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1998 GUESTBOOK

Cassandra Beth Montemurro Memorial Web Site
www.cassie-memorial.org

The support, friendship, and kind words expressed here, during this terrible year, are deeply valued and will always be remembered. Thank you for signing our 1998 guestbook and sharing your thoughts. Please continue to offer your feelings and ideas, book and author suggestions, and memories of Cassie in the 1999 guestbook, or send them to us personally.

Feel free to e-mail Debbie or Vic Montemurro directly: webmasters@cassie-memorial.org

Return to the 1999 Guestbook


Peter J. - 01/01/99 04:26:32

Comments:
The website is great. It is much appreciated by all of us who love Cass and feel her absence so deeply.



MELISSA MCMANUS - 12/25/98 22:25:29
My Email:
PRNCSM84@AOL.COM

Comments:
MERRY CHRISTMAS CASSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! YOUR MEMORY WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON IN MY HEART........FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Maya - 12/24/98 18:24:05
Any books or authors to recommend?: J.R.R. Tolkien
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Letters From Father Christmas

Comments:
Merry Christmas, Cass! We miss you so much! You are in our minds and hearts, this holiday and every day.



Christina Robson - 12/21/98 02:01:31
My Email:intruder@quickness.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Robert Frost
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her voice as she was chosen to read aloud in 5th grade.

Comments:
I visited Cassie's grave today.(Vic,Debbie,and Maya already know). Thank you for being there, you guys. So, when I looked at all the things that were given to her, I knew not to feel bad, but to be happy because now she could see how loved she is. HAPPY BI THDAY CASSIE!!!!!!! <3 ya!



megan milidantri - 12/21/98 00:07:15
My Email:nychk@aoll.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: dr. suess green eggs and ham
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: everybody watching her put her contact solution in her eyes in 6th grade

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Maria J. Maier - 12/20/98 22:50:32
My Email:mjmaier@juno.com or mjm37@aol.com

Comments:
Happy Birthday Cassie. We love you



Melissa McManus - 12/20/98 00:11:37
My Email:PRNCSM84@AOL.COM
Any books or authors to recommend?: My favorite book is THE FACE ON THE MILK CARTON Cassie told me she really liked it and she had good tatse.
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: All of my memories of cassie are special, and there is a whole lot of memories.

Comments:
I remember at one of her cousin's first birthday parties cassie and another one of her cousin's got into a fight and they would not talk to each other at all and I was stuck in the middle, they were going on and on so finally I asked cassie if she really anted to hate her cousin and she said no and they made up. I was so happy to make her happy and to see her beatuiful smile, and there were a lot of times when she did the same for me. I love you cassie and you will stay forever in my heart. HAPPY 15TH IRTHDAY CASSIE. And to debbie, vic, and maya I am thinking about you too.



Danielle Cashel - 12/19/98 02:59:14

Comments:
She was a great person and a wonderful role model. She will never be forgotten by anybody. Especially not me. Thank you for setting up this web site to memorialize such a wonderful person. She should be honored and will be for all eternity. We all loved her and will love her for as long as we live.



Jessica Cohan - 12/19/98 02:39:12
My Email:Angel5341@aol.com

Comments:
Cassie was and always will be a very special person. She was nice to everyone no matter what. In my opinion she was the last person in the world that I thought this would happen to. She didn't deserve this. I remember one year that she went to a birthday arty that I was at. We really had fun. She was a great person to be around and was always happy. I became friends with her in 4th grade and was always friends just didn't really talk anymore at one point. I wish that I had gotten to know her better than I did. I will never forget her as long as I live. My condolences to you during this time of year. I know that it is very hard the first holiday season without someone. I wish you the very best. This is a beautiful sight and thank you for making it.



Patti Montemurro - 12/13/98 21:51:02
My Email:pmontem@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her SMILE

Comments:
Vic, Deb, Maya With the Holidays here my thoughts are with you. I hope you can enjoy this time of year. I have a lost for word. If there is anything at all we can do please call us. We love you.See you tonight Love Patti



Linda Meo - 12/12/98 21:07:57
My Email:LMMEO@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Frank & Joey Go to Work by Aurthur Yorinks & Maurice Sendak
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: E.L. Konigsburg

Comments:
Dear Vic and Deb, I felt so heartbroken for you when I heard of Cassie's death. After visiting this truly inspiring memorial, I can see that you have taken your very personal tragedy and transformed it into a powerful beacon of hope that lights up the sky for so many othe s of us to see. May the longtime sun shine upon you! Love, Linda



Maria J. Maier - 12/12/98 16:31:22
My Email:mjm37@aol.com or mjmaier@juno.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I close my eyes and I see Cassie's mannerism, hear her gentle voice and I miss her. I know I will e able to hold onto that and she will always be with me and with those who love her.

