The loss of a partner may mean upheaval for not just one person but a whole community. And when Velvet Poveromo wrote a sign after her husband’s death, she was surprised by the reaction it elicited.
Sometimes an act of kindness goes a very long way; it may even leave a legacy. That’s something that Velvet Poveromo may have realized after she put out a sign following her husband’s death – although the widow was initially surprised to learn what people thought of her note.
Velvet and her husband Charlie had been married for almost four decades – an incredible achievement for a couple who had met and fallen in love in high school. Unfortunately, though, in March 2018 Charlie passed away from a heart attack. And the death of Velvet’s spouse was obviously a huge blow to her.
Charlie had been a much-loved barkeep at a local eatery called Grissini. As a matter of fact, the New Milford resident had worked there for nearly 20 years, and consequently he had become almost synonymous with the Englewood Cliffs establishment.