Sally Hawk
  • 95 years old
  • Year of birth:  1920
  • Year of passing:  2015
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sally Hawk, 95, born in 1920 and passed away in 2015. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
Candle lit by  NICHOLAS CIRIGLIANO  on December 14th, 2015

Grammy Sally

She did what Dylan Thomas urged his own mother do


Rage against the dying of the light

She gripped the light to her chest

a tiny birthday candle

from her first cake

baked by Carmela

An orange flicker of flame that

one breath, one move could snuff out

But she held it tight

gripping her most precious names



Those words held the candle steady

and inextinguishable

Until new words entered her ear

They told her

She need not rage more

Mom, I’ll be alright.

He said

I’ll be alright

And so

on the little street littered with leaves

the size of God’s hands

she knew

her light could go out

And we would be alright.

We’ll be alright.

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This memorial is administered by:

Nicole Bricmont

Created in partnership with

San Jose Mercury News



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