Westborough – Annie Rose Traiforos, a nurse at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, was scraping the ice off of her car in the parking lot on the day after Thanksgiving when her wedding ring slipped from her finger into the snow.
“I tried to find it but I wasn’t able to because of the heavy snow,” she recalled. “So the following day I had my co-worker, Kelly (a nurse) email the maintenance people letting them know I lost it. My husband tried to find it, too, the following day in the snow bank but no luck. After more than a week of not hearing anything, I just gave up.”
Maintenance worker Brian Ramsey had not. He walked around the parking lot looking for it, after he heard the story from his supervisor.
“We thought that at this point it would be like finding a needle in a haystack, considering the plows had already completed plowing the parking lots,” he said.
For the next week, he kept his eye out for the ring whenever he was in the parking lot.
On Dec. 6, while cleaning up some papers in the parking lot, Ramsey “noticed out of the corner of my eye something glistening. As I got closer and closer I realized it was a ring.”
When Traiforos heard the news she was “so happy and excited.”
“I told my hubby right away after knowing for a fact it was not lost,” she said. “I’m so grateful to have my ring back and God bless Brian for the effort of finding it. Such a good heart.”
She and her husband, Anthony, have been married for almost five years. Traiforos said that Anthony bought her a chain so she can wear her ring around her neck so it stays safe.