Remembering Gabby Petito: "Gabby loved life; enjoyed every moment. Love, and give love to all, like she did."
Gabby Petito's father speaks about her life at her memorial service at Moloney's Funeral Home in Long Island.
Best just to be clear, Gabby had four lbs. There weren't step pounds. She had four parents that genuinely loved her as if she was her own And this man is one Yeah, it's hard to see behind us, but I still see cabbie is this the world sees this, but like joe said this, this is what I, what I see. This is when I got to be blessed to know Gabby um you all got to see our extended family, the firehouse family come through here and that's what we're gonna do. We do, we do funerals unfortunately and we're good at it, done throughout my career. I've written eulogies plan these funerals, not one of them could ever planned or prepared before. This motive. My grandmother told me that she's gonna be 100 next month. When we buried my mom earlier this year. Parents aren't supposed to bury their Children. This is not how life is supposed to work, but it is an unfortunate reality. I spent a good portion of my life working and trying to earn money to provide for our family and our kids to give them the best life, Gabby at 22 years old. Help teach me. You can always make money but you can't make up for lost time. Gabby loved life and lived her life every single day every day. That so see you as this child lived her life. Mhm. She's an example for all of us to live by, to enjoy every moment in this beautiful world as she did love and give love to all. Like she did Gabby had a tattoo on her own that red, Let it be the title of a song from a van. She loved beautiful thing about music. This can mean so many different things to so many different people. There's a verse from that song that speaks to me when the broken hearted people living in the world agree there will be an answer. Let it be. It's okay to mourn for Gabby. It's okay to feel sorrow and pain. But we want to celebrate her and how she lives her life. We will need to hold on to all of those wonderful memories we shared with because that will be the answer. Let it be right. Let it be. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I'm never short of words but I've been up for days weeks now with this the love and support from everybody from all across the world. It's absolutely amazing. We thank all of you for remembering her and celebrating her because this is what it is. It's about celebrating a beautiful person in a beautiful salt. Although there was a lot of evil and wrong in the world, there was more good and there was a lot of good people out there and they're all in this room right now. They're all across the world. I'm here with us all. I love you wolf. She Mhm. So uh Absolutely. Yeah. Mhm. Uh huh. Yeah. Hey gentlemen, thank you so much for sharing. Yeah. And uhh you just thank you for for letting us get to know Gabby what an amazing woman she was and it's safe to say that she's touched all of us, not just here in this chapel today, but everyone across the country in the world. Um And so I'd like to just share with you the palm that's on the back of her prayer card. Yes. Do not grieve for me for I am free. I am traveling a path of the Lord has taken me. You're not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow perhaps my time seemed to brief do not lengthen it on degrees, lift up your hearts and share with me the memories that will always be and we just thank you for for again letting us get to know Gabby and and sharing this time with the community and letting us come together as a community to grieve her loss but also celebrate her life. And so with that at this time we're gonna be opening the doors to the public, we will be putting this tensions in the front here and so that there's a nice flow of people coming in. If anyone needs anything at all. Our entire staff, it's here for you. So please don't hesitate to ask for anything that you need. Thank you again for coming and and you're going to continue to stay in in our hearts and in our prayers and today's weeks and months to come. Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. Cool. He's here, I guess it's just.