When we originally asked for stories about Tim, we had no idea what we were going to receive. Then they came in multitude, in all forms imaginable from photographs to poems, from songs to anecdotes. They have been funny, heartwarming and educational. We have found so much joy in this form of celebration that we invite you to continue this sharing here.

Posted by Mom on Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:52 pm

Again, as sad a day as this will always be, I cannot help but think Tim's quirky smile whisks away thee sadness as we all just have to smile and enjoy the "spirit" of this unique day. All the children love dressing up, collecting goodies and the fun it brings. Tim's "trick " for us !( and insures no forgetting !

This year included the special twist of a Red Sox World Series win, something I was actually dreading, as we were in the ER during the last winning game, a most difficult ( grey sky) time. Yet somehow again he finds a way to turn the sky blue. Knowing his family and most of his friends ( maybe not all the New Yorkers !) are fans too. I think his plan must be to cloud the ER memories and replace with a blue sky win, enabling us to again enjoy a favorite, positive past time .
Even I have to smile today, at least a little .

Another very special "blue sky" highlight this year.
John Timothy Brereton arrived almost exactly on Tim's birthday, has to bring more than a little smile to anyone! All who know John and Mary know how special this is.
As Tim once said "everyone is happy and laughing when John is around".
We are thrilled as having added 3 boys to our family since 2007, no one could take that name. That now it is again associated with happiness and laughter is so special and delightful!
May he always be smiling.
And more blue skies will keep coming if you look for them.

Posted by Mary B on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:45 pm

Going out tonight in costume (As he would have liked). Will be sure to raise a glass to my dear cousin & friend. Lots of love to everyone.

Posted by Diane Rosselli on Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:08 pm

Remembering Tim and all the special ways he made us laugh, live and love. We miss him more and more every year, but feel him with us in so many ways.

Posted by Guest on Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:12 am

Its been 6 years now, the sky is beautifully blue, the trees are showing off their array of wonderful colors, the Red Sox have won the Series, all good things that would have made Tim's day. So we to must try to see the same and not be sad. That's what he would want.Miss you dad.

Posted by Melissa L on Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:26 pm

I can't believe it will be 6 years tomorrow. I miss you. I miss your handsome face, your big smile, your kind and generous heart, your funny stories, your laugh and your hugs! Heaven gained an amazing angel, but we miss you down here. R.I.P.

Posted by Diane Rosselli on Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:08 pm

Sending caring thoughts to all of Tim's family and friends as we quietly celebrate his birthday. Tim was an amazing young man, the Rosselli's will forever hold him in our hearts.

"I think I'll go outside for a while and just smile..." can't hear it without thinking of him!

Posted by Mary B. on Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:13 pm

As always I'm thinking of Tim. Now more than ever instead of thinking of myself I think of others and try to be more compassionate, loving, and peaceful as Timmy always was. Love to all of Tim's family and friends today.
-Mary

Posted by Graziella on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:12 am

Thinking of my dear friend, Timmy, on his birthday. I miss him and love him always. *It's a beautiful morning*

Posted by dad on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:49 am

Come on Tim get that sky to turn blue down here so I can feel your happiness.HAPPY BIRTHDAY. WE MISS YOU.DAD

Posted by Mom on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:31 am

Hi to all ! And Happy Birthday !
Last August we were packing up and trying to sort out 40 years of "stuff" , so different this year in the quiet, calm setting on Martha's Vineyard. We were somewhat anxious leaving a home with so many good memories , but we did not leave the memories there. And so nice to see the new owners enjoying and caring so nicely for Tim's home.
Also nice to realize every day that Tim enjoyed many visits here and we can see that in many of his photos ! Seems he always managed to enjoy time here ( and everywhere ), the loop de loop plane ride with Shaina on his birthday here, teaching his sister how to manage his nephew and niece after a class in pediatrics combined with his psychology degree ( though no experience ), searching for photo opportunities and parking car in middle of dark road so headlights would light his subject !
And the many opportunities to share time here with friends , when all Rosselli's ( his other family) were here on vacations, or golfing with brothers ( some unique matches ), Cel and Pete welcoming him and friends to stay , "Bert", Ross, Laura, Shaina all share pleasant, fun memories here. Actually just writing those things makes me realize more to appreciate here.
Guess that's what "the blue sky" is about!
Thanks to so many I have heard from throughout the year and sorry if I did not always respond!!! Will try to improve on that. Hope all of you are well and enjoying life and getting enough hugs !
And hope many of you were able to enjoy the pictures now available.
Love and hugs, Marianne

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