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Dearest Patrick and Mary Ellen,

You were extraordinary parents to a very special little boy. You accepted the challenge of raising him with grace, dedication and compassion. How lucky he was to have had you both!

Now you are role models in grief as you adjust to life without Peter. Take comfort in the knowledge that he has reached the ultimate goal of life, rejoicing in the Presence of God.

We burst with pride in you both.

Dad and Lois

From Les Mis: "Threr's a grief that can't be spoken,
Threr's a pain goes on and on..."
So true

Posted by: Dad and Lois - Wahington, DC - Grandparents   Jan 10, 2013

I am so fortunate to have had peter in my ccd class for his first and second grades. Peter's smile always lit up the room, -- and he and the other children made a connection and had a special bond. I will never forget Peter, --- and what he taught me---what is really important in life--- faith, hard work, perseverance, and courage. I am blessed to have known him and to know the Ladd family.

Posted by: Julie livingstone - West Hartford, CT - CCD teacher   Jan 10, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Forever cherish all of the wonderful memories you have of Peter.

Posted by: Valerie Cavagnaro - Newington, CT - Friend of Lois and Len Ladd   Jan 05, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole loving family. Peter was a wonderful boy.

Mike, Molly, Delaney, Liam, and Bridget

Posted by: Mike Patterson - West Hartford, CT   Jan 05, 2013

Dear Patrick, Mary Ellen , Elizabeth , and William ,
We are so sorry to learn of Peters passing. He was a joyous child, full of love and kindness. We are lucky to have been able to spend some holidays with him and you all.
With all our love,
Elise and Lucy

Posted by: Elise Mischel    Jan 03, 2013

Dear Ladd Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Joann, Paschal, Owen and Quinn Brennan

Posted by: Joann Brennan - West Hartford, CT   Jan 02, 2013

Dear Ladd Family,
Our family is very sorry for your loss. My children have fond memories of being in school with Peter. I was personally moved by Peter giving his father a flower during the Veteran's Day ceremony each year at Norfeldt. Patrick would be in full uniform and it was a pleasure to see Son and Dad in such a special moment. Sincerely, The Berman Family

Posted by: Rebecca Rachlin Berman - West Hartford, CT - Norfeldt Family   Jan 02, 2013

I have known Peter since he was 4 at Camp Bulova. I was the assistant director and he attended the camp at HARC on Saturdays. He loved the visit from Rocky the Rock Cat and enjoyed doing art projects and listening to me play the keyboard and sing to him and the other campers. Our paths crossed again recently as I encamped the Assistive Technology Specialist at his school and came to his house to observe him using his eyegaze

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Posted by: Lynnette Kaschke - Portland, CT - Teacher   Jan 02, 2013

Dear Ladd Family I am so sorry for your loss.You are in my thoughts and prayers daily.I feel blessed to have worked with Peter for the last four months I know he loved to hear a story being read to him .He is an angel with God Bless You and your family.

Posted by: Annmarie Neptin - west hartford, CT - para professional   Jan 01, 2013

Dearest Ladd family,
I have just returned from a family retreat and have been told of Peter's passing. Words cannot express how much Peter impacted my life as an educator and that of his Kindergarten peers as well. Peter's infectious smile, laugh, and interactions with his fellow 5 year olds were a lesson in what made Pete more like his peers than different. I have so many wonderful memories of him: painting the mock Sistine Chapel, and loving each time we

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Posted by: Lori Durocher - Southington, CT - Peter's Kdg teacher at Norfeldt   Jan 01, 2013