August 6, 2017



In February 2016, Laura Kelly Fanucci gave birth to identical twin daughters, named Margaret and Abigail. Both babies were premature, both had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and both died in their parents’ arms within two days.

Laura, the mother, was well-acquainted with loss and grief long before the death of her twin daughters. When she was 10 years old, her brother Jay died, an event that profoundly shaped her psycho-social-spiritual development as a young person growing up in the Catholic church. When she and her husband Franco married, they were able to have three healthy boys. But they also experienced the loss of a child to miscarriage. And now, their twin daughters died.

Bible References

  • Ruth 1:1 - 5
  • Ruth 1:19 - 22