Man finds dollar wife signed years after her death

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Man Finds Late Wife's Lost Dollar Bill Years After Her Death

Money and love don't usually mix well, but for one Connecticut man, it was the greatest keepsake of his late wife.

Peter and Grace Bilello each signed one dollar bills to give to each other as a token of their love in 2009 after Grace went through her first battle with cancer.

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Man finds dollar wife signed years after her death
Peter and Grace Bilello each signed one dollar bills to give to each other as a token of their love in 2009 after Grace went through her first battle with cancer. This year, Peter found that dollar in change his granddaughter received, years after accidentally losing it. (Photo by Bilello Family/WTNH)
Peter and Grace Bilello each signed one dollar bills to give to each other as a token of their love in 2009 after Grace went through her first battle with cancer. This year, Peter found that dollar in change his granddaughter received, years after accidentally losing it. (Photo by Bilello Family/WTNH)
Peter and Grace Bilello each signed one dollar bills to give to each other as a token of their love in 2009 after Grace went through her first battle with cancer. This year, Peter found that dollar in change his granddaughter received, years after accidentally losing it. (Photo by Bilello Family/WTNH)
Peter and Grace Bilello each signed one dollar bills to give to each other as a token of their love in 2009 after Grace went through her first battle with cancer. This year, Peter found that dollar in change his granddaughter received, years after accidentally losing it. (Photo by Bilello Family/WTNH)
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Peter told ABC's WTNH he kept both bills in his wallet until he accidentally spent them the following year and he was devastated. Last year, a few months after celebrating their 50th anniversary, Grace passed away from breast cancer.

Peter was at a Subway restaurant with his granddaughter Ashley this year when something amazing happened. After making a purchase, he got some change back. And he noticed something special on one of the bills.

It was his wife's signature.

"When I see the first one was my wife's dollar, I said, 'Oh my god, Ashley, look.' We started to cry. Five years later."

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