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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The loss of a friend...

My family and I lost a dear friend today that I have known since the day he was born.  Kevin was the son of my mother's best friend, as such we grew up together, sharing holidays, summer vacations and 'play dates'.  Kevin was the baby of his family and is survived by two older brothers and his father.

Sadly, his mother died on this exact date back in 1998 due to brain cancer.  An already hard date for his family and friends just got that much harder.


"Neighbors in Meriden watched in horror late Wednesday night as a house went up in flames with a man inside.
Witnesses said they ran to help, but they couldn't get to 40-year-old Kevin Appell, who was trapped on the second floor of the home, in time to save his life."


Read more: http://www.wfsb.com/story/27435517/police-identify-man-killed-in-meriden-house-fire#ixzz3JdsvIJor
WFSB 3 Connecticut

Besides hearing horrifying news that Kevin was dead, what has been even more horrifying for all of us who loved him, is that people could hear him screaming "Help me! Help me!" and no one could get him out.  He did not die quietly in his sleep unaware of the fire.  He was panicked and trying desperately to get out, but could not.

We are all in a state of shock and deep sorrow over his death.

Prayers for his soul and his family would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Kevin I will always remember you with a smile.  You were one of the few people who could make me laugh until I hurt, bringing tears of pure laughter to my face. I can't imagine you not still in our lives. You leave a huge void in the world, we will miss you all the days of our lives.


In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner



3 comments:

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Julie. May God grant him eternal rest.

Marie said...

My condolences, Julie. I am praying for Kevin's repose. Also for yours and his survivors' healing and peace.

Connecticut Catholic Corner said...

Thank you both.


In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

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