PETITO’S DAD PAYS TEARFUL TRIBUTE TO DAUGHTER GABBY
Gabby Petito’s dad has paid a tearful tribute to his daughter Gabby at her funeral.
Mourners had gathered at Moloney’s Funeral Home in Holbrook exactly one week after her body was found at a Wyoming campsite.
“The entire planet knows this woman’s name,” her father, Joe Petito, told the packed crowd. “And she’s inspired a lot of women and a lot of men to do what’s best for them first. Put yourself first. And do it now while you have time.”
“I couldn’t be more proud,” he added. “If there’s a relationship that might not be the best for you, leave it now.”Joe Petito and Gabby’s stepfather, James Schmidt, shared a tearful embrace.
He also told mourners, “I don’t want you guys to be sad.”
“Gabby didn’t live that way. That wasn’t her way,” he said. “As a matter of fact, if you knew Gabby she was always a pretty happy girl. People gravitated toward her. Her nature was always to smile and treat everybody kindly.”
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