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Sarah Silverman, Emmy Awards 2014

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Sarah Silverman's mother, Beth Ann O'Hara, has died at age 73.

The comedienne tweeted a throwback picture of her mom Monday. "Wednesday morning my mom died," she informed her 6.76 million Twitter followers. "She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra."

Silverman, the youngest of five kids, described her late mother as "the woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room then secretly watched as I found my way to it on my own. The woman who went back to college at 42, and skinny dipped in ponds, and told me never to protect myself from a broken heart because it was so very worth the pain to get to experience love."

O'Hara was surrounded by her children and grandchildren at the time of her death.

A public memorial service and private burial were held Friday. In lieu of flowers, O'Hara's family has asked that donations be made to either Doctors Without Borders or the American Jewish World Service.

O'Hara was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 6, 1941. She married Donald Silverman in October 1961. After their divorce, she married John O'Hara in June 1987; he precedes her in death. Around that time, O'Hara founded the New Thalian Players, where she produced and directed 50 plays over 25 years. She won the lifetime achievement award in 2003 from the New Hampshire Counsel of the Arts. Before presenting the award to O'Hara, Silverman said she was "loving, nurturing, caring, colorful—she used to wear two different color socks. I'm not sure she was aware of that—supportive, honest, strong and with endless creativity and energy. She gives us the feeling that we fill her heart with love and I think it's because we fill her heart with love. Mom, we feel the same. You fill our hearts, as well."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Silverman and her family.

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