A Mountain of Tears

I will never forget my most courageous sister, Jeanie (Giovanna/Gianna) Urbano. 

Jeanie died of complications due to Multiple Sclerosis at 12:20 a.m. on July 5, 2011 (10:20 p.m. Seattle time on July 4).  Her beautiful sons, John and Vince Urbano, were at her side as she took her last breath.

I love you, Jeanie.

March 24, 1955-July 5, 2011

Jeanie with one of her sons John, and me (and our young friend Jordi in background). Last Christmas 2010


5 Responses to “A Mountain of Tears”

  1. Nancy Regensburg Says:


    My heart goes out to you. I felt as though I knew your sister, because of all the stories you would tell me and how wonderful
    John was to her.

    My love to you and your family……..



  2. Suzanne Petersen Says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear that your beloved sister Jeanie passed away last night, Fran. Wish you could have been with her, but it was wonderful that her sons were with her. My love to you all.


  3. cathy pierce Says:

    OH MY…how sorry I am to hear this news….I remember when you were training for the triathalon, you dedicated the run to your Dad, breath, the bike to Jeanie (it may have been the swin) your legs. You gave them your breath and legs and they gave back their hearts.
    with love,


  4. Dayna Says:

    Oh Fran, I am so sorry to hear this news. Through you and even without knowing her directly, Jeanie taught courage and strength beyond anything I have ever known – without complaint. Much love to all your family.


  5. Randy Says:

    Fran: this is sad news, and I am so sorry to hear it; you have suffered so much loss these past several years, and now your courageous and long-suffering sister has gone. I know you will endure it, and know that you have our love, and sympathy.


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