Gabriel John Fullen's Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be:
10am on Tuesday, December 31, 2013
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish,
235 North Front Street
New Bedford, MA
(it is the parish directly behind Antonio's restaurant)
This will be followed by a graveside ceremony at
Sacred Heart cemetery (the one near the airport)
on Mount Pleasant Street, New Bedford.
(Most likely we will be in the Chapel there as it will be cold)
ALL are welcome to join us. Please do not feel that you cannot come. We welcome those who wish to pray with and for us during this time and it is your prayers that have upheld us in our grief. If you cannot come, please just join us in prayer!
We will be placing a single rose from each of us on Gabriel's casket. You are welcome to bring one if you wish (you are not the least bit obligated by any means) to place in a vase for him that we will have in front of his little "manger".
...and on a side note...
Last night we received a special gift. When I was going to the hospital to deliver Gabriel, a couple of friends sent me messages about an organization called "Now I Lay me down to sleep". This is an organization that provides (among other things) the volunteer services of professional photographers who will come and photograph the last moments with your baby if you should suffer an early loss.
Normally, they only provide these services past 28weeks fetal development, but I was blessed to get a very compassionate woman who came and took photos of our little Gabriel for us, (though we were just shy of 20 weeks). Last night her husband came by our home and hand delivered the image CD that she had worked hard to get ready for us so quickly. This is Shaun's favorite image:
He will have a hold on us forever...