To the Editor:

I am writing this letter because I feel so fortunate my husband and I were loved by so many people.

He suffered for a very long time and we kept hoping things would get better, that didn't happen.

I want to thank everyone who cared for Bob, their love, and support, not only to him but to me.

The staff at Candlewood Valley Health and Rehab Center were like family to me. I don't know what I would have done without them.

The recreation people, the kitchen staff, the laundry staff, his social worker, Cindy, especially the very special people on the E-wing and, of course, our very special Dr. Pet.

My children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren loved him dearly and they always made him feel special.

My sisters, brother and my special friends were always there for both of us.

We all lost a special man and I just want everyone to know how much I appreciate their support, love, gifts, and words of sympathy. I love you all and thank you.

Priscilla Orvis

New Milford