Aldersbridge’s ElderVentures program replaces resident’s wedding ring

ALDERSBRIDGE COMMUNITIES CEO Richard Gamache granted Winslow Gardens resident Emmalou Kirchmeier’s wish for a replica of her 1940s engagement ring. The wish was the first one granted by Aldersbridge’s new ElderVentures program. From left: Executive assistant Mary Montanaro; MRT Jewelers employee John Musial; Kirchmeier; Gamache; Aldersbridge Communities Director of Development Elise Strom; and Aldersbridge Communities Director of Finance Daniel Quinn. / COURTESY ALDERSBRIDGE COMMUNITIES
EAST PROVIDENCE – Emmalou Handford married her neighborhood sweetheart, Otto Kirchmeier, a U.S. Army gunnery chief stationed in Panama, while he was on leave in 1942, and wore the engagement ring he bought for 58 years. Upon Otto Kirchmeier’s death in 2002, Emmalou Kirchmeier sold the setting (the stone had been lost) and the rest…
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