My deepest condolences / Sarah Sawatsky (None) I have never met Jeanne or any other member of the Dominico family but just finished reading the book that was written about her tragic passing and feel like I made a connection with her. I am from the Niagara Region in Canada. The story of her life and the many things she did for others brought tears to my eyes. There should be more people like her- so giving and completely unselfish- in the world. My thoughts and condolences go out to everyone who knew and loved her - especially her son Drew and Chris McGowan.
Hearatfelt condolensces / Louise (none)
Quite honestly being a "New Englander" myself I can grasp the enormous inpact the death of such an extraordinary person can have on community in such a small area of the world. I have read the tragic story of Jeanne and can sense the huge impact Jeanne had on so many people. I just wanted to extend my sincere condolensces to all of those lives that Jeanne touched throughout her short existence in life as a result of such a senseless crime. She may not have had the opportunity to impact as many peope as she could have had she had the chance to live out her entire life however the many that she seemed to have touched in her 43 years of life in such a positive way may in fact be more than many of us can in our own lifetime. Jeanne thank you for being a positive role model in your life extending yourself to so many people and even to this day in 2011 still impacting so many others lives like mine to want to strive each day to live to the fullest and care more of others as God so teaches us to do.
You were an amazing women! You continue to be sorely missed.
Terrible/ Kathy Przyborowski (None) I am currently reading the non-fiction true crime book "Because You Loved Me" and I came across this site. It is awful what has happened to Jeanne..she was only protecting her daughter and look what happened. Me being a mother (albeit my daughter is only 3 and half years old) this worries me. Jeanne seemed to do everything right in raising her daughter what happened to where Nicole felt the need to murder a loving mother who was looking out for her well-being???? Most people would not let their minor child run off with an adult...why murder?? If it was meant to be wait a couple more years. It is sickening what people will do 'to try to get their way'...in the end justice prevails thank God.
To Friends and Family / Diane M. (Reader) How sad I am for those that knew Jeanne and lost her in the senseless way they did. What I will take from "Because You Loved Me" is a greater appreciation for my own mother and loved ones. Jeanne teaches people not to take those we love for granted. And also that gratitude and generosity are more powerful and lasting than we can even comprehend. Nobody can take that away from you.
Amazing Woman / Joselyn Wilkinson (I wish I knew her ) I just recently read the book on Jeanne's life and it was a life changing experience. She has challenged me to be more like her. Though I never knew her I feel as though I do now after reading Because You Loved Me. Wow. What an amazing woman.
I just recently read the book "Because you loved me". Actually It was a book on disc. I listened to it every morning and night coming to and from work. I did not know Jeanne however I felt like I did. I found myself pulling over on the side of the road to cry every now and then. Life isnt fair sometimes. She seemed like a wonderful person and I wish I could have known her. I am so sorry for your loss! I am so very glad to have "listened" to the book... I think everyone should know that there are still people as kind as she was. She has inspired me to be a better person. I hope you are all doing well. You all are in my prayers!
To Chris and Drew. I am reading the book "Because You Loved Me' I am half way through it and my heart is just broken for the two of you. I am the mother of three a set of boy and girl 24 year old twins and a 17 year old daughter. Raising my oldest daughter and getting through to her as a teenager took its toll on our relationship. She was involved with a mentally unstable young man. I fought her tooth and nail. In the end I won thank God. It scares me to think what could have happened to her if she had stayed in that relationship. This young man was isolating her from her friends and trying to isolate her from us. Reading this book brings back those memories and I now feel that even at the risk of losing my relationship with my daughter I am glad I fought for her. My heart wants to say so much to you Chris and to Drew but what words could be of any comfort to either of you even after this much time has passed? I am a three time breast cancer survivor and at this moment I am now fighting that battle again for the fourth time. Reading about Jeanne makes me want to be a better person a better mother and a better friend and co worker. In her life she touched so many. Now in her death she has touched me. We should all strive to be the person that Jeanne was. Your world is not the same without her and will never be again however from what I have read so far in this book we should all strive to be like Jeanne. Love without condition give without expecting anything in returm live each day as if it is our last and put others first. That is her legacy and what a wonderful thing to leave behind. My prayers are with you Chris and with Drew as well. As a christian I know I need to pray for Nicole as well and the horrid murderer who took a life that had so much more to do and so many more to touch. I am not there yet however. In time I will get there and I will pray for Nicole and Billy's souls......In time.
Thinking of Chris and Jeanne / Lainie Wolven (no relation )Read >>
Thinking of Chris and Jeanne / Lainie Wolven (no relation )
I was just thinking of Chris and Jeanne, wondering how Chris is doing. I know this is extremely difficult to deal with day after day. There doesn't seem to be much comfort found in anything, either. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Jeanne or Chris, but what happened to her and those who loved her is the worst thing to go through. And Chris, if you read this, I just want to say that I am so sorry for your loss and for what Jeanne suffered, too. You might be surprised at how many people out here care about you and Jeanne, and we've never even met you. I always say that the worst things happen to the best people. Jeanne was no doubt a wonderful person and the light in your life. Keep her in your heart where she will always live. And know that people around you are always here to offer you any comfort at all - a listening ear, a shoulder, or even a good laugh. Close
I feel like I know Jeanne (and Chris). She sure sounds like a wonderful person. What a blessing she was to those who knew her. Chris, you also sound like a wonderful person. I hope that you find peace.
