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Family pays tribute to Marie McGrory
FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to Marie McGrory - whose husband John has been jailed for 14 years for her murder.
Care assistant Marie, 39, who was better known as ‘Milly’, was strangled by the ex-soldier in the kitchen of their Wooburn Green home on January 3.
See related links for background on the pair's troubled relationship, as well as stories about the trial.
Det Ch Insp Vince Grey, the officer who led the murder investigation, said: “McGrory has robbed the family of this time that they would have spent with Milly due to a cowardly and malicious act.
“I am pleased with the verdict and hopefully, although Milly will never be forgotten, her family can start to move forward and use the obvious love they held for Milly to rebuild their lives.”
A statement released on behalf of her family and friends said: "Words will never be enough to describe the pain all of us feel.
“Milly was a special, loving person and whoever came into contact with her could feel her warmth and love. Our families’ lives will never be the same again knowing the way she was taken.
"Milly was and is love, her whole life and demeanor was all about love and peaceful spiritual understanding.
“Watching the changing moon, the changing seasons and mother earth without you will always hurt.
“Will we ever hit the floor giggling until we cry again? We will always think and dream of you with tears behind our smiles. Although your light is now behind the veil it can never be diminished, shine on sweetly star.”