My Aunt Tina in 1937 with her foster mom. She was my mother’s younger sister, both placed in state care upon the death of their mother. My mom went to an orphanage run by Benedictine nuns in upper Manhattan. Tina went into a foster home with a family that really cared for her.
So far it has not been a very good 2019. My brother-in-law passed away in January. Yesterday I learned that my Aunt Tina (her real name was Concetta, but no one ever called her that) passed last Monday.
She was 89 years old.
Our family will be gathering in New York to bury her. I am leaving this weekend and will be gone for a number of days.