Shared by Gloria Rossignol on April 26, 2015

I didn't know you yet. I wish I did so we could ride around the town. I do have to say you look so damn  cool and handsome on the bike. 

My.........how I miss you!!!

Wedding day

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on April 4, 2015

Our wedding anniversary is coming up very soon. It would be the third one. I so wish you were here with us to celebrate the special bond we made official with our boys. I'm not sure what we will do to celebrate. I do know I will make it special with the boys especially because they were there to witness the union of our long awaited nuptials. We love and miss you so very much! !

his favorite holiday

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday. He would say it was a day to be thankful for a feast , family and not broke and lonely. Unlike Christmas which is all about $ and forgetting the true spirit. If he were around now and see how even Thanksgiving is going down the same path by retailers opening earlier.  

Shopping at the market for this special meal was pure joy for. He'd get the list done way in advance and a few days before , he'd have a menu done of what we would be eating that day. I never made a turkey but he didn't mind because he was use to being up at the crack of dawn. I remember waking to the delicious smell of turkey and him doing a puzzle. He would lift his head give me a smile and we'd nod mutually at the feast ahead. We would then curl up on the couch and watch the Macy's thanksgiving day parade. After the parade we'd finish preparing our meal get dressed up nice for the festivities.  He would even say grace then say lets dig in. 2 Thanksgiving without you. Has not been easy at all but definitely thankful for the many memories of those special occasions you have given me. Love you always! Xoxox

Vinnys birthday

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 25, 2014

It was the morning of Vinnys birthday. Not only did we sing happy birthday and give Vinny his gifts,  we ate cake in the morning. Lol! 

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 25, 2014

We found out about this park from our friend Denice.It has sprinklers a concession stand and all fun things. Steve would always tell us to get our towels and get ready

 We knew that ment were going to Derry.

nose ring

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 25, 2014

Any time he would put a ring on his nose, he would say that was his nose ring. Such a silly joker. 

nose ring

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 25, 2014

Any time he would put a ring on his nose, he would say that was his nose ring. Such a silly joker. 

Wedding day

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on April 28, 2014

My love, my friend, my everything!!!! Thought about you more than ever today. Our 2nd wedding anniversary!!! Words can never describe how much I love and miss you!!! Lit a few fire works in Long beach in memory of this beautiful and special day. Boys are having a blast of course. Forever your girl, Me!

Gone but never forgotten

Shared by Mike V on November 30, 2013
I met Steve back in 2004 when I was dating Alexa. Steve and Pete were the first 2 men who welcomed me into the family, long before I was ever apart of it. Like Alexa said in a previous message, the 3 of us (Steve, Pete, and myself) were the only white guys in this family and I immediately sought them out at every function. I loved talking about everything with Steve and he loved listening about what I did as a police officer. I can still hear his laugh as I would go into a rant about the savage animals that we dealt with on a daily basis. The laugh will never die. And even though he is not here amongst us, we know that he will always be around. In our hearts, minds, and spirits. We miss u Steve. We will always miss u. I know that you will keep a watchful eye over us, and keep Alexa and I safe for the duration of our NYPD careers. In return i will always be here for your boys and I will always remind them how great of a man that their dad truly was. Rest in peace my brother. Mike Vollaro

show after 9/11

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 17, 2013

It was October 2001. Right after 9/11. NYC was losing money left and right after what happened. People were afraid to go into the city for any reason. John Leguizamo, a popular comedian, was performing a stand up act and Steve really wanted to go see his show. He always said that "no one should live in fear. When your time comes, well it comes and there is nothing anyone can do about it.With that said , lets go see this funny ass guy. We just have to go!" I was the one who got Steve into this comedian and so of course I wanted to go too. I was a bit afraid plus I was expecting so obviously a bit scared. But we did make a great nite of it. We went with George, Joyce, Pete & Chris and met at Rafael & Lennies for a late nite snack. The evening turned out great. Leguizamos performance was excellent. I was super happy to see my honey laughing so hard and really enjoy this evening.  Leguizamo even signed Steves Playbill!

Tonio's 1st day of school

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 17, 2013

I waited with Antonio for the bus to pick him up to go to school & Steve wanted to pick him up when he got home "in case you   cry of joy that he's home, which most parents would cry that they are home" he joked. I had to run home grab the camera and snap this shot of them walking up the driveway.

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on November 17, 2013

This was the summer of '98. I just miss the days of being by his side and sharing many more great memories with him. I thank him for giving me as much as he has. A true loving man with so much of himslef to give. Always happy, cheerful and full of life. Ready to hang and amuse us all with his funny jokes. We have shared the best of many great memories. I wish to God there were more for us to tell. LOVE YOU BOO, ALWAYS AND FOREVER!

meme is here

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

Always looked so forward to meme visiting. Great quality time remembering the good ol days. He didn't say it much but when he did, you can see how much he missed her. Our angels looking and protecting us.

