Hardworking Widow Receives The Surprise Of A Lifetime
Holly Reyes 3/7/2016
DeeDee loved working side-by-side with her husband Yianni at their very own pizza place in Bedford, New Hamphire. Thriving since 1991, Pizza Bella was a place where people loved to come and enjoy the friendly atmosphere where Yianni treated all their guests as friends calling them "buddy." One day in 2012 everything dramatically changed when Yianni died unexpectedly, leaving DeeDee with Pizza Bella all to her own.
She was devastated and heartbroken losing her husband, and the thought of even walking in the doors of what use to be their own place was too much to bear. As time went on, thinking of all their employees and the responsibility of her place, she picked herself up and began working again.
When her family and friends told Eastern Bank about her story, they wanted to give DeeDee a special surprise. They sent DeeDee on a special spa getaway, and while she was away, something incredible was going on in her very own Pizza Bella. Along with Eastern Bank, DeeDee's daughters came and worked on renovating her shop to what she always dreamed of. When she walks in, she couldn't believe her eyes.