This online memorial was created in loving memory of Rafael Antonio (Tony) Pelletier, whose life story is told throughout this memorial website. Please sign Tony's guest book and let us know you came to visit. We will remember Tony forever.
Tony was a doting, loving, adoring father, fiancé, brother, and son. He loved his children more than anything. He left behind two boys, Antonio (11), Jace (10), and a step-daughter, Valerie (9). His memory will live on in the hearts of his children, his fiancé Jennifer, his sister Isabelle, and his brother Roscoe (Corky). Words can't describe how loved Tony was and is. He passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack while at the batting cages with two of his most favorite people in the world, his sons. Life will go on, but it will never be the same.
Tony had his share of grief the last few years, he lost his wife, the mother of his two boys, and his Mother. He told me many times how he was forever changed. I knew him after he suffered these losses and watched him put his life back together again, for the sake of his children. His love for his children carried him through.
As I went through the pictures of Tony for his collage at the wake and for this memorial, I am flooded with happy memories of Tony, but I am especially fond of the pictures with his children. That was always when he was the happiest. He was a special father. As a Christian who converted from Catholicism I am confident he is resting with the most special father now.
Until we meet again.....
You're a special Father...
For always seeing the best in me, for all the things you've
helped me be, for all the thoughtful things you have done,
there is and never will be a father quite like you.
By: Russ Berrie & Company Inc.
If Tears could build a stairway,
and Memories a Lane,
I'd Walk right up to Heaven,
and bring You Home again.
That the people you care about most in life,
are taken from you too soon.
Author: Ruth Bourdon
The Loss of A Loved One
How does one express the pain that you may feel?
As this pain is so great and you try so hard to conceal.
This pain you endure when a loved one has died;
Tears away at your heart as the loss seems magnified.
You know your loved one is now with the Lord;
but this was still someone that you truly adored.
The pain is indescribable, it is something beyond belief.
Nothing can compare, as it is an inconsolable grief.
How does one express the feeling of suffocation?
You suddenly realize this is an emotional confrontation.
What does God give us in the way of consolation?
He eases our pain with the Holy Spirit as this was His proclamation.
Although our loved one has gone home to be with the Lord;
It is hard to believe that they have come to their final reward.
There is an emptiness knowing this loved one has really gone;
They have faded away like the stars of a brand new dawn.
There is fulfillment in knowing that our life is only temporary;
Jesus paid the price on the cross and we are the beneficiary.
Our Lord has told us He will be with us to the very end;
We need only to love Him as He is truly our best friend.