To all of Estelle's Fans,
Sadly, today July 22, 2008 at 5:35 a.m. Pacific Time, we said our last
good-byes to our little friend Estelle, who passed away and
made her journey to the great beyond. Although it was a trip
that she never wanted to take, she went gracefully, in the
comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family and her
very loving care-givers.
Estelle's legacy will live on and on through the comedy
and laughter she gave to us all, which will forever keep us
laughing out loud.
For us here, who have known and cared for her for so many
years, we've lost our dear little friend who always kept
us entertained by filling our days with joyful laughter.
Estelle's fans across the globe have lost the feisty
little lady known as Sophia Petrillo, whose quick wit,
cutting remarks, and outrageous punch lines will forever be
quoted and remembered.
Estelle was a fighter. She always stood up for the underdogs,
fought for equality for all, and always pictured a world
filled with "Love and Laughter" --her most favorite
Estelle, we love you and will miss you dearly. We pray that
you are met at the Pearly Gate with open arms and a warm
welcome by all who have passed before you. If there's a
stage over there, I know you'll be on it. If there's
a thrift shop, I know you'll be shopping, and if
there's a deli, I know you'll be eating there holding
court with Rhoda and Sylvia ... and the laughter will be
heard throughout the heavens.
Goodbye, dear friend. Thank you for all the talent and love
that you've shared with us during your time here on
Earth. You have touched my life, and the lives of so many
others who will never forget you.
Until we meet again...
Love and Laughter to You,