Letter: News brings gut-wrenching sadness

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To the editor:

I read with much sadness today about the loss of Darryl Davis.

My husband and I moved to Sunderland in 1991 and lived there until 2006. We stayed at the West Mountain Inn in Arlington before moving into our home and that's where we met Darryl, her late husband, Rod, her daughters and then young son.

Darryl and I bonded immediately because of her spirit of generosity. When my husband returned to Southern California to sell our home there Darryl sent Rod to our home in Sunderland to assemble some furniture.

We became good friends over the years and had lunch together when I visited Manchester soon after Rod was killed in an auto accident. We talked about her difficulty in adjusting to life without Rod. Now her grown children will face adjusting to life without Darryl.

The loss of Darryl coupled with the loss of Rod brought tremendous gut-wrenching sadness when I read The Manchester News online this morning, as I do every week. It brings to mind Rabbi Harold Kushner's book, 'When Bad Things Happen to Good People.'

My husband and I will visit Manchester this summer and plan to visit Darryl's burial site.

In sympathy to Darryl's family,

Ellen Sussman

Green Valley, Ariz.

Sussman is a former correspondent for The Manchester Journal.

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