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Pictured: Franco Gorno holding framed pictures of himself and late wife Joan at his house in Cardiff, south Wales. Tuesday 25 March 2014<br />
Re: Every month heartbroken widower Franco Gorno travels to a bus shelter in Neath outside Victoria Gardens in south Wales, to place flowers at the spot where he first met Joan 64 years ago.<br />
His story came to light after a local resident, Simon Watkins found the bouquet of flowers and an emotional note left at the bus shelter.<br />
The note, which was not signed, said: "Joan, my beloved, passed away on 09/03/2013 and broke my heart for ever! Rest in peace my darling.<br />
"I'll see you soon, I'll be 87 soon so I will not be long...God bless."<br />
Thousands of people shared and liked the story on the Evening Post's Facebook page, which led to Franco's granddaughter Katie Stewart to contact the Post and reveal who the mystery couple are.<br />
Ms Stewart, who is originally from Neath, but now lives in Ystradgynlais, said one of her friends posted the story on Facebook.<br />
"It is very touching," she said. "He is very sentimental.<br />
"He also came down at Christmas and spoke to a gentleman in a cafe near the park.<br />
"He just says that spot is sentimental to him.<br />
"I saw him before he was going to Neath to drop the flowers there."<br />
Franco, aged 86, said he was devastated when Joan, aged 81, died last year. "She destroyed me when she went," he said. "You never get rid of the loneliness. I miss her every minute."<br />
He said he often visits the bus shelter.<br />
"I put flowers there every month or so as I live in Cardiff," he said.<br />
"I put a note to satisfy people, as they will be saying 'what the hell are these flowers there for?'"<br />
Mr Gorno, who has four children and four grandchildren, said he has fond memories of when he met Joan, around two weeks before Christmas in 1950.<br />
They married two years later.<br />
"I came from Italy with some boys to work at the tinplate works at Briton Ferry," he said.<br />
"It was very hard work.
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Pictured: Franco Gorno holding framed pictures of himself and late wife Joan at his house in Cardiff, south Wales. Tuesday 25 March 2014
Re: Every month heartbroken widower Franco Gorno travels to a bus shelter in Neath outside Victoria Gardens in south Wales, to place flowers at the spot where he first met Joan 64 years ago.
His story came to light after a local resident, Simon Watkins found the bouquet of flowers and an emotional note left at the bus shelter.
The note,...
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