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

We were in Lynbrook  NY( early) and before we headed for family fun made a quick stop to drop off some meters. Antonio was with us so Steve said it was bring your son to work day.

smile

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

Boy did he hate presents. Always told me not to get him anything. Of course I didn't listen. What's a birthday without at least one present. He did however really enjoy cake.

play time

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

Loved seeing him playing with Antonio when he got home from work. Just crawling around, tossing him up, anything to make his boy smile. Such a great dad.

sight seeing

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

Showing me around New Hampshire. If theres one thing I really learned with Steve was that you have to get up super early to enjoy the sights. Being from NY , well I was a night owl. Need to get to this spot with Antonio & Vinny.

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

Looks like he forgot something. LOL. Yes he had a ponytail. He did kinda like it. When it got to long , he quickly cut it because he didn't want to look like Steven Segal.

XOXOXO

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 29, 2013

It was November 2001. I thought we were going to celebrate my niece Vanessa birthday. We drove to Jersey for our baby shower. He knew all about it and that my mom came from Ecuador for the special event. Not once did he say anything to me about it. Good kept secret.

Quick stop @ mall before wedding

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 17, 2013

This was on the day of Violet and Jims wedding. We were running around like crazy that day and just a few minutes away from the reception hall with no shoes or makeup for me and no tie or belt for Steve. We laughed our way to a mall that was close by and made it to the ceremony in plenty of time. Steve always looking pretty sharp in a suit.

My 3 beautiful men

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 17, 2013

This is such a precious picture of the three of them. I love that I captured this tender moment. It was just a few hours after Vinny was born and Steve and Antonio walked in cheerfully and happy to meet our new addition to the family. We love you!

His true pride and joy

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 17, 2013

He always enjoyed having all his kids together. Whenever possible he would be eager to see a play, cheerleading, soccer, basketball game, or just having them over for a really nice visit (as he would happily say). Holidays were always a favorite especially the cooking part where he'd prepare the best meals that he knew were their favorite and enjoy their company. The smile on this picture shows how much he loved each and everyone one of them.

Meeting my familia

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 10, 2013

This was Steves first time meeting my family. He told me he was a bit nervous but quickly got over it especially once he met George. My crazy wonderful brother. They hit it off from the start. I love how everyone especially in my family loved this man. We ALL miss him very deeply!

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 8, 2013
This was our first New Year's Eve at home and not going anywhere. Steve didn't wanna do the going away and big party thing. He wanted us to have a nice quiet evening at home. I'm glad I agreed to it. It was very nice with a small cake for Antonio's birthday. Beautiful intimate family time.

Gotcha

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 8, 2013
He was chasing the boys around. They were running and laughing. I thought I was going to get a picture of Vinny. But instead I got my honey. I asked him where are the boys and he told me they got tired of running so he was going to try and scare me. He didn't know I grabbed the camera for a picture.

Joining in the fun

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on October 8, 2013
I remember Antonio wanting to take a bath and asked if Vinny could have one with him. Steve was like "Sure! As a matter a fact I'll join you boys" They were so happy. I couldn't believe all three would fit in the tub. I just had to take a picture. It was so funny.

our last bonding conversation

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on August 18, 2013

it was May 2013 and we were @ Christinas for Witos memorial weekend...Steve was asking bout my  3rd pregnancy. this conversation felt like it was a father daughter one,just what i needed, and being open with him and answering all his questions and just talking to him about how happy but sad i felt at the same time. i loved him that day just for talking and listening to me...its like he cared about me without me asking to. in the middle of our conversation i thought to myself..why isnt my dad asking me all of this, y isnt my own dad interested like my uncle Steve..n i realized, Steve loves me..i knew he loved me but he showed me he loved n cared for me ...n i will always love and remember him with this heart to heart that i needed in that very moment in my life. he gave me a sense of Hope that i needed..luv u always 
                                                                                  jessy

 

mornings with steve

Shared by Gloria Rossignol on August 18, 2013

i can remember during the holidays the whole family would set up camp at the Garaicoa household in New Jersey and Steve and I would always be the first ones awake.  we would always have conversations about my job.  actually it wouldnt be conversations, it would be steve asking me a dozen questions about what i did for work the past couple of weeks. so we would jump from police topics to baking cookies.  i loved his cookies....they were the best and i now regret not getting his recipes.  i remember every time he made them i would stash a pound away in my kids diaper bags.  i remember every time i would unpack my car, steve would say "did you guys buy the whole mall?"  steve was such a great man and outstanding father.  steve and my husband along with Pete had the special caucasion bond going on.  steve also had cop talks with my husband mike only cause mike gave more detailed and funnier stories. i will never forget steves laugh.  it was a good one. he will be truly missed and never forgotten.
                                                                                  Alexa Vollaro 

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