Layla Rose
6/8/2006 - 7/31/2020On Friday, July 31st 2020, we lost our precious baby girl Layla. It's been 7 days, 168 hours, 10,080 minutes of heart wrenching agony. The house doesn't feel the same without you here....life doesn't feel the same. There are no pitter-pats to hear on the floor anymore. Our hearts are broken each time we wake up and don't see you....the tears just won't stop, and your not here to lick the tears away like you always did. Our lives will never be the same again without our pumpkin head. You were the most amazing, beautiful, kind, loving, gentle dog this world has ever seen. Your eyes were the sweetest, most loving, innocent eyes we have ever looked into....we miss you so very much baby girl. You brought so much love and joy to our lives and our hearts are empty now. You were always our favorite hello and you were our hardest goodbye. We will cross the Rainbow Bridge together and be reunited when the time comes and we will never let you go. You are and always will be our precious angel baby girl and will be forever in our hearts and souls. We love you so, so very much Layla Rose and we miss you every second baby girl.Donna ConnellyMassapequa Park, New YorkAugust 7, 2020
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Donna, Tim & Ryan,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Layla. Layla was such a sweet dog and such as wonderful companion and best friend. She was such a blessing to her family and her family was such a blessing to her. She's in a wonderful place now where there is no more crying or pain. It's never easy to say goodbye to your baby but she will live on forever through her family. We know something of what you are going through and that words can never express the loss you are feeling, but know that your friends and family are here for you through this difficult time.

When we saw this poem we thought of you guys:
"Pawprints Left by You"
You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door.
You're not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you, you were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend...
...a loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take time to heal-for the silence to go away.
I still listen for you, and miss you every day.
You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true.
My heart will always wear...
the pawprints left by you.
Peggy & Peter Brown - August 24, 2020
Donna, and family...
I am so saddened by your loss. Layla was a beautiful soul, patient, sweet, living qnd brought you all so much joy. I loved her dearly and cannot imagine what you're all feeling. Hoping you all find peace and know that she gas a part in many people's lives. Love you, Layla🌹
Priya Gurcharan - August 13, 2020
Layla was the most beautiful dog I’ve ever known, both inside and out she was nothing but sweet and kind to everyone she met. She was so loving, I have so many lovely memories of me and her cuddling in her cage or on her bed. I always talked to Layla and I looked forward to seeing her every time we visited. She is so beautiful and she was so lucky to have such amazing parents and an amazing little brother aswell. Layla was loved and adored by everyone who ever met her. We are all going to miss Layla, that sweet, compassionate, friendly dog we all love so very much. It will get easier with time, but of course she will always hold a special place in your hearts. My heart is with you now and always! Stay strong!! ❀️❀️Kathryn Castoria - August 12, 2020
To: Donna, Tim and Ryan,
Our deepest prayers and sympathy going to you guys. Layla was the sweetest baby girl and bought so much joy to everyone. She will be missed. We love you guys and are here for you.
Renee, Andre, Jaz and Deidre Williams - August 11, 2020
Dear Donna and Tim, Layla was blessed to have you to you two as parents. Of course you guys were equally blessed to have such a sweet, well mannered pet. I will miss seeing her warm face pressed against the storm door in anticipation of visitors. You have a multitude of loving memories and fun photographs to help you carry on. Thinking of you guys.
Love, Dan
Dan Castoria - August 11, 2020
Aunt Donna, Uncle Tim and Ryan,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Layla very much.
Love, James
James Castoria - August 11, 2020
Donna, Tim & Ryan,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You gave Layla a wonderful home and life. I know how much you loved her and I loved her too very much. Layla will always be remembered. I love you and are thinking of you. Much love and prayers to you all. Big hugs πŸ™β€οΈπŸ™
Love, Linda
Linda Castoria - August 11, 2020
Feeling your deep loss. I am so glad you got the extra four years with her. Our girl Paisley, went through a lot of treatments too. It was so hard but so worth it.Megyn Shea - August 11, 2020
Dear Donna, Tim, and Ryan,
Layla Rose was loved by many. Seeing her beautiful pictures brightened some of my days.
Hoping that you will find peace and comfort remembering all of the joy she brought into your lives. Knowing that she is at peace amongst angels.
Janeika Fairley - August 11, 2020
Dear Donna,Tim and Ryan
Layla was such a wonderful dog, she was lucky to have found a family as loving as yours. Know that we are thinking of you. No truer word was said when they called dogs man's best friend. Layla was a special dog. May the fond memories you have ease the pain of grief for your family at this difficult time.
Mom & Dad Connelly - August 10, 2020
I know how much Layla meant to this family. Can't put into words how sad I am for them. I certainly will miss their Beautiful Christmas card and seeing her. Love this family bunches!!!!!Rick Lawrence - August 9, 2020
Catherine PosA - August 8, 2020
How lucky you all are to have such deep love in your lives. I am sure your Mom welcomed Layla with open arms and will do an amazing job taking care of her until you meet again.

Love You All!
Toni Kretzmer - August 8, 2020
Donna, Tim & Ryan we are all so sorry for your loss. We love you and are thinking of you. Love Tina, Justin, Jake, Aunt Nancy & Uncle Joe.. SEEBECK - August 8, 2020
Donna. I know how hard this is for you. We’ve had 4 fur babies and there is a reason they call them fur babies. They are family and like children you watch them grow but letting go is never easy. Just be comforted by the thought that Layla had a good life with you and she’s no longer suffering. It will get easier in time but she will always have a special place in your heart ❀️JoAnn Santoro - August 8, 2020
Dear Donna, Timo and Ryan,
Deepest condolences on your loss of Layla Rose. Your words speak the truth. She was an angel sent here for you guys to love and cherish. And that’s how Layla felt, always .. loved and cherished. It is my hope that you cherish her memory and smile because it happened. I love you. I love Layla πŸΎπŸ’•πŸ˜‡πŸŒˆπŸ’Ÿ May you find your peace of mind and heart.
Love, Joanne
Joanne Millar - August 8, 2020
Such a sweet puppy . She will always be remembered.Lynne Shein - August 8, 2020
I am so heartbroken to hear about Layla, Donna πŸ’”πŸ’” I know how much you loved her and how much we all loved her...she was the best baby to you and Tim and she will always be with you guys...hardest thing in our life is to let an unconditional part of the family go...love you Donna...my love and prayers to you with a big giant hug β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»Cindy Rosario - August 8, 2020
Layla has been an integral part of your life. She was a special member of your family and the grief you and your family feels is unimaginable. Take care of yourself, and allow yourself time to grieve. May loving memories of your beloved Layla warm your heart forever.indira gaddipati - August 8, 2020
Praying for your peace and comfort in knowing that Layla is among angels free from all pain. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’•Roni Drew - August 8, 2020
Dear Donna, Timo and Ryan,
Deepest condolences on your loss of Layla Rose. Your words speak the truth. She was an angel sent here for you guys to love and cherish. And that’s how Layla felt, always .. loved and cherished. It is my hope that you cherish her memory and smile because it happened. I love you. I love Layla πŸΎπŸ’•πŸ˜‡πŸŒˆπŸ’Ÿ May you find your peace of mind and heart.
Love, Joanne
Joanne Millar - August 8, 2020
Sorry you two are going g through this. It sucks that to love someone so much means you eventually have to hurt just as much. She was a sweet girl and you gave her a wonderful life and home.Ron Millar - August 8, 2020
I miss my baby girl! 🐾❀️Tim Connelly - August 8, 2020

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