|Our Wedding Day|
July 5, 2008
Who was Elvina Virginia Aguiar? If you knew her you probably knew her as “Vi” and didn’t even know her name was Elvina. But don’t fret, that is the way she wanted it. Her first name was her best kept secret. But all of you are here today because she touched you in one way or another.
|My sister Christine with Avo |
aand Aunt Vivian during her
Family was so very important to Vi. I can remember many family gatherings – Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve to name a few. The family got bigger and the number of family events increased exponentially when her kids were married and when it was all said and done the three kids gave Joe and Vi ten grandchildren. There is a good chance you knew this because I don’t know any woman who was more proud of her family and all they accomplished then Vi. And she told everyone about these accomplishments, probably pulled a newspaper clipping or photo from her purse to show you too.
|Avo with her sons Daniel, Richard (my dad) |
and daughter Kathleen at our wedding.
|Avo with my brother Ricky at|
his High School Graduation.
So who am I you ask? Many of you know but for those who don’t I am Colleen Aguiar Cecil. I am the oldest daughter of Richard and Mary Aguiar and first granddaughter born to Joe and Vi. While she was Vi to all of you she was Avo to me and my cousins and her 12 great grandchildren including my son Clayton.
|Avo with my nephew Trevor |
after he was born in December of 2008.
|Avo with Donny her godchild |
and his wife Jean
|Jake with Aunt Vivian and Avo |
at my brothers high school graduation
party. This was the first time she met Jake.
|Avo on our wedding day, July 5, 2008 with my immediate family.|