Gregory Peck

Last Updated on January 1, 2001

"What is the name of the poem Greg read at Frank Sinatra's funeral and who is it by?"

The above is probably one of the questions I get asked the most everyday. Look below for the answer! Also included is a poem that Greg asked me to include on the page for all his fans to read.

Poem Article

To Those I Love
by Isla Paschal Richardson

If I should ever leave you,
Whom I love
To go along the silent way. . .
Grieve not.
Nor speak of me with tears.
But laugh and talk of me
As if I were beside you there.

(I'd come. . .I'd come,
Could I but find a way!
But would not tears and
And grief be barriers?)

And when you hear a song
Or see a bird I loved,
Please do not let the thought of me
Be sad. . .for I am loving you
Just as I always have. . .

You were so good to me!
There are so many things
I wanted still to do. . .
So many things I wanted to say
to you. . . Remember that
I did not fear. . . It was
Just leaving you
That was so hard to face.

We cannot see beyond. . .
But this I know:
I loved you so. . .
'twas heaven here with you!

On April 3, 1998, I was contacted by Gregory Peck. He wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful birthday greetings. He also wanted me to include this poem on my page for all of you, his fans, to read:
May you have love and raiment
And a soft pillow for your head
And may you spend forty years in heaven
Before the devil knows you're dead.