Remembering a lost son on Mother's Day

May 14, 2019

Carol and her two sons pictured in 1993. Pietro, right, and Carol pull on Luigi's ears in an Italian birthday tradition.
Credit Courtesy of Carol Dee

Mother's Day this past weekend was a time for many moms and their kids to connect. But for Homer resident, Carol Dee, it was also a time to remember a loved one. Dee lost her youngest son, Pietro, on mother's day in 1995. She says one of her fondest memories was when the two of them worked together in a cannery in Valdez. She was 50-years-old and he was 18, and they had just moved from Italy to Alaska.