here   / Gracie (Sister)
If you were here I imagine you be putting your little toes in the billion pieces of sand and throw water in the air you would be catching fish with dad and tiernan and playing the water with me and Delaney or going under the water in gooseberry falls...  Continue >>
Your words about loosing the future  / Ron Donahue     Read >>
Merry Christmas sweet boy  / Jennifer Mullenmeister (Aunt)    Read >>
My 3 Days with you.  / Gracie Your Big Sis (Sister)    Read >>
If you where here  / Gracie (The Big Sister )    Read >>
Oh Little Baby (Kilians Song)  / Gracie Donahue (Big Sister )    Read >>
Remembering Precious Kilian  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )    Read >>
Special Little Angel  / Grandma     Read >>
For your angel date precious Kilian  / Jo-Ann Pacenta Lauren's Mom (Angel family friend )    Read >>
Sending Birthday Wishes To Kilian!  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )    Read >>
Missing you on your 5th birthday!  / Mom     Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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His legacy

The 7th Annual Child Life Program Toy Donations done in memory of 
Kilian Richard Donahue.
Many toys were donated by loving family and friends, and by loving people we don't even know.  I thank you all!

Letters from people you've touched........  

Dear Jim & Jessie,
I have a child who has been very ill for the past 8 years.  Please know that my heart goes out to you for your suffering and your loss.  I understand, to some extent, your situation.  A child is so precious.  I've ordered Kilian for my garden & promise you it will never be just another plant in my collection but a way to keep his short life a beautiful memory in yet another place.
  Sincerely- Pat Smith.

Kilian Donahue Clematis  


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right after birth
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