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  • Jan 1, 2012 11:19am

    Dear Donna and Kate -


    Thinking of you during this holiday season and wishing you peace and the creation of new memories and traditions.  I think of Tom often. I work at living in the day, and not fearing for what comes next.  My family has returned from Shanghai China and we are in the process of buying a home nearer to the town I love, Fenton, MI.  I decided, partly due to Tom's influence, to live where I want to be and hopefully listen for God's guidance in the rest of life's matters. Hope this message finds you well, and would sure like an update on where you are living, and what you are both doing for work and happiness.

    With Love,

    Julie DuPei

  • Dec 23, 2010 6:48pm

    Donna & Kate,

    Very sad to hear of Tom's passing. We just heard in a letter from our Aunt Barbara. Tom was my cousin. I know this is late, but I hope both of you have found some peace at this time. In reading about Tom, he definitely used his time here to benefit allot of people. Although I have not seen Tom for many years I always knew he would do something good for all.


    Don Tack

    Don Tack

  • Sep 19, 2010 7:03pm

    Donna and Kate,

    I continue to pray for both of you and that you would be comforted during this difficult and trying time. Both Carolyn and I hope to see you in NH - if you need anything, please feel free to call! We love  you guys!


    Kirk and Carolyn Gilchrist

    Kirk Gilchrist

  • Sep 14, 2010 1:20pm

    Hello Donna and Kate:

    May this memorial in New Hampshire continue to offer healing, being held, and remembrance of Tom's impactful, kind, loving life.

    May you be finding rest at the right times, and good energies for what needs to be done.

    Love, Donald 

    Donald Rothberg

  • Aug 29, 2010 11:58am

    Hello Donna,Kate
    Just to let you know I attended the Memorial for Tom at St. Patricks on Saturday and it was truly one of the loveliest memorials I have ever attended. I am the daughter of old friends  of your mother-in-law/grandma Kathy Potterfield and also the neice of Aunt Kitty Killeen. I am Sue Peteley and I do remember meeting Tom many years ago at a family function. I truly wish I had known him, my loss I am sure! What a remarkable man he was and how lucky that you two had the privilege of loving him and calling him your own! I have been e-mailed his journals via Patti Killeen and I am so touched by each and every one. May God Bless you all and keep you in his Hands always as you miss Tom Potterfield.
    Thank you,
    Sue Peteley

    sue peteley

  • Aug 23, 2010 2:22pm

    Dear Donna and Kate  ~~~   The services for Tom at the Unity Church in Palo Alto on Saturday were a moving tribute to a very special man.  You could feel Tom's grace and know that the LOVE in the church was for him (Him) and from him (Him).  From everyone that contributed -- to the beautiful music -- and then to your words and sharing lifted us and is a memory that will live in all of our hearts.

    Warm hugs to you,
    Pam  (at ITP)

    Pam Henderson

  • Aug 22, 2010 2:37pm

    Dear Donna and Kate,

    We can’t express how sorry we were to hear the sad news.  Please accept our deepest sympathies.

    We have always felt so fortunate to know Tom and to have been able to spend some time together.  Such a bright spirit, his humor and caring heart have left us with fond memories and made a lasting difference in our lives.

    Our thoughts and love are with you,
    Gary, Sue, Jesse and Carly

    Gary Sikorski

  • Aug 20, 2010 4:30pm

    Dear Donna and Kate,

    It is with much love and gratitude that I write this note. Tom was key in making me believe that my vision of supporting corporate transformation through transpersonal work was not a dream. He taught me how Care and Audacity can go hand in hand in making this bridge possible.

    I deeply feel the loss of a great mentor and friend.

    I rejoice in knowing he is forever present.


    Paula Casella

  • Aug 18, 2010 4:58pm

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Dear Donna and Kate

    The moments we shared as friends and neighbors in Chatham were amongst the best times of our life. We have missed you all (especially Tom's remarkable sense of humor). The news of his passing has saddened us beyond words.
    We wish you strength and peace at this very difficult time.

    With love and sympathy
    Nina, Flip, Jonathan, and Jessica Kramer

    Chatham, NJ

    Nina Kramer

  • Aug 18, 2010 9:22am

    Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Donna, Kate and the entire family. Though we have not seen Tom for many years, we remember with great fondness, his charm, wit, intelligence and compassion.

    He touched many lives in New Jersey, Arizona, New Hampshire,  California and beyond. How fortunate we all are to have known him. Pleae know his memory will be etched forever in our hearts.

    Much love,

    Janet/John Leonardi

  • Aug 17, 2010 2:08pm


    Very sorry to hear about Tom. I was so lucky to have a chance to talk to him a couple months ago.

    I owe so much to Tom. He was a mentor for me both professionally and personally. He was one of the few people I have ever met that could combine compassion with the drive to succeed. He truly believed that success started with helping others meet their potential.

    Please let me know when the services in NH will be held. I hope to see you then, if not on my next trip out West.

    Brock & Barb

    Brock Putney

  • Aug 16, 2010 1:22pm

    Dear Donna and Kate:  Just returned from a Trip to Guatemala with Ila and Julia Taylor, parishioner and RN.  We were talking about Tom there and his heroic struggle.  You have all our prayers.  On my return I was given a email from Julie DuPei sharing about Tom's death.  How happy to believe he lives with the Lord and like Therese the Little Flower said to her sisters before her untimely death:  Perhaps some of my best work lies ahead of me.  I remember the evenings at your house with our young people from St. Michaels and the inspiration Tom was to our social concerns efforts.  As God allows I know Toim will keep going and inspiring us all.         Much Love,  John Smith, St. Michaels

    John Smith

  • Aug 15, 2010 4:44pm

    Dear Donna and Kate,

    Steven and I apologize for our late response to the news of Tom´s passing. We have been in Peru with little connection to the outside world.  On the morning of his death we were praying for him and you and Kate in the sacred ceremony in which we were participating.  We are grateful that he is at peace and will miss him tremendously.  I knew from the moment I met him he was the embodiment of every ÌTP value, and my opinion has not changed in the too short time we worked together.  We will be there for you at the memorial service and in the future. 

    In spirit, Elaine& Steven

    Elaine Schmitz

  • Aug 15, 2010 10:09am

    Dear Donna and Kate

    A few words typed over a computer cannot begin to touch on my sadness at the news - but knowing how great Tom was, I am sure you know how heart felt my wishes are to you both.

    With all my love

    Lynne Gawthorpe
    (ex European Marketing Manager - Velcro)

    Lynne Gawthorpe

  • Aug 14, 2010 9:47pm

    Dear Donna and Kate:

    Tom has been so present for me these last few days, as if his being is there to be accessed when my mind and heart want to touch his. His qualities continue to shine, as I know that they do for others as well.

    And there is loss, and moments of shock that continue. And learning from being with this process, learning that brings spiritual urgency in the light of loss and love, and appreciation, much appreciation for Tom's heart, mind, and action, that leaves a legacy.

    I hope that you are finding rest and holding your own process as best you can with kindness, balance, and care.

    Love, Donald

    Donald Rothberg

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