||Dear Francesco and Joyce,
I just finished reading your father's book "Losing my mind" and ordered "When it gets
dark". Your father did a wonderful service to all of us affected in one way or another by
Alzheimers. My husband is in the early stages, and the insights gained from his book help me
understand him and the disease better. I believe that even though the illness is taking its toll on
the person he is, his essential "self" -- or you may call it his soul -- remains unchanged
and whole. It is my hope that I will be able to connect with this part of him throughout his
I will be forever grateful for your father' courage and tenacity to write these books in the face of
All the best and peace to you both,
Added: September 12, 2012
||Dear Franceco and family,
I just found out about your father's passing.
I know what it is like for you,my dad passed in Feb., 2006 with Alzheimers. It was devastating to my
sister and myself. we has lost our mother in 1990, so it is only the 2 of us now. What a couragious
man your father was to write those books to help others going through the same thing. I have always
felt a connection to your father, I guess because of my own father. I wish you and the Herb Farm all
the best. So sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Sincerely, Marie Perkins.
Added: June 29, 2012
||I just finished reading "Losing My Mind" and went to the WWW to see the status of Mr.
DeBaggio. I am sorry to hear that he died early this year. He was a brave man facing a devastating
disease. I hope that his attempt to raise public awareness brings some answers as to the ca** of
this disease, and a cure.
Added: July 3, 2011
||I just now by chance found out that Tom died back in February, which was very saddening news to me.
He was such a wonderful and courageous person and bore his illness with the utmost openness and
dignity. His death was an enormous loss to those of us who knew him and learned so much from him.
Like Tom, I dearly love my herb garden and, above all, the herb basil, some of which I purchased
from his nursery. I only hope that if I am faced with that same descent into darkness that he was
that I will face it with the same dignity that he did.
Added: July 2, 2011
||Our condolences and prayers to you and the family.A few years ago I came across Tom's books and have
used them for research and answers.They have been and are a great inspiration and tell a story, that
can help many people. I cherish the books of wisdom and will continue to further in Tom's dream, to
get the answer to his one question. "If they can send people to the moon, why is there not an
answer for this disease"?
Tom you left a great legacy, and it is being used. The miracle of minds being found is in progress.
Joyce, Francisco, you are in my prayers.
Added: May 15, 2011
Added: May 10, 2011
||Mr. DeBaggio's poignant, intimate memoirs touched me deeply. Even while struggling with his illness,
his insights shared a wisdom for which I am very grateful. My condolences to all who knew him.
Added: April 30, 2011
||i am so sorry to hear. i read both his books and met him once.
Added: April 21, 2011
Added: April 11, 2011
|Bob & Karen
||Here it is April and WE finally have decided what to say. Not that we knew Mr. DiBaggio at all but
we do have fond memories of the Arlington back Yard and when we moved to Sterling we planted a white
lavender which he called Edelweiss. It is still going strong after 22 years and everyone who visits
wants some. and of course the thyme is coming up and the rosemary is blooming- our daughter used
that in her bouquet with white roses and on her wedding cake. For us this is Tom DiBaggio and he
will live on in his herbs. Thank you for your life and our hope for comofort and peace for the
family. Bob &Karen
Added: April 5, 2011