Local widow gets husband's headstone after calling News 4

Local widow gets husband's headstone after calling News 4

Local widow gets husband's headstone after calling News 4

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by Mike Colombo / News 4 and KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 8:08 PM

JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- A Jefferson County woman who had been waiting for almost a year for her husband’s headstone is finally at peace.

Mary Morie, who lost her husband 14 months ago, said her husband’s grave finally has a headstone.

Morie’s husband passed away in September 2011. Two months later she selected Dave Princivalli to produce the headstone at St. Joseph’s Cemetery near Kimmswick. She paid almost $8,000 to make the monument, but as of the end of 2012, nothing was done.

Morie says the December date passed with Princivalli telling her he’d gotten sick. After visiting her husband’s grave in Kimmswick several times a month and seeing it incomplete, she called News 4’s Mike Colombo.

Colombo with Dave Princivalli on the phone. While he declined an on-camera interview, he said he would have the stone set within a couple of weeks.

Two days later, the stone was in place.

“It was beautiful,” said Morie.

“It’s got to feel like a big relief for you, does it not?” asked Colombo.

“Yes it does,” she said. “To see that what I had been waiting so long far had finally been set in place.”

Morie said she’s finally

 

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