PEARL RIVER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — After going public with their doubts about the investigation, the parents of a bride-to-be killed in a Hudson River boating crash turned their attention to her funeral.
A service for Lindsey Stewart of Piermont was held Thursday at the church in Pearl River where she would have been married Aug. 10.
During the service, her mother, Carol Stewart-Kosik, urged Stewart’s fiancé, Brian Bond, to use the wreck as “a source of strength.” She told him that her daughter loved him with “every fiber of her being.”
She described a 30-year-old who used to put her hands on her hips and tell it like it was. Despite Stewart’s brutal honesty the human resources manager always put a positive spin on things, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported.
“I can’t remove the word tragedy from Lindsay’s legacy anymore than I can push that aluminum barge out of the Hudson,” Stewart-Kosik said during her eulogy.
She asked mourners to use the tragedy as a source of strength. Stewart’s sister quoted Bob Marley and then said, “Lindsey, You loved living life and you lived the life you loved.”
After speaking, Stewart-Kosik went to his Bond’s pew and hugged him.