Comments:
Vic and Deb, I am looking forward to being with you at Cassie's memorial concert and the candlelighting. Love you both so much Maria



Jolene Testa - 12/12/98 15:42:59

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Malia DeVincenzo - 12/11/98 14:51:11
My Email:vmd112@psu.edu
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Polar Express
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Adventure Land- at one of my sister's birthdays. The two of us, Cassie and I rode this one upside ride over and over again. We thought it was so funny.

Comments:
This website is beautiful, what a wonderful memorial to Cassie. I think of her often.



Peter Gelfer - 12/11/98 04:35:40
My Email:ptgelferoh@earthlink.net
Any books or authors to recommend?: Safe Passage by Molly Fumia, Conari Press, 1144 65th St, Suite B, Emeryville, CA 94608
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: From Vic & Deb and those who left information at this web site.

Comments:
Safe Passage was written by Molly Fumia who lost her son Jeremy during the first year of his life. She put her grief on hold for ten years then began her incredible journey of healing. Molly Fumia has one page meditations. I have used this group for berea ement support groups while serving as a chaplain in Apple Valley. Vic and Deb I enjoyed being w/ you while visiting on L.I. I pray for your continued inner healing. As long as we live so shall our loved ones live for they are a part of us as we remember them. Shalom...Peter Gelfer .



BOB DIASPARRA - 12/11/98 01:52:02
My Email:CUZBOB1@AOL
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: YES

Comments:
GROWING UP I HAD MANY FOND MEMORIES OF MY FAMILY.I REMEMBER ONE TIME MY BROTHER & I MET YOU (VIC& DEB) AT THE BEACH WITH YOUR LITTLE GIRLS.IT WAS A SUNNY DAY, A COOL BREEZE WAS COMMING OFF THE OCEAN AS THE WAVES CRACKELED ON SHORE LINE...WE LAYED THERE FO HOURS AND TOLD EACH OTHER STORIES. LIFE IS TOO SHORT BUT, THE MEMORIES WE HOLD ARE SO PRECIOUS AND FOREVER. LOVE BOB JEAN & NICHOLAS



Curtis Dudley (cartmanian) - 12/09/98 22:35:48
My Email:cartmanian@yahoo.com

Comments:
Recently having lost my father, I have some understanding of the pain that you are all going through, and I sympathize with your situation. The web page was put together very successfully and I think that the goal set out for this page will be easily achieved



Crystal Leibowitz - 12/08/98 23:52:38
My Email:miss.rose@excite.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: "Jurassic Park"
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Baby Bee-bee Bird
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her smile

Comments:
Cassie was, and still to this day is, the nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We've been friends since seventh grade, and she was always so cheerful. There was never a dull moment with Cassie. Even though we were close friends, I wanted us to be closer. I never got the chance to become even better friends with her...I wish I had. I'm sorry I never got to tell her all the things I wanted to. But, on the lighter side, I remember al the good times we had together. The two of us would always somehow end up helping out at the same school functions. We'd talk and laugh and just be plain silly. Cassie was always great to goof off with. She ALWAYS knew how to make people smile. And what I think may be the most amazing thing about Cassie is the fa t that she still does. Cassie still can make someone smile.



Rebecca Zarmon - 12/04/98 02:52:38
My Email:Becca4885@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: On the bus, she would always smile and sit with me. She was one of the nicest people I know.

Comments:
I'd like to say that this has affected me but not in a completely bad way. By this happening I relized that things like this can happen to anyone and that you have to respect and acknowledge the things and people you meet, because sometimes even the nices , sweetest people leave.



Andrew Martin - 12/04/98 02:37:31
My Email:Gotchi17@aol.com

Comments:
In life there are many sad moments, this is one. Cassie will always be remembered in the hearts of all the Actors and Actresses at Kids for Kids. Every note that is sung from now till eternity we know will float to heaven to be heard by her ears and bring a smile to her face



Vickie Donovan - 11/23/98 22:17:57
My URL:http://members.aol.com/blueanjel2/memory.html
My Email:BLuEAnJeL2@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: no books come to mind, but authors... every one knows him Steven King- He writes the best books
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: All the Clifford Books are good.
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yes, During Soccer at away games when we went to Mcdonalds, we would take the little plastics bibs for the younger children and wear them and always laugh about it.

Comments:
Dear Mr & Mrs Montemurro, I must say, I very much so enjoy and look forward to every time you update this wonderful page. At this season(Thanksgiving), I can only imagine how much you will miss Cassie, but this page and the thanksgiving one, so beautiful, must help. The pictures a e great. I always look forward to seeing the new pictures you put up.They only help in remembering her.The page looks great and keeps getting better as always.Last year, I would always pass Cassie and talk to her in the hall, when she went to her locker, ow every time I pass it, I see her looking through her bookbag and locker, I never thought that just something so simple as that, would mean so much. Well- just wanted to say great page and updates!! Luv ya Cass! *Vic*



Tricia Sanders - 11/22/98 04:29:27
My Email:pinkangel_31@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: "Death be Not Proud"
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: "Over The Sun and Under The Moon"
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: There was a time when she was the only one who believed in me.

