I’m sharing a touching story I read on People.Com that confirms my belief that “true love” exists and I feel you’ll be impressed by the loyalty of this story as well. There are some people in our society who don’t believe in “true love” and this story sheds some light on a gentleman, Rocky Abalsamo, who sat by his wife’s grave for 20 years because he didn’t want her to be alone. To me, this displays a love and loyalty to his wife who had passed away and the pain that stole 20 years of a man’s life.
I’m a believer in “true love” and it’s my belief that once a person has found their mate there’s nothing that can rob their love regardless of what comes against it. Love is honest, genuine, feeling, breathing, giving, accepting, loyalty, faithfulness and numerous other merits that are too many to list.
Abalsamo walked daily to St Joseph Cemetery as it opened in West Roxbury Mass to sit in a lawn chair beside his loving wife, Julia’s, grave who died in 1993. He would greet her every morning and sit there without a break for food or water until the cemetery closed in the evening and before leaving he would sprinkle crumbs over her grave for the animals to keep her company while he was away. He did this for 20 years through snowstorms, birthdays, etc., to ensure the love of his life was never lonesome.
Abalsamo’s devotion to his wife received national attention in 2000, when the Boston Globe reported on the husband’s ongoing vigil to his wife of 55 years. At the time of this reporting he had been watching over his wife for 7 years. He told the Boston Globe, “Julia is a part of me, so here I am whole; being here makes me feel better. Not good, but better, I do it for Julita, and for myself.”
The story quickly attracted total strangers attention and they became friends with Abalsamo and they’d stop by to bring him blankets and extra clothing and to help him decorate Julia’s grave. Abalsamo talked and shared stories of his undying romance and offered advice to others on the matters of love.
Abalsamo continued his visits to Julia’s grave until 2005 and the death in the family encouraged him to begin to spend more time among his living loved ones. He continued to visit Julia regularly until falling ill in July of last year.
Abalsamo died on Wednesday June 6, 2014 at the age of 97 and he is set to be buried by his “true love” Julita Echeverria Abalsamo at the left side of Julia’s burial plot, because this was his side when they walked together.
He is now resting beside his beloved Julia, keeping her company for an eternity.
Writer of this article is Barbara Kasey Smith and it is based on an article I read on People.Com