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4820Re: [learningfromeachother] Following the sad news of the untimely death of Maria Agnese Giraudo

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  • Janet Feldman
    Feb 27, 2011
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      Dear Pam and All,

      Immense and heartfelt thanks for this lovely response and tribute, and to everyone who has written on this subject. I am so sad that my Internet connection has been down, not enabling me to share more and respond sooner, or even know abt her funeral.

      But we are all together--and with her--in spirit, and in that way, there is an ever-present connection that can never be broken.

      I will be back as soon as I can be to respond to emails and also add to the testimonies. It will be wonderful if we can collaborate in some way to carry on Maria Agnese's invaluable work!!

      With greatest appreciation, and love to all! Janet

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Pamela McLean
      Sent: Feb 24, 2011 4:39 PM
      To: post@..., learningfromeachother , Mendenyo Men-denyo , Holistic Helping
      Subject: [learningfromeachother] Following the sad news of the untimely death of Maria Agnese Giraudo

      The sad news of Maria's untimely death circulated through Minciu Sodas on Wednesday, attracting many shocked and sorrowful responses, and testimonies about her life and her work.

      Many of us first heard the news from Janet Feldman - leader of the Minciu Sodas group Holistic Helping - who wrote:
      Dear Friends,

      It is with a very heavy heart that I am posting the news--just received from Chris Ouma--of the sudden passing of our beloved friend, Maria Agnese Giraudo.

      More details will follow, but I wanted to send this to everyone now. I hope we can find a way to honor her and keep her memory and legacy alive. She meant so much to many of us, and was a rare spirit of caring and commitment in today's world.

      May her soul rest in peace, and may we remember her with love and joy always! Janet
      Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial

      As a first step I have opened up a space at Dadamac.net called Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial, where we can gather our tributes together, and see if there is any way we can collaborate in response to Janet's hope expressed above. If you are interested in being involved (perhaps simply by helping me to collect up in one place the testimonies that have been posted in various Minciu Sodas groups) please email me pamela.mclean@... - with Maria Agnese Giraudo Memorial in the subject line of your email -  and we will look at next steps together.

      Maria's funeral will take place on Friday 25, at 15:00 and another ceremony will be organised later - see email below from Samwel Kongere (leader of Minciu Sodas group Mendenyo)

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Samwel Kongere <jambita1@...>
      Date: 24 February 2011 13:37

      Dear Friends,
      it is with immense sadness that I am sharing with you the news that our beloved friend Maria Agnese Giraudo has passed away a few days ago.
      The causes are yet to be ascertained; however, her death is apparently linked with malaria.
      I wish to inform those of you who could attend it that her funerals will be held tomorrow, Friday 25, at 15:00, at the "Cappella del cimitero di Santa Marinella" (Via dei Cipressi); the cemetery should be located just before S. Marinella coming from Rome.
      Another ceremony to remember properly Agnese and her passionate activity towards Africa will be organised in the coming months.
      I apologize for those of you who already knew this bad news.
      Best regards,
      Roberto Dati

      Forwarded by Samwel.