Agnes Lillian Glennon

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     Agnes Lillian Glennon

     1922 to 2006

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GLENNON -- Agnes Lillian Glennon, 84, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Tom Glennon. Agnes was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She enjoyed singing, dancing, crocheting, eating ice cream, and taking care of "her man." During World War II, she was a proud Navy WAVE. For many years, she was a crossing guard for the school children at Annunciation School in New Mexico. She was also active in the Legion of Mary at Annunciation Church in New Mexico and at St. Anne's Parish in Oregon. She is survived by her two sons and six daughters: Reverend Tom Glennon of Chicago, Danny and Paula Glennon of New Mexico, Diane and Bill Chirrick of California, Margaret and Greg Peterson of Oregon, Susan and Dave Cotner of Oregon, Mary and Dave Pepper of New Mexico, Carol and Tim Robertson of New Mexico, and Kathy Allensworth of Oregon. Her 22 grandchildren are: Bill Chirrick, Lori Sullivan, Sherry Tabutol, Paul Pepper, Joel Peterson, Sean Cotner, Heather Anderson, Matthew Pepper, Jeremy Pepper, Kevin Cotner, Jessica Robertson, Jamie Anderson, Colleen Pepper; Brian Cotner, Jonathan Peterson, Sarah Allensworth, Jodie Robertson, Sheila Allensworth, Patrick Glennon, Justin Robertson, Melissa Glennon, and Shelby Allensworth. Her eight great-grandchildren are: Richard Tabutol, Evan Mortenson, Joey Schreiber, Camila Chirrick, Kaden Cotner, Kittiara Cotner, Cannon Anderson, and Audrey Schreiber. She is also survived by her sister and brother Edie Masone of New York and Gene and Mary Wood of Boston. The Rosary and Funeral Mass will take place in Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Legion of Mary at your local parish.

Published on April 14, 2006

Miss Me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free
Miss Me a little - But not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss Me - But Let Me Go

For this a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone
Its all a part of the Masters Plan
A step on the road to home
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss Me - But Let Me Go

Eulogy by Mary Pepper

In 1548, Ignatius Loyola wrote this prayer:

Teach us, good Lord, to serve as thou deservest:
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and ask for no reward.

Agnes – a wife, a mom, a grandma, a great-grandma, a sister, and a friend lived these words in her daily life.

She gave unceasingly and did not count the cost. She fought for goodness and love and did not heed the wounds. She toiled and asked for no rewards.

She gave unceasingly with her warm, loving, and affectionate personality as she sang, laughed, and smiled with many people during her lifetime.

She fought for goodness and love as she continuously built and reinforced a strong bonded family that is always welcoming and open to others.

And she toiled by being a vital positive force in the lives of her 8 children, 22 grandchildren, their spouses, 8 great-grandchildren, and many people in her community as she shared God’s love and mercy with all of us.

Her example has taught us how to smile, to laugh, and to help others.

Her example has taught us how to suffer, how to meet challenges and how to always, always trust in God.

Her example has taught us how to extend our warm hearts and loving hands in caring for others.

And finally, her example of suffering and death has taught us about hope and eternal life with God.


Letter of condolence:

From Joyce Frashier (Dad's old boss when he worked in the Albuquerque library - retired 1988ish):

Outside the card: What the heart has once shall never lose. --Henry Ward Beecher

Inside the card: Hope -- Think of you at this difficult time -- Strength

Handwritten note: I enjoyed Agnes obituary in the Journal. Here's an extra copy for someone. Listing all the children, grand children and great grand children is unique - not often done. Such a rich legacy for a caring woman. Congratulations to whoever wrote it up. May God Bless all of you as you adjust to life without this central heart beat in your family.

Joyce & Gordon Frashier

Letter of condolence:

Note from Diane: Mike used to deliver the newspaper to Mom & Dad, and later did handyman jobs for them. Hasn't been in touch for about ten years. Saw Mom's obituary in the paper and sent this letter:

Dear Tom,

Hit hard, the news of Agnes, your beloved wife's passing. Hope you're bearing the quiet hours of the nights as well as can be expected fore, take heart, you'll never be alone, her presence will always be with you. I'm sure you know this.

I will always remember the two of you for your kindness: You gave me work, helping me to feed my sons as a single parent...and gave me lunch--yours is the best tuna-salad sandwich I ever tasted. Your well-informed conversation on a variety of topics, whether we agreed or not, was a blessing for one starved for such discouse, your conviction by virtue of your faith evident like a beacon through a fog. Our being Irish and boxers...well, call it frosting on cake.

May God bless Agnes and keep her close, as, I'm sure, God will: Agnes was the embodiment of all that is "good," all that is "wife," all that is "mother," and all that keeps the sanctity of marriage proof of its

Accept my sincere condolence for the loss of your beloved wife and, Dia's Muire dhuit: the Gaelic for "God and Mary be with you."

Your friend,

Mike McCune

Here's a great poem from Mary:

Sympathy cards
Her friends
Up and down
Not focusing
Not wanting to interact with others
The sun
Time moves
Her wishes
Her desires
To live
To smile
To laugh
To help others
To help others
Her wishes
Her desires
She lives within us
Her warmth and love
Are shared by us
With others
She'll live on
By being a part of our being
And there's hope
And tranquility
As we fulfill her wishes
Live, smile, laugh
And help others.


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As an old friend of Margarets from our young NY days, I have very fond memories of all the Glennons. and of course that included the leader of the pack - Mrs G as we called her was an amazing lady - surrounded by 8 kids and somehow she always welcomed all the friends - letting us devour the chocolate chip cookies ( I think Diane made those) let us play basketball whooping it up in the driveway or sunbathe  on the roof, took us to Rockaway beach, even letting me sleep over anytime (she seemed unphased having one more in the house!)  I always felt right at home at the Glennons -
What a wonderful lady and what a wonderful family she has -
Beth in Middle Village