I never met Karen Gelzinis, the wife of Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis. But judging from the obituaries in today's Globe and Sunday's Herald, she was a remarkable woman who touched a lot of lives. Here's a representative anecdote from the Globe piece:
[Peter Gelzinis] said his wife's standing sometimes helped his own career.
He remembered trying to interview gang members in the early 1990s on
Intervale Street. "The biggest of the four guys steps out, walks over,
and gives me a once-over, looks me straight in the eye, and says, 'You
Mrs. Gelzinis's husband? Say hello. She was my best teacher,' " he
My condoloences to Peter and his family.