Romana passed away on the early morning of the 30th of August.
They say that from all the people we meet during our lifetime about 5 of them are essential for who we are and we make decisions and become who we are through meeting them. I am sure Romana was one of those 5 people for many individuals.
Is she in heaven now? It doesn’t matter. We live for ever if those left behind keep us alive on their memories. She has therefore entered the pantheon of the immortals.
(There will be a memorial service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NY on September 13th at 4:00)