|Name at birth:||Richard Albert Benoit|
|Date of birth:||7 July 1942|
|Place of birth:||Worcester, Mass|
|Date of death:||30 Jan 2000|
|Place of death:||Gilbert, AZ, USA|
|Resting place:||Worcester, Massachusetts|
|Submitted by:||Ron Linder (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories,
that I leave when life is done.