At the state funeral of David Sassoli his children, Giulio and Livia, read a moving letter dedicated to the president of the European Parliament, who passed away on 11 January.
David Sassoli: the letter from the children
Without hiding the emotion Giulio and Livia Sassoli read – during the state funeral – a letter from them dedicated to their father, David Sassoli, the president of the European Parliament who passed away on 11 January due to a dysfunction of the immune system. The two young people stressed the dignity, loyalty and authenticity shown by their father throughout his life and the other values he passed on to them before disappearing. “In addition to good morning and good evening, you always exclaimed ‘hurray’, as if just meeting each other was already a victory”, declared Giulio Sassoli, recalling how, in the last days of his life, his father – who had now understood that he would not have much left time – had appealed to love several times: “perhaps the most banal word but which in the last few hours you have repeated more often: like a cry, like an exhortation. Until the end you were able not to give in to despair and you gave us hope “.
His words were joined by his sister, Livia, who underlined her father’s commitment to freedom and democracy, two values he had always tried to transmit to her and which she had also pursued at work. “We are the hope when we do not close our eyes to those in need and when we do not raise walls in front of our borders. Thanks dad, good way, ”said the girl.
David Sassoli: the wife
His wife, Alessandra Vittorini, also spoke during the state funeral, dedicating her moving words to her husband, who passed away at the age of 65.
“It’s too early, for the many things we still had to say to each other, for the future we were planning for the two of us and our boys. We will tell you those things again, we will think about the projects and we will imagine the future. We will walk certain of your presence, which will still accompany us but in another way, more dense and profound. The emptiness produced by a loss can turn into full “, declared the woman, and again:” It will be hard, very hard, but in recent years you have shown us that nothing is impossible “.
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