October 7, 2011
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Marie Pizelo says goodbye

In 20 years as a greeter at the Women’s Hearth, Marie Pizelo, center, touched the lives of many struggling women through her warm welcome and her artwork. Recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, the women of the day center in downtown Spokane recently gathered in honor of Pizelo. “All my life, I’ve had a thing for people who suffer alone,” she said.

Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review