--Will you come with me?
--I'll go with you.
Our parish is mourning two deaths in one family today. A 17-year-old altar server in our parish died shortly after midnight Tuesday after a lengthy fight with cancer. Dominic Davulis had been serving at Holy Trinity Church in Boston for most of his life and hoped to serve at the altar of God for years to come.
We all pray for the grace of a holy death. The circumstances around Dominic's passing and the unexpected death of his brother William make me wonder at what mysterious events can happen, perhaps in response to that prayer.
Tragedy strikes Southie family: Brother killed hours before tumor takes his sibling's life
By Laura Crimaldi (Boston Herald)
Thursday, August 10, 2006 - Updated: 03:14 AM EST
The devoted older brother of a dying Dorchester teen fulfilled a promise to join his little brother on his journey into eternal life when he died Tuesday in a motorcycle accident just hours before a brain tumor claimed his kin.
William Davulis, 26, the eldest of 10 children, was on his way to say goodbye to his younger brother, Dominic, 17, when he lost control of his motorcycle at the intersection of East First and O streets in South Boston at about 4:35 p.m.
"William wasn't expecting to see God. He was expecting to see his dying brother," said the brothers' mother Terina, who hasn't slept since she bid adieu to her older son at the city morgue only to return to Dominic's bedside and hold his hand until he died at 12:50 yesterday morning.