Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Letter from Peaches

At some point in the last 8 years you either helped or received help from Reys of Hope That is why I am writing to you. 

Last Tuesday 11/10/15, my sister Patricia, who was an active part of the Reys of Hope organization, died. She had been very ill during the last 3 years and her death though sad was expected. Her last 2 weeks were spent in Samaritan Hospice Care at Virtua Hospital in Mt Holly, where she received excellent care. Father John and our mother were with her until the end. Reys of Hope, which was such a big part of her life for the last 8 years will continue on and as always we will need donations for that to happen. 

But right now I am asking for your assistance with something else that is as important. I want to make sure Father John knows that others are thinking of him. Excluding the time when each of them were in the hospital, he was with my sister during most of the hours that they were awake for almost 9 years. That is a long time to now be spending most of his time alone. At this time he could benefit from simply knowing he is being remembered. With the loss of Patricia, and his inability to drive due to health reasons, there will be hours when he will have nothing but time to think. Some times that is not a positive thing. He also will be turning 84 in a matter of days and within the past few weeks has had to move out of NJ into PA ( to an area no where near where he had been living). 

With all of these changes it could become very easy for sadness to take over. He is a wonderful man and I would hate to see that happen to him. His email is not active at this time but if you are willing, a simple you are being thought of card sent thru the mail would be welcome. Please pass this request on to anyone who may have been touched by their kindness. There can never be too much positive energy being sent his way. Thank you~ Peaches Yacono

Fr. John Bellezza 
31 Stoney Hill Rd #220 
Morrisville, PA 19067

Saturday, November 14, 2015


For those who may wish to send condolences to Fr. John and/or Pat's family, here is their contact information:

Fr. John Bellezza
631 Stoney Hill Rd #220
Morrisville, PA 19067

Sara Yacono & Family
35 Forrest Avenue
Eastampton Twsp, NJ 08060

Please also remember you are welcome to attend her graveside service at Mount Holly Cemetery on Monday at 11:00AM.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Memorial Service for Pat

For those who would like to attend Pat's Memorial Service - it will be held on Monday, November 16th at 11:00AM at Mt Holly Cemetery, 225 Ridgway St, Mount Holly, NJ 08060 · located near Rancocas Valley High School.  Fr. John will perform the service.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Our Pat

It is with great sadness that I write this. After a lengthy illness, our Pat passed away this Tuesday at 4PM. She had been in hospice care for several weeks. Father John was with her until the end and she was able to say a few last words to him before dying. She was aware he was there as was her mother. 

Pat was the most generous, selfless woman I've known. She thought of others before herself - ALWAYS. When I last visited with her - her main concern was Linda's Hats for Hope - because the folks that rec'd them were so happy to be warm. 

Reys of Hope will continue on as she wanted to make sure the important work she was part of will continue. At her request there will be no viewing, there will be a graveside service at Mount Holly Cemetery, 225 Ridgway St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060. I will post details as soon as they are finalized. Everyone is welcome.

For those who would like to send condolences to Father John and her family - please give me a day to get all their contact info as they recently moved.