“If I had all the time in the world…” Beautification and landscaping completed at the Christina Ginley angel memorial

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Ginley family, devastated by the loss of FDNY Lieutenant John Ginley, found some comfort in a local memorial —  a large steel angel. Ginley’s parents met and kept in touch with its sculptor Lei Hennessy-Owen, writes Roger Gavan in the Warwick Advertiser.

When, on March 14, 2013, John Ginley’s niece, Christina Ginley, 18, was killed in a car accident, Hennessy-Owen made an angel for Christina. It is 9 feet, 11 inches tall and contains some bits of World Trade Center steel.

The Ginleys have now completed a beautification project around Christina’s angel with benches and a plaque bearing Christina’s words, “If I had all the time in the world, I would travel and spend time with the people I love.”

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