Tuesday, December 5, 2017

St. Peter's Cemetery removes of Grave Decorations

Losing a loved one is always hard. No one really recovers from this. The pain is often worse when the deceased one is a child. Christine Weiner of Poughkeepsie New York is one such person suffering the loss of her son of only 2 years of age in 1993. John Hubert Valentino lost his young life after a BB gun accident. He is buried at St. Peter's Cemetery in Poughkeepsie.

His mother Christine leaves wreaths, ornaments and other trinkets on his grave site. However, she discovered that the things she left behind were thrown away in a dumpster.  Other families who also have loved ones buried at the cemetery also found out that the items they left behind were also disposed of. Christine and other families are outraged that the cemetery would do this to them and their deceased loved ones. Among the items disposed of were even sacramentals such as Rosaries, medals, and statues.  Archdiocese of New York spokesman Joseph Zwilling stated that the cemetery has rules that must be enforced and followed in order to keep the grounds clean and safe for workers and visitors.

The story is troubling for the families involved and probably for you reading this post as well. I understand that the cemetery has rules and that the property has to look clean and dignified. It is the final resting place of the bodies of persons who walked among us at one time. However, I am troubled that the cemetery would throw sacramentals in the trash.




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http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/12/01/st-peters-cemetery-removal-grave-decorations-angers-mother/907166001/

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