PAUL FURMATO: Monologue of
"He adored me, and I adored him," said Cindy
Furmato. "We love him, we
want him back."
Cindy and Paul Furmato met 17 years ago when
both were undergraduates at Florida Institute of
Technology. They were taking a trigonometry class,
and despite earning high marks, "I pretended that
I didn't know what was going on and asked for
his help," she said. "We had our first date in a
Chinese restaurant, and we were in love from then
on. It was just him and me.
"He was my other half, and now I have to go on
without him," Mrs. Furmato said, tears in her eyes.
"It's the hardest for the children. Their father
had always been there for them. "Paul just turned
11 last week, but Daddy wasn't there. Stephanie
is 9. She always went fishing with Daddy. She
says now every time she fishes, it is for and with
him. Theresa is 6. She is very very bright, just
like her Daddy. Every morning, I don't want to get
out of bed, but I have to, because the children
"He got me this house, and it was our castle.
But we only had seven weeks. Now I won't be able to
make love with him anymore."
Mr. Furmato, 37, was a vice president at Cantor