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  • September 09, 2016

    Ten years ago today, Michelle and I were married at a beautiful vineyard in Connecticut with so many family and friends in attendance. It was unquestionably the high point of our lives up to that point. As part of our anniversary celebration, and ... [more]

  • June 20, 2016

    I've posted at length elsewhere, so I'll just send you over there—I am in Washington, DC this week meeting directly with my Senators and Representative to tell them Michelle's story and to advocate for increased, and more importantly, target... [more]

  • May 30, 2016

    The following is the eulogy I gave for Michelle both in Portland and in Connecticut for the dual memorial services, adapted here for print. I hope you find as much inspiration in reading it as I did in writing and delivering it. EulogyMichelle was... [more]

  • May 09, 2016

    Michelle's East Coast memorial service details are set. Calling hours are at Saint Dunstan Church in Glastonbury, CT on Saturday, May 28 beginning 9am with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11am. All are welcome and, per tradition, there will be a lunch... [more]

  • May 03, 2016

    Michelle Marie Petruzzi, 36, of Portland, OR, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016, after a brief but incredibly brave struggle with pancreatic cancer. Her remarkable life was filled with travel, a youthful sense of fun and adventure, many pas... [more]