Please share your story with us all.  We all have some memory, maybe many, or just a few.   Either way, share as many as you like or as little as you want.

  • By Danny, June 26, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

    “The elevator is broken, you have to take the stairs.” – My Favorite Mom Quote.

  • By Laura, September 2, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

    I have so many memories of my sister, but one thing I will never forget about her is how she always had time for me no matter what. She was the first person I always talked to on my way home from work. It was so comforting to hear her voice everyday. Sometimes our conversations were about nothing special, but it was always important to the both of us. I miss her dearly, but I know I can talk to her and I know she is still listening. I love you Annmarie!!!!

  • By Mara Rose Rys, October 2, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    I have never met anyone with a heart like hers. She took care of me for two months when I was in need of back surgery. She let me stay with her family and was one of my closest friends in Port St. Lucie. I will never be able to repay her for her friendship an kindness.

  • By Kathy Rice, February 16, 2010 @ 2:08 am

    I miss her every day. Don’t think I’ll ever have a friend like her in this lifetime. Wish we had just one more day together.

  • By Barbara Baptiste Moreus, May 8, 2010 @ 1:18 am

    Ann Marie was very blessed to have such a loving family. This website is a beautiful tribute to a beautiful (inside & out) “lady,” wife, mother, grandmother–and so much more. You did her proud!

    We were privileged to be Ann Marie & Mike’s next door neighbor in Magnolia Lakes…for an all-too-brief time. So much I would have loved to share. We miss you.

    Til we meet again, dear Ann,
    Barbara & Bob Moreus

    To laugh often and much,
    To win the respect of Intelligent people
    And the affection of children;
    To earn the appreciation
    Of honest critics.
    To appreciate beauty,
    To find the best in others;
    To leave the world a bit better,
    Whether by a healthy child,
    A garden patch or a redeemed
    Social condition;
    To know even one life
    Has breathed easier because
    You have lived
    That is to have succeeded.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • By Annmarie's Mom and Dad, June 2, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

    More than a year has passed and we continue to miss Annmarie dearly. Recently some friends of Annmarie arranged to plant a Magnolia Tree at the Oxbow Environmental Center in Port St Lucie. This tree is a living memorial to the memory of Annmarie that each of us carries tenderly in our hearts. We are very grateful to have this memorial.

  • By Vinnie, June 3, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    Even as I fill out this form, I am brought to tears. I have always felt my sister has done more for me than I will ever give back to her. I miss her and my brother. We will never be as close as I had hoped.

  • By Annmarie's Mom and Dad, July 23, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    The Dragonfly is very active aroud our home and of course we remember Annmarie whenever we see one. However one interesting encounter ocurred a few weeks ago when we were visiting the cemetery. Joe was sitting on her bench when a dragonfly landed on his left sandaled foot and stayed for what seemed like a long time.

  • By Danny, September 3, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

    There’s not a day that goes by that I wonder why. Why would something so terrible happen to someone so wonderful. What I do know is during her time she was the best mom there could be and led me in all the right directions. That’s what keeps me going and keeps me smiling. I miss you dearly, see dragonflies all the time, and remember the many, many memories that we had. Keep smiling, laughing and loving! It’s what you did best! Love you & miss you mom!

  • By Andrea Rowe Abdullah, November 10, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

    What a lovely tribute to your mom. Annmarie I remember as one of the sweetest girls I knew growing up in Palm Beach Gardens. She was always kind and always had a truly loving smile. We were high school classmates and CYO friends. I enjoyed seeing the old high school photos you’ve included on this site, as that is the girl & the good times I remember. You were very blessed to call her mom & wife, and feel equally blessed to have called her friend at one time.
    Andrea Rowe Abdullah

  • By Annmarie's Mom and Dad, February 15, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    Feb 5 is the yearly anniversary of Annmarie’s birth, I, Philomena, Mike, Dave,Mary Ellen, Barbara and friends Rick and Janice toasted her memory in the Schooner Bar on the Allure cruise ship. Happy Birthday Annmarie

  • By Lori Keffer, April 7, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Hello! I did not know Annmarie, but I think I might have something that belongs to her or a family or friend. I found an SD card to a camera about a year ago . . .in a parking lot. I tucked it into my summer purse and have only now just rediscovered it. There are many photos of important events . . .a baby shower, a new baby, homecoming, prom, and a photo that brought me to this website. A photo of AnnMarie’s gravestone marker. So I did a ‘Google’ search and found this place. Please contact me if this SD card is yours, or you know who it belongs to. I am happy to return it. Sincerely, Lori Keffer ~ 770-421-1439 (home) or email:

  • By Dalia, July 17, 2011 @ 11:55 pm

    I am visiting Debbie and Mark in Washington with my daughter Lauren. Yesterday we visited Annmarie Island and thought of you. It was thundering, lightening and raining harder than it usually does here. I hope you are blissfully happy in heaven, Ree. Please give Matt a hug for me.

  • By Vinny, July 24, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Thinking about you. I hope you and Joe are peaceful. I miss you so much.
    Love your younger brother.

  • By Annmarie's Mom and Dad, August 31, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    Today is August 31 and I decided to see what new has been recorded on this site. Today is also the anniversary of the passing of Annmarie’s older brother, Joseph in 2004. She and Joseph and their spouses were very close. We miss them both very dearly. Being the oldest of six siblings they were the go to guys for the family.

  • By annmarie's Dad, February 10, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    To you dear “ami” on your birthday.

  • By Annabelle, July 5, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    We talked so often about the joy of being a grandmother and the many ways life changes when your child has a child. As Annmarie promised, the surge of joy when I held my grandson, Everett, for the first time was incredible. I closed my eyes and saw her smiling face, happy for me and welcoming me to the world of being a grandmother.

  • By Kathy Rice, July 7, 2012 @ 4:46 am

    So glad to see recent comments here. I am missing Ree right now. Saw a couple of dragonflies today and it made me happy and sad at the same time. Daily life is not the same without you Annmarie. Till we meet again…xoxo

  • By Donna Alderman, December 8, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I have never had a friend like Annmarie. Still don’t. She was such a big part of my son Kyle’s life. Too many memories, but one of my favorite is the time her and Mike kept Kyle for the weekend while I was out of town, and Kyle wanting Mike to shave his hair like he did Danny’s. Annmarie was a little worried that I would be mad…you see, Kyle did not have the thick Rice hair. But he was so excited about it…how could I be mad. Love and miss you every day. Thank you for a friendship that I try to emulate with my friends. Xxxooo

  • By Danny Rice, February 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday mom. You continue to inspire me and everyone that you touched in this world. I hope you are enjoying your day on the beach as you always loved to do on your birthday and any other chance you got! Love you lots and Happy Birthday!

  • By Donna Alderman, February 5, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Happy birthday dear friend! Miss you so much, but the love and friendship you gave me is a treasure I hold in my heart always. Sang you a happy birthday on my way to work, loud and proud! :) . Xxooo!

  • By Kyle O'Donnell, February 5, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Rice! For some reason all I can think about are those english muffin pizzas you used to make me and Danny. I can still taste them! Thank you for being the best 2nd mom I could ask for.

  • By Gail Schroeder, February 5, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Ann. I still remember when we visited. You had a present for Blake, which we still have. It was a green aligator which he named Ali. You always had a smile and was so upbeat. Your picture is on my fridge so I can see it daily. I know that you are watching over all of us with Uncle Chuck, Dale and Rex as well as your brother Joe. I hope you enjoyed your day. You were an inspiration to all of us. Love you.

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