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Fiancee remembers Joseph Morante, the 19-year-old Revere man slain in a Roxbury cellphone store

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The last time Diana Alvarez saw her fiance, Joseph Morante, alive, the two teenagers were spending their morning the way they spent most of their time: together, talking about their future.

The two went on walks a lot, she said, talking about the kids they hoped to have one day and the house in East Boston they wanted to raise them in.

When 19-year-old Morante got out of the shower Wednesday morning, getting ready to begin his long commute from Alvarez’s family home in Revere to his job at a cellphone store in Roxbury, he promised to decorate the wall in their room with LED lights.

Later that night, after Morante had been shot and killed in a robbery at a cellphone store on Tremont Street, the 17-year-old Alvarez was still waiting for her fiance to get home.

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