It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Luigi Cambone this morning at his care home near Gallinaro.
Born in 1913, Luigi celebrated his 105th birthday just a couple of months ago and was well known and highly respected by all who knew him. He worked hard all his life, and throughout maintained a level headed approach to everything that he did. His simple, uncomplicated lifestyle was one that I admired hugely. In this crazy, throwaway, materialistic world, in which so many rely on social media and technology, Luigi brought us back down to earth, reminding us of the real and true values in life. For him, the important things were focused on the land, family, friends, animals, history and faith.
He was an absolute legend of a man, and it was an honour and a privilege to have known such a true, honest and quietly inspirational person. He will never be forgotten and I hope that his legacy will be to remind us all of what is really important in life.