|Mary "Pink" Mullaney, with grandkids.|
But if the writers of the obituary really know how to celebrate the person's life, they can be brilliant, instructive and fun.
A perfect example is this obituary that has been circulating around the Internet today. I wish I knew this woman, named Mary "Pink" Mullaney, who died at age 85 in Wisconsin.
Here's her obituary in its entirety. It's good guide on how to lead a successful life:
If you're about to throw away an old pair of pantyhose, stop. Consider: Mary Agnes Mullaney (you probably knew her as "Pink") who entered eternal life on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Her spirit is carried on by her six children, 17 grandchildren, three surviving siblings in New "Joisey", and an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Pink during her 85 years, among them: Never throw away old pantyhose. Use the old ones to tie gutters, child-proof cabinets, tie toilet flappers, or hang Christmas ornaments.