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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    69 years wed, death 50 minutes apart

    After 69 years of marriage, Stamford couple dies minutes apart

    STAMFORD, CONN. -- Giuseppe and Livia Fortuna's courtship and marriage reads like a fairy tale. Their deaths are straight out of Shakespeare.

    The two native Italians met and fell in love in Rome, tied the knot just before the end of World War II, had four kids and moved to a house in Stamford's Cove neighborhood in the early 1960s, They stayed there until their health deteriorated and lived together in the Smith House Health Care Center for about a year.

    On Saturday, 91-year-old Giuseppe died, and within 50 minutes, his bride of 69 years, Livia, died of a broken heart, family members said -- a day after her 86th birthday.
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  2. #2
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    Oct 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    This was lovely to read tonight.

    It's very inspirational to see people loving each other for so long.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2014
    East Tennessee
    As an RN who works mostly with the elderly, this is a scenario I've seen repeated over and over since I became a nurses aide in 1982. It may sound awful to people who aren't in the health care professions, but this is one of the most life-affirming, marriage-affirming beautiful experiences I have ever been privileged to witness.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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