PRIOLO GARGALLO (SICILY), ITALY - 31 JULY 2013: A detail of the slippers of Elio Vincenzi, the 65 years old husband of the missing and presumed dead Costa Concordia cruise ship passenger Mariagrazia Trecarichi, sitting in the living room of his home in Priolo Gargallo, Italy, on July 31st 2013. Elio Vincenzi defines himself a "pantofolaio", an Italian word for "homebody" (a person who prefers staying at home), reason for which Mr Vincenzi didn't celebrate Mrs Trecarichi's 50th birthday on the Costa Concordia cruise ship. "I'm sorry my wife didn't get to know this new version of me, because since she disappeared I decided to take off my slippers and wear fins instead", Mr Vincenzi said.
Mariagrazia Trecarichi is missing since January 14th 2012, the day of her 50th birthday, after the Costa Concordia shipwrekck at the Giglio Island in Tuscany, Italy. Of the 3,229 passengers and 1,023 crew known to have been aboard, 30 people died,, and two more passengers are missing and presumed dead, inclusding Mrs Trecarichi. Mariagrazia Trecarichi had survived two cancers and decided to celebrate her 50th birthday on the Costa Concordia.
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