Nicole Stall boarded the first plane to Maryland she could catch when she heard of Benjamin Boniface's death last June.
She was there to grieve the death of a boy she had known since his birth.
But also to work. In the days after the 20-year-old's death in an early-morning car accident on the farm, she went to the barns where she had fallen in love with horses as a teenager.
“I was completely out of it,” said William K. Boniface, known to most as Billy. “She just went out to the stallion barn, kept it running. Everything went as it should.”
Stall, a 1992 John Carroll graduate whose maiden name is Schab, will return to her home state next...