Beth Ann O’Hara, the mother of Sarah Silverman, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at age 73. On Monday, Silverman took to Twitter to post a goodbye to the woman who raised her.
The post included an image of O’Hara along with a message Silverman wrote about her. It reads:
“Wednesday morning my mom died. She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra. 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.”
“My mom. Beth Ann-O’Hara,” Silverman captions the photo.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports that O’Hara founded the New Thalian Players in 1983, and directed and produced 50 plays with them. The performers knew her as “mom,” and she would call them her “other children” — O’Hara and husband John O’Hara were parents to four daughters, including Silverman.