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SPECIAL DELIVERY: Port Charlotte rural carrier delivers 93-year-old’s final wish

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — A mail carrier in Port Charlotte formed an unlikely friendship with a 93-year-old widow that will take the pair to the Philippines.

Theresa Fenelon has been delivering mail for around 10 years and said she always looks out for the residents on her routes.

“The joke is that we know more about you than you think we know,” said Fenelon.

So, in late 2023, when Fenelon noticed 93-year-old Remedios (Remy) Ortiz Canque wasn’t getting her mail from the mailbox at her apartment, she checked in on her.

“I went to her and figured out she had a disability.” said Fenelon.

Fenelon began hand delivering mail to Remy, then volunteering to help her around the house, taking her to the store and to church.

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