On All My Children, Erica Kane put her devoted – and ever-loving – mother, Mona Kane Tyler, through the proverbial ringer. But much like her portrayer, the incomparable Susan Lucci, Erica was, at heart, a mommy’s girl.
Susan Lucci Remembers her Beloved Mother
Lucci took to Instagram on “Flashback Friday” and posted both a photo of her and her mother, Jeanette, as well as a lengthy heartfelt missive to the parent she recently lost.
The snapshot, Lucci revealed, had been taken four years prior during Jeanette’s 100th birthday party. “There were toasts to her and stories of her growing up in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and lots of love and music and laughter.
“But, three weeks ago I received a call saying that my mother had suddenly taken a turn towards the end of life—I only hoped and prayed I would get to her in time—I am eternally grateful to God and her wonderful hospice nurses, that I did. I was there with her, I was able to tell her all the good things about her, how much I love her, how proud I have always been of her—and hopefully bring her peace.”
The Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress concluded her writings with a brief look back at her mother’s impressive life journey, and a special shout out to the big man upstairs.
“My mother was born in 1917 during the Spanish Flu. She saw World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the birth of the Internet, and the Covid 19 Pandemic.
“My mom was a Registered Nurse receiving her training and earning her degree at Fordham University. She became an OR nurse and, along with my dad, was a member of The Greatest Generation. My mom was a survivor and thriver—and I am so thankful to God that she was my mom💕💕”
Soap Hub sends Susan Lucci and her family our deepest condolences on the loss of her beloved mother.
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