Comments:
Cassie was such a beautiful person, and it is truly a loss to all the people who never met her or took the time to know her. What saddens me is we only began to become friends before she left.It's kind of funny; sometimes I'll just be standing in the sun or on the beach, or watching leaves fall and wonder if she's somewhere looking down on me. I like to believe that she is. I like to believe that she still lives in all of our hearts.



Samantha and Amanda - 11/18/98 22:37:52
My Email:jbunchuck@mindspring.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Dr.Suess
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Green eggs and ham

Comments:
Even though I didn't know Cassie too well all of the things that I have heard from Mr.Mont and Lauren and Ray are really nice. I hope that you are doing good Mr.Mont and family . <3 Samantha Bunchuck + Amanda Curry<3 ;)



Patti Montemurro - 11/17/98 21:40:30
My Email:pmontem@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Green Eggs and Ham
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: CASSIE'S SMILE

Comments:
Thanks so much for all the great memories of Cassie.Me and Katie really enjoy looking at the web site. Katie loved the Halloween shots of Cass dressed up. Vic and Deb and Maya you are doing a great job with the Memorial.We love you all and miss Cass very much. Love, Patti



Sally Migliaccio - 11/11/98 07:27:02
My URL:http://www.tcfob.org/tracey1.htm
My Email:TLF070867@email.msn.com

Comments:
Debbie and Vic, I have not known you long, nor spoken to you at length..but we have a bond. This beautiful website for your beloved daughter is a wonder; you've used it to memoralize Cassie, to provide a place where family and friends might express their grief, and as an educational tool in Cassie's memory. I deeply regret not meeting her. Her death is a tragedy that causes me to pause and wonder - how would she have reshaped the world with her wit, her lively intelligence, her compassion? I believe Cassie's death is a loss for all of us; we are diminished by the untimely ending of such a vibrant life.



Christine Fanning - 11/07/98 15:00:54
Any books or authors to recommend?: Dr.Suess
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: greeh eggs and ham
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: halloween 1997

Comments:
It was nice talking to her because she never had a frown on her face. She was the happiest young lady I have ever seen in my life. She always brought a smile to my face because she always had something nice to say. On Halloween I started to cry because la t Halloween it was the last time I saw her.Cassie we miss you so much, and you will always be in a special place in my heart. You're the Best.



Kristine Kranz - 11/06/98 03:10:18
My Email:CrYbAB6706@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yea - playing soccer with her when she was in 8th and i was in 7th

Comments:
To Cassie's Family, Cassie was and always be the sweetest person I'll ever meet. I played soccer with her when I was in 7th and she was in 8th; she was such great person to be around. She always had a smile on her face and a good thing to say about everyone. Love Always, Kristine Kranz



Laura - 11/03/98 22:47:33
My Email:Villagirl6 @ AOL

Comments:
I remember my birthday party last year. Cassie celebrated my 13th b-day with me. We had so much fun. We lit candles and played music real loud. I wish she was here to celebrate my 14th with me.



Linda Pickford - 11/02/98 02:50:09
My Email:Linal@vdot.net

Comments:
I just read over your Halloween additions. What a wonderful way to focus on the joys you all enjoyed together with Casssie. The next few months will be so difficult, but with the ability to go back and reminisce about the happiest of times, perhaps it w ll bring some smiles along the way. Our prayers continue to be with you~



BETH KEEGAN - 11/01/98 20:55:18
My Email:SARAHXO

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Maya - 10/31/98 22:38:25
My Email:mayasue@juno.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Salinger, Shakespeare
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Julie of the Wolves
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Every memory...

Comments:
I remember mornings in the summer when Mom and Dad would go to work and I would stay home with Cass. She would always get up so early, way before me, so I would crawl into her bed or she would crawl into mine and we would watch TV (or in my case, sleep) or as long as we wanted. I remember the feeling of being sleepy and snugly with my sister in the morning. I remember the feel of her hair in the sun, soft and warm. She hated when I touched her hair, but I couldn't help it. I remember her in our hallw y, hair thrown up in a scrunchy, all cute in a pair of boxers and a t-shirt. She would always stop and do something wacky in front of my door then continue on her way back to her room. Once she stopped and said "Hey May, look, I'm the Lord of the Dance! and she proceeded to Riverdance up and down the hallway then went into her room without a word. Nutty! I miss you and I love you, Cassie B. Happy Halloween!



Miles Maier - 10/29/98 20:36:53
My Email:Kick821@aol.com

Comments:
Uncle Vic and Aunt Debbie reading this made me cry and I still think about Cassie in school and in my sleep and anywhere else. I will always feel your sympathy and I will always think of you guys and Cassie on her birthday and on yours.



