To all those who were with us in spirit on Saturday:
Thank you for your love and prayers. Whether they were sent from a short distance away, from across the country or across the world, we felt them and were encouraged by the love.
We had a very simple service for Vivienne. Rather than a traditional funeral mass, because we made a research donation for future studies and chose cremation, and because Vivienne was so young, we were able to have a Mass of the Angels. It was very positive, hopeful, loving and encouraging. Vivi was remembered by my father, James P. McFadden, with these words: