|The bodies of the couple who committed suicide (Photo:Seth Gottfried)|
The NYPost revealed that Glenn Scarpelli, 53, and Patricia Colant, 50 — who had carted trash bags filled with belongings from their home to the curb Thursday — leaped at around 5:45 a.m. from the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue building where they worked.
Their bodies were later found in the middle of East 33rd Street in Murray Hill with a suicide note and ID in a plastic baggie in each of their pockets.
Scarpelli titled his typed suicide note, “WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE.’’
“Patricia and I had everything in life,” the dad of two wrote.
But the note took a dark turn, describing the couple’s “financial spiral,’’ sources said.
Colant’s letter included contact information for family and friends and instructed that a specific person notify their children about their deaths, a law-enforcement source said.
“I just don’t understand why this would happen, why they would do this to their kids,” said Adam Lamb, a fellow chiropractor who was friends with the couple for 16 years.
Records show the couple, who lived in the Financial District, were drowning in debt and slammed with dozens of tax liens from both the federal and state government. But “I feel like there’s something else going on,” Lamb said.“Even with all that debt, it still doesn’t make sense.’’
Steve Bogan, a relative of the couple, called their double suicide “very shocking.”
Last year, Joseph said in a school speech that his parents once gave him advice on how to cope if he lost “everyone I love.”
“I am going to share with you some advice given to me by my own parents when I was younger,” Joseph told his Loyola classmates at a morning assembly in March 2016.
“My parents repeatedly told me that I could wake up one day and lose everyone I love, but no one will ever be able to take away my faith.”
Joseph attends the University of Miami School of Business Administration, while his sister is enrolled at St. Edwards University in Texas, according to the high school’s alumni magazine.
“They were both beautiful people,” said a former Loyola student who is friends with Isabella. “They were a big Italian family, always inviting people over for the Festival of the Seven Fishes.
"They were always involved in school.
“Their kids didn’t know anything about their financial problems,” she added. “None of us did. He seemed like he loved his job.” PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I TOTALLY Got Rid Of my POT BELLY,excess Fat and Overweight In just 2weeks.. Click HERE for Details.