Richard Ware - 10/28/98 16:24:49
My Email:Riche5417
Any books or authors to recommend?: John Grisham THE CHAMBER
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: clifford's sping clean up by noman bridwell .

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Rachel Smith - 10/26/98 00:23:51
My Email:smithrachel@hotmail.com

Comments:
I just wanted to write and tell you that I received your email about the new Halloween pages that you wrote for Cassie's memorial. I just finished looking at them. I couldn't get over the one picture of Maya and Cassie together. I never realized how mu h Cassie looked like Maya when Maya was younger. I hope that you are all doing well and know that you are in my thoughts often.



megan milidantri - 10/25/98 23:15:52
My Email:nychk or mhockey6
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: dr.seuss green eggs and ham
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: talking at lunch in sixth grade and her great sense of humor

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Lauren Polsky - 10/25/98 02:06:18
My Email:Lorangeje1@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Green Eggs and Ham/Dr. Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Unfortunatley, I didn't know Cassie personally, but I heard many great stories from Mr. Montemurro in my english class. Everything from school projects to soccer games. Cassie seemed like a wonderful perso and she is greatly missed.

Comments:
To the Montemurro family, I'm very sorry for you loss. Everyday I think about you. I wish you all the best, and never stop believing. Yours truly, Lauren Polsky



Christine Fanning - 10/24/98 00:38:40
My Email:Acbar Jones
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: personality

Comments:
Still to this day I think about her everyday and remember all the good times we had together such as last Halloween we went trick-or-treating together and had so much fun.



Nicole Young - 10/23/98 02:22:55
My Email:Surfgrl003@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Being on the soccer team with her

Comments:
I wasn't very close to Cassie but now that she's gone I realize how important she really was to me. She was, and still is, the most amazing person I have ever seen. Never once have I seen her get less than an A. And she was never mean, though sarcastic to people, which I thought was very humorous. I think she was one of the nicest people I knew and if I knew anything like this was going to happen I would have gotten much closer with her. But I don't think we should go around thinking about how much we'll m ss her, but to go around remembering her wonderful self, just as her parents and her sister have. I will miss her greatly, but she will always be in my heart...



Heather Horowitz - 10/04/98 16:08:10
My Email:nimrod101@juno.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: No, sorry
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Any Disney Book
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: All my memories of Cassie are special.

Comments:
I've know Cassie since 6th grade and have been her friend since 7th.Cassie was in my homeroom and she would give me some munchies at lunch because Mr. Miller always called our section last. She was always a kind person to everyone. I regret deeply not wri ing enough Get Well Soon cards that Mr. Chase encouraged us to write. I miss her a lot. School isn't the same without her beautiful smile. She'll always remain in my heart. She was such a great person.



Joan O'leary - 10/01/98 03:23:27
My Email:phusha 101@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Shane/Shakespear
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: I will love you for ever
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: unfortunatly i only got the oppertunity to hear about her.

Comments:
I wasn't lucky enough to meet her but i heard so many wonderful things about her and her family my daughter and i feel very close at heart!!! We want you to no that we care and are here if you ever need anything. Wr love you all!!!



Siobhan O'Leary - 10/01/98 03:11:05
My Email:Phusha 101@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Sideway stories from Wayside school

Comments:
You are all in our hearts and we want you to know that we care!!!



Sandra Vicioso - 09/26/98 01:36:48
My Email:GandS12@megsinet.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: A very important 3 years of her life dedicated to Junior High Soccer with me on her team.

Comments:
I hope your family is well. Thank you for creating this web site in honor of our friend. It helps a lot.



Katy Isenberg - 09/21/98 00:07:47
My Email:JazzyKate@aol.com

Comments:
Mr Mont, Hi. I am a friend of Crissy Commesso's. I was on the white team last year so I didn't have you as a teacher. I just want to say that I am terribly sorry about your daughter. Katy



Christina Robson - 09/19/98 23:47:55
My Email:miket@asb.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: any type of poetry
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess-the foot book
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Teasing her about her perfection. How she laughed at my oddness, but gave me the repect as a special friend. I wish I could've told her what she means to me. I took her presence for granted.

Comments:
I always thought that she was the most perfect person. I still think so. I was always so jealous and I thought she'd always be around. With my life,each day I prayed I could have her strength and courage. When I discovered her death, I flipped. I yelled a d sreamed and cursed. I was so angry at God. I said that it wasn't her that was supposed to go, it was me. She was strong enough to make a difference in this world,not me. But, I'm still here, and with her influence, I'm gonna do my best to make a differe ce.



