Jesse Paulo, of Dunedin, cuddles his son Benjamin. Photo
Jesse Paulo, of Dunedin, cuddles his son Benjamin (7
months) in this family photo taken about eight months ago,
before Mr Paulo's health deteriorated.
Mr Paulo (28) died at the Otago Community Hospice early
yesterday. He married Lafoaluga Paese in an emotional
ceremony at the hospice on December 4.
The couple of two years decided only that morning to marry
before it was too late, as Mr Paulo had terminal cancer.
Many Dunedin people and businesses donated their services, as
well as wedding clothing, accessories, equipment and food for
the service, which was attended by the couple's son Benjamin
and about 30 relatives, friends and hospice staff.
Mrs Paulo and the Paulo family were grateful for all the
support and generosity shown.