Very special delivery

As part of a project to bring fellow widows and widowers roses and cards on Valentine's Day, Krista Patronick, of Hanover, left, gets a hug from Jennifer Baxter, right, after making a delivery to her at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center where she works in White River Junction, Vt., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Baxter lost her husband Richard Kozlowski in January.

As part of a project to bring fellow widows and widowers roses and cards on Valentine's Day, Krista Patronick, of Hanover, left, gets a hug from Jennifer Baxter, right, after making a delivery to her at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center where she works in White River Junction, Vt., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Baxter lost her husband Richard Kozlowski in January. "It's a hard day for a widow and I don't think it ever gets easier," said Patronick, who became a widow at age 35 when her husband Tony died in December 2022. "Hopefully it makes some people a little happier to know that their love is not forgotten." (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Krista Patronick, of Hanover, wears a necklace with her husband Tony's wedding ring and a locket containing some of his ashes while delivering cards and flowers to other Upper Valley widows and widowers on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024.

Krista Patronick, of Hanover, wears a necklace with her husband Tony's wedding ring and a locket containing some of his ashes while delivering cards and flowers to other Upper Valley widows and widowers on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. "Grief is going to happen in life," she said. "I like to try to talk about it as much as possible to try to normalize it." (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Krista Patronick, of Hanover, takes a rose from the back of her car to bring to a widow in Plainfield, N.H., on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2024. Patronick and another friends who is also a widow delivered flowers to 30 widows and widowers around the Upper Valley.

Krista Patronick, of Hanover, takes a rose from the back of her car to bring to a widow in Plainfield, N.H., on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2024. Patronick and another friends who is also a widow delivered flowers to 30 widows and widowers around the Upper Valley. "I'm doing this because I miss my husband so much," she said. "I walk around with a hole in my heart too." (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 02-15-2024 11:43 AM

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