It is a sad week for the Locigno family. Al Link, who is a very special person to my family passed away on Monday. He had been battling a series of health issues the last few years, yet he somehow still managed to be his bigger than life, quick witted self. Not too long ago he suffered from a stroke, so every day from that point on was a fight for him.
Al is technically a cousin to me, but I have always seen him as an uncle or as I sometimes would call him “my other grandpa“. Him and his Wife Annie have been to every family celebration, holiday, you name it. Growing up with them around is something I will always appreciate. Both him and Annie have always been so interested in all my endeavors, school work, jobs, etc. So much love, so much support. When I was little they used to bring me Cheescakes and cookies from a bakery nearby their house, just because. I blame them for my obsession with sweets 🙂
I am so thankful we have Annie and extremely sad to lose such a special person. Al, I will miss seeing you with cigar in hand up at the Lake, I will miss listening to you and Papa argue over the silliest things at the Kitchen table but then break out in laughter a minute later, I will miss your sarcasm, I will miss your stories, I will miss your humor and I will miss the best bear hugs ever.
Thank you for your time here, enjoy Heaven 🙂