Niagara Gazette — “Losing you happens everyday but not forever,” her husband, Sam, wrote as part of his message.
Other written words on the drawings speak to the community’s loss of a giving spirit. “You were the voice of those who had none,” wrote hospital CEO Joe Ruffolo, referencing Gara’s volunteer work on many area boards, including the board of the hospital.
If the room makes those who wait within it feel just a bit more serene and peaceful during difficult waiting, then LaMorticella has done the job he’d hoped to do.
“That room held a big importance for me,” he said in a phone interview from his home, which overlooks the ocean near Laguna Beach.
“It’s very personal without being in your face personal,” he added. “Nancy would have liked that … she was a very classy lady.”
Contact Michele DeLuca at 282-2311, ext. 2263.