Please join Dawn, Debra, and Lynnette for a Celebration of Life/Irish Wake for our friends Jennifer O’Connell and David Jones, who were tragically taken from us recently.
When: SUNDAY AT 4:30 PM EDT – 6:30 PM EDT
Where: The Bold Mariner Brewing Company
IF YOU CAN, WEAR BLUE AND/OR WHITE TO SIGNIFY THEIR SHARED LOVE OF SAILING.
All are welcome; even if you didn’t know them well, please come share happy memories about them and feel free to share this invite. They were very active in the IAS as well as various other local groups including their job, their church, their sailing group, the local symphony, ODU athletics, etc.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SPEAK, RECITE, or PERFORM SOMETHING, PLEASE LET US KNOW BY FRIDAY THE 6th SO WE CAN FIGURE OUT THE ORDER AND INCLUDE YOU IN THE PROGRAM.
Many thanks to Kerrie and Mike, the owners of Bold Mariner, who are very kindly allowing us to use the private upstairs room for this event. Thanks also to Connie Smith for providing some beautiful songs and to John McGlynn for playing some lovely fiddle tunes. Partway through this event, IAS Honor Guard Piper Tom Crouch will pipe us down the stairs, across the street, and over the bridge to the beach to participate in a special shell ceremony. Each guest will take a shell from the vase we’ll have with us and throw it into the sea to send a final fond farewell to Jen and David. Then Tom will pipe us from the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, where Jen and David often sailed, back to Bold Mariner.
At that point, guests are welcome to depart from the Bold Mariner parking lot OR rejoin us upstairs for the Irish Wake with light refreshments and fellowship; PLEASE BRING A FINGER FOOD TO SHARE IF YOU CAN.
Drinks can be purchased downstairs at the bar. Debra is making a beautiful custom memento for guests who RSVP and attend the wake; one per family, please, as only a limited number are available.
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company
1901 E. Ocean view Ave.
Norfolk, VA, VA 23503