Posted by: debrakolkka | October 10, 2011

Edoardo will be missed

My friend Edoardo has died. A precious little bit of Ponte life has gone. I will miss seeing his face light up when I walk into the Bar Italia.
He wasn’t looking so good when I was here last and I worried that I might not see him again. He was 95, and while I know that is a pretty good innings, I wish I could see him sitting at the bar every day or beetling along in his old car.
He loved having a post written about him. He thought he was world famous. I think he needs a send off.
This morning I went to the cemetery in Fornoli to visit his grave.


He was born 16th April 1916 and died 26th August 2011. He is now buried beside his wife who died in 1996.
The grave is in a lovely position on the side of a hill. The sun was shining on him this morning.




The cemetery is behind the pretty church in Fornoli.


Wherever you are Edoardo I hope there is music and dancing.

Click here to see more of my lovely friend.


  1. I am sorry to hear you have lost a friend, that is very sad news. Thinking of you today. xx

    • I was pleased to be able to say goodbye to Edoardo this morning. He was a lovely man.

  2. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. God bless you today–and Edoardo, as well.

    • Thank you from me and Edoardo.

  3. Aw, that is a beautiful tribute to him. This is such a beautiful place to live, and to have found a place to rest for eternity.

    • If you have to be somewhere forever, this place is pretty good.

      • Yeah, it sure is. It must be very comforting for those who knew him and loved him to know that his spirit is still here in this place. It sounds like a lovely village to live in.

      • It is a beautiful, well kept cemetery. He will enjoy the morning sun.

  4. Sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend. Blessed be.

  5. Very Nice-I love the cemeteries in Italy as they pay tribute to the family so well and are taken care of nicely in the small towns. I was hoping to see him next week.
    I hope to get off the mountain early enough to meet you over coffee as well.

    Great inof on Paris thanks so much as usual…

    • I hope we meet next week some time.

  6. Yes 95 was quite a bunch of years… but we always want more, don’t we?
    Nice tribute.

  7. Riposi in pace, Edoardo.

  8. Beautiful tribute to hime, Debra. I will miss him too. He was so nice and wise. He teached me some valuable lessons while drinking a cappuccino. What an example how to become older!

  9. It is always sad to loose a friend. May Edorado rest in peace.

  10. I am so sorry about your friend, Rest in Peace Edoardo! But how nice he will be living always, with a beautiful memories. You did a nice tribute for him dear Debra, you are so nice too. Blessing, with my love, nia

  11. I woke this morning to read the sad village news that the darling Edoado has passed away. He was such a charming flirt -always something cheeky to say when I visited your place over the past eight years. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures – he would have been most flattered and he will be missed.

  12. I think he’d be very touched by this post, Deb… xx

    • I think he would love to know that he is missed. He was a lovely old man.

  13. Hi Debra,
    I was sorry to hear about his passing.I thought he looked familiar to me. I too was in Fornoli this morning. Hopefully I will see you this time.

  14. oh no…that is so sad. I remember you telling me the story of how he would kick you out of his car before you got to the village because “people will talk”. RIP Eduardo! Maybe he is dancing in heaven with his wife. xx

    • I am quite sure Edoardo is dancing to the music somewhere.

  15. Hi Deb,

    I remember seeing this elderly man at Bar Italia last year. What a lovely face. I had no idea he was that age.

    God bless and REST IN PEACE Eduardo.

    Cheers Judy

    • He didn’t look 95. He was still driving when I was here in May.

  16. Sorry to hear about your friend. I’m sure he’s reading this send-off from somewhere and smiling 🙂 You’ve captured him beautiful. I’m touched.

    • He was a funny man. He had a great sense of humor and liked to tell me jokes in Italian.

  17. Sad news Deb, by you have given him a lovely send-off, and Yes now he is world famous. x

    • He would have liked that.

  18. What an opportunity to live 95 years. Loved your tribute, and what a beautiful cemetery.

    • I would be happy with 95, especially if I was as good as Edoardo.

  19. Debra, I’ll bet he is grinning from ear to ear at the thought of your send off and continuing his being famous, especially with everyones lovely comments here.

  20. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend, however vital of a life he may have lived, it’s hard to say goodbye.

  21. You have made Edoardo famous…at least to us

    • Edoardo was one of the delights of the village. I will tell you the joke he taught me in Italian when I see you.

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