Saksi ang aktres-acting coach na si Beverly Vergel sa pagdadalamhati ng mga apo ng namayapang Barretto patriarch na si Miguel Barretto nitong Oktubre 17, Huwebes ng gabi, sa Heritage Memorial Park, Taguig City.
Pumanaw si Miguel noong October 15, Martes, sa edad na 82.
Nag-post si Beverly sa Facebook nitong Oktubre 18, Biyernes ng hapon, ng mga litrato at naobserbahan niya sa lamay.
Aniya, “Behind closed doors. After the guests have left. Generations of Barretto’s sat inside the chapel. The grandchildren kept going to ‘Pikey’ as they fondly call Tito Mike.
“They kept touching the cover, wiping, opening, adjusting and closing it, fixing the satin cloth around the coffin’s rim.”
Malapit si Beverly sa mga Barretto dahil lima o anim sa mga ito ay tinuruan niya sa acting workshop.
Sabi raw ni Mommy Inday Barretto, biyuda ni Miguel, habang pinagmamasdan ang mga apo, “It’s harder on the grandchildren.”
Pagpapatuloy ni Beverly, “I saw how the grandchildren wanted him to wake-up.
"I saw the two video presentations. One made by Dani and another by Leon.
“Both full of love and both showed what ‘Pikey’ meant to them and in their lives. The grandchildren were in tears.
“For the grandchildren, ‘PIKEY’ is the greatest loss they’ve experienced in their young lives.
"Let’s pray for God’s love and comfort to be showered upon them and the Barretto clan. Peace.”
Sina Dani at Leon ay mga anak ni Marjorie Barretto, isa sa pitong anak nina Miguel at Inday.
Six years nang nakabase si Beverly sa North America, kung saan nakasulat siya ng dalawang screenplay at nagdirek ng tatlong pelikula.
Bev, as she is fondly called by her friends, is a certified life and career coach.
Her clients are based in the Philippines, US, and Canada.