He said "She loved sailing on the QM2... and she greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of the message board, especially the spirited debates".
Her Cunard Platinum Pin was placed in her casket by her family.
He went on to say "She was diagnosed with cancer in March 2015, and with great courage and determination underwent chemotherapy, radical surgery and radiation over the balance of that year. Her recovery was very slow, and only last April, with a new oncologist and a better anti-cancer drug, did she start to feel significant improvement".
He also said "She told me long ago that she wanted only three things from death: that it be quick, that she be buried in her family plot in Brooklyn, and that everyone have a good time at her wake, funeral and luncheon. She got all three".
Today, 19th Sept, would have been their 36th Wedding Anniversary.
I had the honour and pleasure of meeting Agnes in the Commodore Club on board Queen Mary 2 in November 2016 a day after leaving New York. We had corresponded for a few years previously, but it was coincidence that we found we had booked the same Caribbean cruise.
Meeting Agnes was a real, genuine pleasure. She was elegant, gracious, witty, wise, intelligent, great in conversation; listening intently and then responding with exactly the right comment. I had sincerely hoped that our paths would cross again one day soon on board a Cunard ship. It is not to be.
A member of the family described her thus: "She was beautiful. She was smart. She was funny. And she was tough!"
Salacia, Agnes, R.I.P.
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