I didn't know her.... / Margo Garcia (None)
I didn't kow Jeanne at all and I feel as though I do know her now and am touched by what a warm, wonderful, caring woman she was. It saddens me to think that she was taken so soon and for no reason except "being a good mother." God Bless her. Rest in peace, Jeanne. Close
For Jeanne and Chris / Debra Price (book I read about her )Read >>
For Jeanne and Chris / Debra Price (book I read about her )
My heart pours out to you, Chris, I can't imagine how you felt after your loss, I just fell in love with your fiancee, Jeanne, she is such a beautiful and caring person I ever read about! I am very sorry. She is in heaven now and willingly waits for you someday to be together forever and ever. I lost my son age 19 to drunk driver in March 2007 so I understand how you feel...never forget the loved ones we lost...may God bless you, my dear.
Chris you are truly someone amazing as well, many women (such as myself :) ) believe that men like you only exist in fairy tales or romance novels and I hope that you take some pride in the fact that you were Jeannes Prince Charming regardless of the length of time. I am amazed by your strength.
To all who knew Jeanne: how lucky you are! You have been blessed and what wonderful friends you all are for keeping her memory alive after all of these years. This is a beautiful tribute to her memory, thank you for sharing a little piece of her life with us and may we all strive to be as kind and caring as she.
just finished the book by Phelps / Hedy Nobil (never met her )
My heart goes out to all that knew and loved this woman, Jeanne.
What a wonderful woman she was! She must have been such a bright light in many many lives..and I am sure she continues to be.
All I really want to say here is I am so very sorry for all that you have gone through, I cannot even begin to understand the pain and anger and disbelief of it all.
Chris, I have no idea what has been going on in your life these past few years, but I sincerely hope you have gained some ground within you. Jeanne will always be deep inside your heart and memories will always flash by. I just hope you have found some ways to go on and accept other's love. I know what I wish to say..just can't seem to find the right words or the way to say them..
I believe with all my heart that Jeanne watches you from above and wants you to be happy, as much as you are able...
Always be so thankful you are surrounded by such a wonderful group of friends and community that support your love for jeanne.
my condolences / Peggy Bacon
i just want to tell you how truly sorry that you all lost a wonderful and beautiful person. i wish i would have known her. what an inspirational person to have known and to love. god bless you all. Close
A tragic Story / Reigna I hope that i do not offend anyone by what i am going to write. I was walking around a Barnes and Nobles (a book store in CA) when i came upon a book called "Because You Loved Me." by M. William Phelps. As soon as i opened up to the first page i sat on the floor of Barnes and Nobles and i couldnt stop reading this book. Jeanne, god what a wonderful woman she must of been. This book touched my heart, it is such a tragic loss for so many. I couldnt believe all of the wonderful things this woman did. Chris you are a very strong man. I hope and pray that all of those close to Jeanne are well and staying strong. I only have ten more pages left but i knew i had to let everyone know what a beautiful and special person Jeanne is potrayed in this book. Close
My name is Melissa and I am 18 years old, i have just recently just learned about Jeanne Dominico's story by reading the book "Because you loved me" by M. William Phelps. Now, truthly i thought i was just going to be reading another book; but as I continued to read the book i could not put it down.
As reading the book I can almost imagine jeanne as someone I have almost known myself, just learning more about the wonderful person that she was and how she touched the lives of so many people. I beleive that jeanne was most definatly an angel sent from god and even though I didnt even know her, or anyone related to her I felt as if I should let everyone know that she has the ability to touch the life of someone who has no connection to her at all!
Jeanne's story has given me the encourgement to want to be such a wonderful person like herself. To show love for others even though is is not required of you to do so, to think of life so positivly and have the strength to get through the hard times that life can bring!
I would like to leave my best regards to Chris McGowan and the many, many others who love Jeanne and miss her tremendiously. Im so sorry for your loss and I hope the best for everyone in the future! She will also be in my heart and prayers as well!
Angel Mom / Jennifer Veilleux (friendship) Jeanne is and will always be a part of my life. I believe she taught my daughter her beautiful smile, I see Jeanne in each and every grin. Jeanne is a part of my family, forever and always. She was a very good friend to me and a wonderful second Mom to my daughter Emilee. I miss her so much, a part of my heart is not smiling anymore. Even though she has left this world she still watches over "The Queen Bee". For those who do not know, Emilee has a very rare chromosone disorder, and does not have a clincal diagnosis, so Jeanne named it "Queen Bee Syndrome" I giggle when I think about it because that describes Emilee to a tee. I cry when Emilee does something so awesome because the person who would be as excited as me is not here to share the milestones and happy stories with. All the accomplishments that this little girl has made in the past year is because her biggest fan now has BIG connections... I look at Emilee and I know that Jeanne who ALWAYS believed in her is now her Angel Mom. Encouraging her to show the world just how wonderful and smart she really is, because she always knew. When I saw this quote I immediately thought of Jeanne....
"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Abraham Lincoln Close