MELISSA MESEROLE - 09/19/98 14:47:41
My Email:MEZZIE27AK
Any books or authors to recommend?: FAHRENHEIT 451
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: HER LAUGHTER

Comments:
I NEVER FELT SUCH HONOR THE DAY I GOT THE CASSANDRA BETH MONTEMURRO PLAQUE AT THE COPA MANGO SOCCER GAME. WHEN I RECEIVED THE PLAQUE I FELT LIKE CASSIE HAD TOUCHED ME IN A WAY THAT ALMOST MADE ME CRY. I NEVER WILL FORGET THAT. ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THA K YOU AND THAT THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL WEB PAGE.



- 09/17/98 00:07:50

Comments:
This page really came out great. Cassie was a kind, loving person, and I will remember her forever. Her smile, her laugh... I love everything that you have done to the page, especially her writings. She was so talented.



Victoria Donovan - 09/13/98 03:02:12
My URL:http://members.aol.com/blueanjel2/main.html
My Email:BLuEAnJeL2@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: none
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr Suess(i dunno how to spell that)
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yeah, i knew cassie for what she was,is and always will be, she was a great friend and person.In soccer i knew no one on the team and cassie was the only one that made sure i wasnt left out then i decided to go to the other soccer team and she made sure that i wanted to and she was very nice about it.

Comments:
Cassie was a great person and everyone who knew her would say so.



Matt & Scot Gropper - 09/11/98 19:03:54
My Email:ooslaput2@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: i didn't know cassie very well i would see her walking in the halls at school and i new who she was because she would come to kids or kids and i knew her father, every now and then i would say hi but i never really got to know her..

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Crissy C. - 09/09/98 02:11:39
My Email:YanksJ2@aol.com

Comments:
I didn't know Cassie personaly. I only knew about her from Mr. Mont. He talked her all the time in English. She seemed very nice. Cassie will be missed by all the people who knew her + knew about her from Mr. Mont.



Alison Kavanagh - 09/08/98 20:02:43
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her great personality

Comments:
I remember when I first time I met her and right that second I knew that we were going to be friends. She was so easy to talk to, nice and so open minded. She always listened to me and my problems. I love her and miss her very much.



Colleen McAllister - 09/06/98 20:41:15
My Email:SkippyJnsx@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her sense of humor & her practicalness


Laurajean Farina - 09/05/98 23:26:09
Any books or authors to recommend?: No
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: IF You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes

Comments:
My special memory of Cassie is when we were at our last soccer pratice and we each had to share our goals. Cassie shared with us that she wanted to be the first woman president or to be a marine biologist.She and I share the same goal of becoming a marine biologist.



Desiree Serra - 09/05/98 21:57:13
My Email:Karma500@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: As long as I have known Cassie, she was always smiling; her smile now has lasting memories in the people that she has touched through her compassion and kindness. She always used her talents to help others a d from what she has taught us, we can do the same.

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Rachel Smith - 08/31/98 22:33:30
My Email:smithrachel@hotmail.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes

Comments:
Now that I am back at school and have access to the internet, I am able to see this website. It is such a wonderful tribute to a wonderful girl. I got the opportunity to work with Cassie, as well as her family, at Kids for Kids. I want you to know that I think of you all very often. Cassie was very blessed to have a family like you, just as you were all blessed to have a daughter and sister like her.



JENNIFER - 08/30/98 14:30:19
My Email:JENNDEE25@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: NO
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: HEGGIE PEG
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: YES

Comments:
I MISS CASSIE VERY MUCH.I LOVE CASSIE A LOT AND I THINK OF HER OFTEN.



Diana Buchwald - 08/27/98 21:24:47
My Email:Bug2083@aol.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: yes i do

Comments:
I remember Cassie from when she was 11 years old. I was in Peter Pan with her at Kids for Kids and I was also in Annie with her. Me and Cassie had good times together. I remember our talks. After the plays we still kept in touch. We wrote letters to ach other a lot. To her family, I remember all of you, and I just want to let you know that you are in my prayers, and I am very sorry to hear of such terrible news.



Keith Newhouse - 08/27/98 00:54:37
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: I was in Really Rosie at Kids For Kids with her

Comments:
I always remember that she was a great friend. I just found out about her death, and started to cry. I know she is greatly missed.



Sharissa Reiser - 08/25/98 21:38:35
My Email:mreiser@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Any books or authors to recommend?: Garfield
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Madaline
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: She always had on a warm smile and was always willing to help you.

Comments:
I remember the time I was going an audition and I had to sing a song, I called up Cassie in a panic. She spent hours helping me to get the song right.



Traci Skoldberg - 08/25/98 18:04:46
My Email:skoly@erols.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: acting with her in the kids for kids production of "Annie"

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although i never knew cassie that well i could tell that she was a great person!!! When i heard the news from the kids for kids brochure i rushed to the "annie" program to check if it was really her! and when i scrolled down the list until i got to i got to the name "July" and followed the dotted lines over to the name "Cassie Montemurro and me and my parents were devestated!!!! and i remember that cassie's dad played the role of FDR in the play and i gave him a kiss on the cheak as part of the script and i give u that same kiss, Mr.Montemurro for doing this for Cassie. I wish u the best of luck and you and ur family will be in my heart thoughts and prayers!!!!



