In Memorial: Jill Baldarelli

(March 20, 1958 - January 5, 2017)

It is with much love and a heavy heart that we share this memorial tribute to our project's generous friend and committed volunteer Jill Baldarelli, whose supportive contributions were instrumental in Compassion Arts' early development and the launching of the Compassion Arts Festival. Jill was an active supporter and volunteer at almost every event. Her participation was a fundamental piece of the foundation upon which our project was able to take root. Jill shared her time, talent, energy, expertise and resources. She provided extensive assistance in a variety of ways including preparing delicious vegan dishes for potlucks, coordinating volunteers, tabling at programs and at New England Veg Festival, distributing flyers and posters, overseeing power point for presentations, offering office resources and help with problem-solving, outreach, transportation and so much more.

We express our deep gratitude to Jill for her love in action and her openness to exploring the Compassion Arts dream.  We extend heartfelt sympathy to Jill's devoted life-partner of 28 years and her cherished family. We believe that Jill is embraced and welcomed with joy by loved ones on the other side who have gone on before her, including beloved animal companions from her youth and dog Terra. And so although she will be greatly missed, we say Godspeed to Jill as she continues on her journey, but not goodbye, until we meet again.

By Ellie Sarty