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My View: Love kept Mom’s home fires burning

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Last week, we said goodbye to an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mom and grandmother. How do you summarize the life of an extraordinary woman spanning 88 years, a love story lasting 68 years and how do I wrap the 45 years I have known her into a few words?

Elizabeth Dolce, of Orchard Park, was inspired by her mother-in-law.

Mother-in-laws have been the fodder of jokes for years. I could never relate to this because I was blessed with the best mother-in-law in the world. Sally was like a second mom to me. She welcomed me into the family with open arms and I grew fond of her early in our relationship.

Sally was one of the kindest, sweetest and most caring human beings I have ever had the privilege to know. She was beautiful inside and out and had the biggest heart. Mom always thought of others before herself and when you were with her, you couldn’t help but feel special.

One of the most important things in life to mom was her family. When it came to family, she was fiercely protective and nurturing, like a mother bear protecting her cubs. She would tell you “Family is everything” and through her actions, you knew it was her truth.

She loved us all unconditionally and was a giver of her time, her attention, her love........

© The Buffalo News

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