Losing a Friend Who’s Still Making Us Laugh

This is one of those “You don’t need to read it, but I do need to write it” posts. It’s about my friend Joanne, who lost her battle with breast cancer last week. I want to write about her, how I found out she passed away and what happened to, as Joanne was famous for, make me laugh… one more time.


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7 Responses to Losing a Friend Who’s Still Making Us Laugh

  1. I am glad I read this. What a wonderful tribute to a friend. I’m sorry for your loss, and her family’s loss but it sounds like the memories and the impressions she left in this world will last an eternity as well.

    PS – I would love a copy of her vodka sauce recipe, I am sure it would be awesome.

  2. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Linda. But as you mentioned about the book, she is in a good place. Keep warm and well.

  3. Amelia Litterio


    Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute to Joanne. She was a dear friend of mine from high school. We had reconnected several years ago after losing touch. She was everything you said about her and more – she was one in a million and I will miss her greatly.

    • Linda Ryan

      Amelia, thank you so much for this nice comment. So nice that you reconnected with her. Joanne was a very special person and touched everyone she met. I appreciate you stopping by :-)

  4. oh my… I missed your last two posts. I went to read post about your friend in her 80’s (great post)… and then saw your previous post about Joanne. I cried and I am so glad I read this. I love that you reunited with Joanne and have her dining room table in your house. Of course, you will think of her often; but when you sit down with your beautiful family at the table, I’m sure you will think of Joanne’s family and all of the love she gave to them and others. xo

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