A Woman Made This Sign About Her Husband’s Death. Then She Learned What People Really Thought Of Him

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.

And it was at Grissini that Charlie suffered his heart attack; despite his ill health, the 57-year-old had stayed at work until everyone had been dealt with that night. The proprietor of the restaurant, Tony Del Gatto, was effusive in his praise of the longtime employee.

“[Charlie] was one of the finest gentlemen I had ever met,” Del Gatto said to local news website NorthJersey.com in March 2018. “Everybody felt like an individual to him. He spoke directly to people; his eyes never wandered. There could be 20 or 30 people at the bar... but when a person spoke to him, they were the most important person in the room.”