Judy Simon - 08/25/98 13:12:47
My Email:heyjude1@pipeline.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: When Bad Things Happen to Good People
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: The sweet and talented little girl who played Duffy in the Kids for Kids production of Annie

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Dear Debbie, Vic and Maya, What a beautiful tribute you've made to Cassie! I was shocked and saddened to learn of Cassie's death when I received the Kids for Kids 1998-1999 program. Cassie and her family, all of you sensitive, caring and generous, have touched many more people than you know. Our contact has been through Kids for Kids, and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to share that special magic of theater with Cassie.



John - 08/25/98 03:32:17
My Email:ranger6818@aol.com

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I never meet Cassie because i just started to do stage crew at Kids for Kids. I feel bad for all the people that are going to miss her. I wished i could of meet her.



Linda Pickford - 08/24/98 20:40:22
My URL:http://linal@vdot.net
My Email:linal@vdot.net

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My daughter, Kaitlyn, just showed me this website this morning after receiving the "Kids For Kids" brochure. I have just spent much time reading over the entire website and I am in awe of what you have created in memory of your daughter, Cassie. Althoug you have experienced such a tremendous loss, you have continued your healing with such a magnificent tribute to her. I think of all of you often and continue to pray for peace for each of you. I'm quite sure this memorial will continue to keep alive all that you loved most about Cassie.



Josh - 08/23/98 14:03:37
My Email:Kramer7787@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: um no
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: The picture hanging up in the class room

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Good Job Mr.mont & Mrs.mont on the web page Josh



Lesley Russell - 08/23/98 00:36:09
My Email:MYRM25A@prodigy.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Gone With the Wind
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Ann M. Martin

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Gail Braverman - 08/19/98 10:09:58
My Email:gbrave@htp.net
Any books or authors to recommend?: Tuesdays with Morrie
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: So many good ones!
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yes! I can "see" Cassie and Maya as very small children scurrying up onto the stage at the PMHS auditorium, climbing onto their parent's laps and munching snacks in the the midst of rehearsals, flat building whispered conversations during costume and makeup call - secure, happy, ... all of you, as a family, together.

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Roger - 08/19/98 02:00:09
My Email:nitelite@gwis.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Yes!
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: some Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: not really....

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I did sadly report the event of Cassie's transit- ion in the Prayer Room, and found there only the warmest and kindest things. TSM to all who joined. My sincerest wishes for her family, who were so gracious to me, a complete stranger, in their worst hours. I saw in the eyes of Cassie, even if just on paper , a softness that reveals the sight of God. love always love, R



David Nachman - 08/14/98 01:17:59
My Email:toppsman@aol.com

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Cassie falls into that category of cousins I have never met. But this web page gave me the opportunity to know who she was and what she was all about, and from what I see, she was pretty special. I'm proud to have shared "blood" with her, and I regret no having the chance to get to know her. I wish I could find something positive to say about this tragedy, but that would be ridiculous, so I'll just wish you guys the best and hope you have some happiness soon.



Gail Bailey - 08/13/98 15:50:00
My Email:Gailybaily@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery and Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh (both of which I re-read all th time)

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Larry Nachman - 08/12/98 16:46:32
My Email:nachmanld@aol.com

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What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now forever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
---William Wordsworth



Lou Villano - 08/11/98 21:27:41
My Email:ljv1158@garnet.acns.fsu.edu
Any books or authors to recommend?: Joseph Campbell "The Power of Myth"

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I feel with you. I share your thoughts. An unsent letter to my uncle after the passing of his seventeen year old son two weeks ago: Uncle Ron, I didn't know your son. I only remember Michael as the kid who always smiled. I'd like to share with you wha his death means to me. Not knowing him, I didn't consider him much, if at all. Since Wednesday I have thought of him often, when I take pleasure from something, I think of him; when I feel low, I think of him. My life is part Michaels life now. I wil live for him as Jesus of Allegory lived for us. I am sorry for your pain. I am thankful for mine. Michael has helped teach me to slow down, appreciate, consider and be good. I live for Cassie now, too. I know she was beautiful by the love she has brought. I believe that beauty is not in seeing meaning, but assigning it. The meaning we assign is!!! the meaning HE assigns. The three of you have assigned important and wo derful meaning to a meaningless tragedy. The three of you and Cassie will be in my thoughts and I'll try to pass on her beauty. Thank you for sharing. -Lou Villano



Megan Corso - 08/09/98 22:17:00
My URL:http://www.gurlpages.com/me/bizatch69
My Email:Sockrchic6@aol.com or Crzychic66@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her smile

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Cassie was the sweetest person i have ever met... there is just sooooooo much about her that you just have to love! I wish there was some way to let her know how much people miss her and how many people cared about her in so many ways... She has also the ost cared about people i've ever met to. Even though i knew cassie for a short time i'm glad i got to know her and i'm glad i met her. She had this special way of making you smile or making you feel better. Playing soccer with her on the team means so muc to me. She was always ready to play. Rain shine snow..just anytime...and even if she isn't on the field playing physically her spirit will always be there. Cassie will always hold a very special place in my heart for the rest of my life.



