Margaret Taddeo died last February, and this will be her family's first holiday season without her. There was never a doubt that they would carry on a Tree of Lights tradition in her memory.
Maryjane Long, a long-time supporter of the Tree of Lights, has lit many lights in the names of her family members and friends. “I was forever changed by my first Tree of Lights experience in Gloucester. I realized it is a wondrous way to remember all the people I met as a Care Dimensions volunteer."Read more
In memory of their beloved mother, Danielle and her siblings placed a tribute brick along the walking path in the Garden of Remembrance at the Care Dimensions Hospice House and attended Tree of Lights. "We're especially grateful to support the expert and compassionate care other familes need at the end of life," she says.Read more
Friends and family of Betty Golden made numerous memorial donations in her honor. “We wanted to pay it forward to other families who need Care Dimensions compassionate care,” said Mimi Krier, Betty’s daughter.Read more
Donor Elvira Borsari participates in Tree of Lights ceremonies in memory of her husband and her mom and in gratitude for the support from the Care Dimensions hospice teams, "which made a world of difference to me and my family. I'm proud to support the Care Dimensions mission."Read more
To honor her best friend, Joe McKeown, Karen Hanks of Charlestown became a Care Dimensions Tree of Lights supporter in 2019, and continues to donate in his memory.Read more
Care Dimensions’ supportive care for his mother, partner Jan, and brother Paul left Mark O'Donnell with a desire to give back to Care Dimensions. This year, he joined the David Sherman Legacy Society, whose members have made a provision for Care Dimensions in their estate plans.Read more
Following her husband Fred's death at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in 2016, Sue Thorne of Manchester-by-the-Sea continues her family's commitment to support Care Dimensions' work and mission in caring for people with advanced illness.Read more
Eighteen years ago, Tom Lattof of Gloucester met a local friend who worked as a hospice nurse for Care Dimensions. Then and now, Tom serves on the Board of Directors of BankGloucester.
His nurse friend asked Tom if he would help to bring the Care Dimensions Tree of Lights event to Cape Ann. Tom agreed, and this would be the start of a professional, personal and philanthropic relationship.Read more
In the spring of 2016 the Didios lost two members of their family. Within four days of each other, John and his mother, Jacqueline died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House.
Two years later, Marisa Didio decided to honor her brother and her mother's memory by including Care Dimensions in her estate plans so that other families can benefit from the hospice experience.Read more
Deb Zaffiro's husband John passed away at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in August of 2014. When she heard that Care Dimensions was building a second inpatient hospice facility in Lincoln, she knew firsthand about the need it would fill in the MetroWest area.Read more
Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in over 100 communities in Massachusetts.