When I worked in the office at St. Bernard Helen used to come in -- we would talk about her book on Methadone (for addicts) and many other topics of interest to her. She was a pleasant interesting person. Sorry I was not able to come to her Funeral Liturgy, but was dealing with medical issues with my brother all day Thursday.
My sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. I want to also share a scripture that has strengthened me when I lost loved one. I pray it soothe the pain you are experiencing, and give you strength to continue to cope. Isaiah 41:10 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you." For more similar comforting verses, i encourage you to visit the jw.org website.