Emily Maier - 08/09/98 15:58:03
My Email:mjmaier@juno.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: C.S.Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia, and Where the Red Fern Grows
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Emily and the Golden Acorn, The Clifford books, and Winnie the Pooh
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: She used to play with my hair. Now if anyone plays with my hair it reminds me of Cassie

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Cassie liked to play monopoly and sometimes we played together. We used to swim in the pool and play marco polo. She let me sit on the big tube with her while she was reading. Cassie had a pretty smile and she was a beautful girl. I sat with her in the corner of the couch while she did her homework. I went to one of her soccer games and boy was she good. I love Cassie, and I will always miss her, and I will always remember her in my heart and memories.



Vic Montemurro - 08/09/98 14:07:12
My URL:http://www.cassie-memorial.org
My Email:vmontemu@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Any books or authors to recommend?: Shakespeare
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: All of my memories of Cassie are so special to me. I consider it a blessing that I can remember so strongly Cassie's wonderful smile which is a representation of her beauty and her virtue. Emerson said, "Beauty is the virtue of the body as virtue is the beauty of the soul." Cassie is truly a beautiful person.

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Rhonda Maier - 07/29/98 22:57:36

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Dear Vic, Deb, and Maya, GREAT JOB!!!! Although I did not know Cassie very well I knew you guys forever. To have such wonderful parents Cassie of course was a special person. I think that the memorial for Cassie is wonderfull. Good Luck. E-mail me soon



Anonymous - 07/29/98 02:05:11

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Just finished reading about Cassie, what a wonderful memorial to her. How kind of her family to continue to show their support. Cassie was blessed to have such a family, and to have found her soulmate. I will try to learn from your examples, and contin e to pray for us all.



anonymous parent - 07/29/98 01:38:40
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: I'll love you forever

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Unfortunately I never had the opportunity to meet Cassie, my loss! She touched my child's life and remains a constant presence, what a blessing... I can only imagine how special she was, to have affected so many. I see her picture and am reminded to ve balize and show my love to those who cross my path and especially to my children. There is a Native American saying; "The soul has no rainbows if the eyes have no tears..." My child has begun to remember the all the rainbows created by Cassie, and I bel eve she lives on in his heart and soul.



Kristy Nicholson - 07/28/98 19:14:50
My Email:fr5o5gs@aol.com

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I don't really know what to write except it was to my regret that I never really got to know Cassie very well. But I would and still will always hear about her sweetness and kindness towards others through my cousin Patti M. I would always see her at Patt 's parties and want to say something but I couldn't because of being busy with something else and now that I think about it I am truly sorry about it. If I had one chance to do it over I would have gotten to know her much better.



Rochelle Alarcon - 07/28/98 02:23:15
My Email:alarcon@systec.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Victor Hugo-Les Miserables
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: The card on Mr Mont door

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Patti,George,Katie,Ray - 07/28/98 01:37:10
My Email:montem@pouch.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Her Smile

Comments:
Hey Guys Great job !!!!!! Cassie really added to our Family. When we had a family gathering i would always call to make sure you would be there.I really enjoyed hanging out with Cassie. No matter how i felt Cassie would make me smile.We talked about hair (she won that bet); she was so easy to talk to. I miss you, Cassie, so much.



Brian Verderosa - 07/27/98 22:53:49
My Email:Zeke2517@juno.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: L.A. Confidential, and anything intelligent by Dennis Miller
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: My memories only go back so far....
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: No, and that is what bothers me

Comments:
I never really got to know Cassie, and in truth, although I could be wrong, I don't think she liked me as a person. From hearing about Cassie's life though her friends, I've learned that she was a great person. I wish that I could have become close to her as obviously she had become close to many people.



