Daphne passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at her home with her loving family at her side. Daphne was born February 22, 1928 in the British Colony of Kharagpur. Daphne graduated with honors from a private boarding school in Kurseong, India, located in the Himalayan Mountains. She had a passion for the arts and her exceptional talent in canvas painting was recognized by Great Britain.
In 1944 in Darjeeling, India, Domenick, a drummer in the United States Army Band, sounded an immediate drum roll as Daphne walked into the dance hall with her parents. He knew right then she would be his forever.
They wed on April 11, 1946 in Kharagpur, India, moved to West Virginia in June of 1946 and Michigan became their home in December of 1950, where they have been dancing together ever since.
Daphne was compassionate and selfless, with an amazing sense of humor and adventure, though love and devotion for her family always came first, she sincerely touched the hearts and lives of all that were fortunate enough to meet her. (taken from my grandma’s obituary)
My Grandma survived several bouts of cancer during her lifetime and the non-profit Mayo Clinic provided much of her necessary care. A gift can be made to Mayo Clinic in memory or in honor of a special person, such as my grandmother. By making a contribution, Mayo Clinic can continue to provide a more promising future for people with cancer and their families. If you are interested in making a donation to honor my grandmother, please write her name, Daphne, and my email address (email@example.com), in a short note or in the memo portion of a check addressed to Mayo Clinic. They will send a notification of your generous remembrance (gift amount is not disclosed).