funeral at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery at Santa Nella was a great service. They
played Ave Maria during his funeral. I was very emotional. Mr. Bernardi died in
peace surrounded by his loved ones beside him. That is the most grateful thing
to see when one passed away. It’s such an amazing thing when you can learn from
someone. Within that short time that Mr. Bernardi was with us, I connected with
him like a daughter. Ave Maria will always be a personal song to me where it
would touch my heart every time I listen to it. Rest in peace Mr. Bernardi.
Every time I
listen to Ave Maria I think of all the memories Mr. Bernardi has shared with
me. He was a great person whom accepted his death. He passed away with his
children by his side as well as myself. I’ve learned a lot from him in a short
time that he was at the hospital where I work. The doctors gave him six months
to live and fortunately he was there for 10 months. Ave Maria is such a
meaningful song. If you close your eyes and play this song, you will feel that
you’ll be in deep thoughts of peace. This song helped me feel close to Mr.
Bernardi and his children keeps in contact with me. Still till this day the
Bernardi families appreciate the quality of care I provided for their father.
This song Ave Maria, reminds me of one of my patients. He was
Italian and pass two years ago of bone marrow cancer. His name Mr. Bernardi. He
would always listen to Ave Maria every night until his last dying day. When I use
to take my 30 minutes lunch break, I would go into his room where I work at and
eat my lunch there with him. He would have that song playing. Mr. Bernardi was
at peace. He told me to make sure I marry someone with good credit. That was
one advice he was adamant about. Bone marrow cancer is a cancer of plasma
cells. It weakens your bone and as Mr. Bernardi told me its excruciatingly
painful. According to Mayo Clinic Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell
in the bone marrow. This illness is a cluster of plasma cells becomes cancerous
and multiplies. Bone marrow cancer can and will damage the bones, immune
system, kidneys, and red blood cell count.
Ave Maria is a song originally written first by Austrian
composer Franz Schubert. It was written in 1825. In Latin Ave Maria translate
to Hail Mary. The Roman Catholic’s prayer become accustomed to Franz Schubert Ave
Maria’s melody. It’s now have continued to be a traditional Roman Catholic
prayer. According to study.com the song Ave Maria which was originally sung in
Latin. Ave Maria in English translate to “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is
with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.”.