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Celebrating MaryAnn Esparo at the Rose F. Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden

Friends and family gathered this week at the Rose F. Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden to celebrate the life and contributions of MaryAnn Esparo. Members from the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park recognized MaryAnn and her dedication to the horticulture of the park, especially the rose garden that contains 104 rose bushes (one for every year lived by Rose Kennedy).

Speaking on behalf of FOCCP were President Joanne Hayes-Rines, current Horticulture Chair Robyn Reed and member Dinah Gilburd. Acoustic music was played by Crosstown during the celebration that concluded with a special toast to MaryAnn and the throwing of rose pedals in the garden. Read the obituary for MaryAnn Esparo.

 Raising a glass (or water bottle) to MaryAnn Esparo
Raising a glass (or water bottle) to MaryAnn Esparo
 Horticulture Chair Robyn Reed speaks at the rose garden
Horticulture Chair Robyn Reed speaks at the rose garden
 FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines speaks at the celebration of life
FOCCP President Joanne Hayes-Rines speaks at the celebration of life
 Dinah Gilburd, FOCCP member, speaks about MaryAnn Esparo
Dinah Gilburd, FOCCP member, speaks about MaryAnn Esparo
 MaryAnn
MaryAnn’s daughter, Alicia, thanks the FOCCP group
 Rose pedals for MaryAnn
Rose pedals for MaryAnn
 Throwing rose pedals to celebrate MaryAnn
Throwing rose pedals to celebrate MaryAnn
 Crosstown music
Crosstown music
 Remembering MaryAnn Esparo
Remembering MaryAnn Esparo

 

 

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One Reply to “Celebrating MaryAnn Esparo at the Rose F. Kennedy Memorial Rose Garden

  1. Matt. Great photos. You always capture the ‘essence’ of events. It appears to have been a very colorful celebration.

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