Kimmie Thomas - 07/27/98 22:45:55
My Email:nsyncchic1@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: sorry, not at the moment
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr. Seuss
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: the way she acted, she was (and still is) perfect

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I would like to thank you for having this website. I miss Cassie dearly and lately all I can think about is her. Her smile, her personality. I was so jealous of her but yet, still loved her as a person. I feel horrible that I never got to say "sorry" for being so jealous and sort of ignoring her. Who wouldn't be jealous? She's beautiful, athletic, smart, everything a parent would ask for and I'm glad that you 2 had her as a kid because your wonderful peo le (I'm the one that she let me have the chocolate in her pudding pack in 7th grade). If you know if Mrs.Smith has an e-mail address or just her home address, could you please e-mail me it cause I never got to say goodbye for the year and thank her. Love Kimmie



Jenna Collins - 07/27/98 22:38:35
My Email:jmcollin
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her smile

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Cassie was an amazing person with an infectious laugh and a wonderful smile. People would do well to look at her as a role model.



jenna molloy - 07/27/98 16:34:25
My Email:jenaluna84@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: number the stars by lois lowry
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: e.b. white
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: my special memory of cassie was all of social studies class in 8th grade and her 14th birthday party

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Margie McKinney - 07/27/98 04:39:11
My Email:JoPhleen@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Judy Bloom
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: goodnight moon
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: soccer

Comments:
Even after bad games, Cassie was always there for that extra encouragement to make me try harder.



Stephanie - 07/27/98 04:36:17
My Email:tumblr14@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Roald Dahl
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Matilda-Roald Dahl
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her personality

Comments:
Cassie and I weren't the greatest of friends but I always knew that if I needed to talk to someone I could go to her and that was one of her best qualities in my opinion.



Josh Millrod - 07/26/98 11:02:22
My Email:monkeybrown@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Clockwork Orange or Johnny Got His Gun
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Every memory I have of Cassie is special.

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I loved Cassie so much I don't know why I never told her. Cassie will always have a special place in my heart.



Rachel Montemurro - 07/25/98 17:12:44
Any books or authors to recommend?: hang a thousand trees with ribbons
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: winnie the pooh
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: great times talking with her

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Shelene Seufert - 07/24/98 23:47:51
My Email:Nyadidas11
Any books or authors to recommend?: Lurlene McDaniel
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Clifford books
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her sweetness

Comments:
I just want to say i didn't know cassie very well like i wanted to too but she was on my soccer team and in my spanish class and she was one of the nicest most sweetest person i've known. She treated people with great respect and was never rude or mean. She was a great person and i'll always remember her. She was a great loss to many people including me. Making this web page was a wonderful thing to do in her memory. To Cassie's parents- you seem like great people and u raised cassie well. She was a sweet girl with a bright future. It's just too bad she can't puruse what dreams she had. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Love, Shelene Seufert



Jillian McCarthy - 07/24/98 22:08:50
My Email:SuPeRsTr24@aol.com or IIAnJiLLll@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Chicken Soup for the Soul
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: E.A. Poe
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: her smile...

Comments:
I didnt know Cassie personally, but whenever i saw her in the hallways, she would always be smiling. Nothing could bring her down. She has her own special cloud in Heaven.



Cassidy Zammit - 07/24/98 20:01:09
My Email:stigs16@hotmail.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: Agatha Christie
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: not really

Comments:
Although I do not have any special memories, I think she was a great person and my two best friends (Megan Corso and Heather Horowitz) and I miss her dearly. I wish your family the best of luck.



Aunt Maria - 07/24/98 14:39:47
My Email:mjmaier@juno.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: We Don't Die, We are not Forgotten, and Our Children Forever
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis. J.R.R. Tolkiens, The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: She spent a weekend with us when her mom and dad went away and we had the best time riding bikes and playing monopoly and we loved having her. She loved to play monopoly and she was very fair

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Dear Vic, Deb and Maya Great Job on the website. It gets better everyday and is a great comfort. Cassie is very proud, I'm sure. Love Maria



Kelly Rice - 07/23/98 23:54:20
My Email:frack_15@hotmail.com
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: When she taught me to play Super Mario Bros. 2 at Patti's baby shower, and playing w/her at easter at Aunt Elsie's

Comments:
Victor and Debbie, This is a beautiful page. I totally admire your courage through this ordeal. keep up the good work on your page! Lots of Love, Kelly



Lisa Redavid - 07/23/98 16:00:56
My Email:trknfldlr@aol.com
What is your favorite children's book and/or author?: Dr.Suess
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: There are so many memories i have of Cassie. Each one reminds me of how great she really was.

Comments:
I really want to say how great Cassie was but everytime I think of her it makes me so sad to know that shes gone. There was a card that I got, it said " A great life has passed from our sights, But NEVER from our hearts". Though I'll I can't be with Cassi I know, she'll always be in my heart. I think of her all the time and i know that she's okay. I miss her so much but by keeping memories of her tucked away in my heart, I can remember what a great friend she was. We all miss Cassie so much, but whenever feel really bad I just have to remember that she is looking down at us and she is happy now. She isn't suffering. She is in a better place.



Daniel Penberg - 07/23/98 14:32:35
My Email:SERVOO@aol.com
Any books or authors to recommend?: J.R.R. Tolken, The Hobbit
Do you have a special memory of Cassie?: Yes

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I loved her very much, and while I never told her to her face, I feel that she knew and was very compassionate of my feelings.



Pat Kleber - 07/23/98 14:29:44
My Email:patsan@portjeff.net

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