Kathleen G. “RENA” Licastro

Kathleen G. "RENA" Licastro

Dear Mom:

How is one expected to quantify a lifetime of experience, guidance, love? Words seem to fall short in the gratitude I wish to convey to you. Crawling, walking, running, you never missed a beat you were always there for me. When I fell down you were there to help me up. You never said too much. I was allowed to grow with the events in my life without interference. I began to problem solve. I was allowed to work things out, I thank you. Your door was open, never a soul turned away, no matter what. You possessed an open and giving heart to all you touched. Your kitchen was a place of worship. Cooking was your spiritual nature. You gave to us all selflessly, this is your legacy. The family you had, blood and friend, are better because of the offerings you blessed us with. I have heard nothing about you saying you were anything less than an angel. It makes me proud that you were my mom. Thank you for your unconditional love. We will continue with it in your honor. In short mom if you were not who you were, I would be an empty shell of the man I am today. I love you mom with all my heart. The kids and I will miss you.


You were there when I skinned my knee

Made me strong helped me be me

Gave me love without condition

A guiding light to my ambition

My life is very full you see

Because of all the things you did for me

I love you mom


Kathleen G. Licastro


July 30, 1923 – February 15, 2011

She was 87

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