The Ring

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:11

I remember the bell ringing on November 23, 2001 at 6 p.m. It was an officer from the Warwick police department. My husband Peter’s memorial service was to be held the following day at 1 p.m. His words were 'Mrs. Gyulavary we have found your husband’s body.’ My first response was 'It is a whole body?’ And it was. That next day Peter’s body was brought up to Warwick. He was buried the following Monday and on Tuesday I went down to the Pier to get all his belongings. At the very top of the package was the ring that he had worn for only one year. It was a ring his father had from a military school in Hungary. His father had passed 18 months prior and Peter wanted that ring. He wore it on his pinky. He never wore rings but that ring meant a great deal to him. I have been blessed to have closure getting his body and have let his soul go to rest and I have the ring that will remain with us. He was an amazing man who loved life. His laughter and smile will always be with my daughter Genevieve and me and we will honor him by living our lives to the fullest.” Jane Gyulavary, Warwick Jane Gyulavary husband was killed on 9-11 . His name is inscribed on the Warwick Citizens Monument. Additional recollections from that day and about the lessons of Sept. 10 can be found on pages 24 and 25.