They were together at home and at work. At the hour of their death they were also almost together. When one of them left, the other followed.
“Love never stops,” the saint wrote. pee. It seems that this love has united the couple near Milan in this last hour. The day before, they had married their daughter, and then left almost together.
He was 90, she was 84. All their lives, they ran a shoe store in Nerviano, in the Italian province of Milan. They were together through thick and thin, in sickness and in health. They went on this last trip together. Italian media write about the couple.
Luigi Pena (†90) died on Monday, September 4, the day after his daughter’s wedding. A few hours later, his wife Angela Beneke (†84) joined him. She died on Tuesday, September 5.
Luigi and Angela were very well known in town. They left behind a daughter, Annamaria, and three sons – Marco, Paolo and Carlo. The couple had been ill for a long time.
The couple’s funeral was held on the same day, September 7, at Santo Stefano Parish Church.
Relatives and friends say goodbye to their spouses
The city mourns the dead and remembers these extraordinary figures. We read that they were a “very cute couple.” Residents remembered them as inseparable couples, they came to the bar to have breakfast together and “did not want to separate even before the last trip.”
Luigi was very active in the parish. He was a catechist and choir member. In the past he was also president of the College Voluntary Society, which cooperates with missionaries.
“Life does not bring back the people we lost, the words we did not say, and the feelings we did not experience. Nothing comes back, but we keep all the most beautiful things in this life locked up in memories that we will carry inside us.” “In this special little place called the heart,” the association wrote in a touching farewell. As previously mentioned, Luigi was a fan of classical music.
Volunteers refer to the 90-year-old as “dad, big brother and friend.” “We will miss you, but we want to think that you held the hand of our beloved Angela to cross the threshold of hope together,” they admit.
They were a “very nice couple.” “I still remember how in the morning they got together for breakfast,” says a heartfelt letter from one Nerviano resident, while another confirms that they “did not want to separate even before the last trip.”
“Nerviano is made poorer by the loss of another part of its history. Angela and Luigi were exceptional examples of kindness and respect,” stressed former city mayor Massimo Cozzi. He added: “There is no need for words in these cases, and now they are still united in heaven.”
As confirmed, love like this doesn’t happen anymore…
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