GRAVE VANDALISM — Alice DiBartolomeo of Warrensburg arranges flowers Sept. 12 on the grave of her daughter, Lisa Favaro, who was killed June 27 in an automobile crash. DiBartolomeo is upset because statues and solar lights have been stolen from Lisa’s grave, as well as from the burial plot of DiBartolomeo’s departed husband Anthony. Local funeral director John Alexander said stealing items from graves was reprehensible. “It’s very unfortunate that some people have no respect,” he said, noting that all local citizens must be vigilant and report any unusual activity in the town’s cemeteries.
To the Adirondack Journal:
My youngest daughter Lisa Marie DiBartolomeo Favaro was killed on June 27, 2011 due do an automobile accident. It was alleged that state Trooper Richard Mancini veered from the path of an oncoming vehicle and crossed lanes to hit my daughter’s car, coming from the opposite direction.
She is buried in St. Cecilia’s cemetery in Warrensburg.
Before Labor Day, I placed three beautiful cherub statues and solar lights to go along with flowers on her grave.
These items lasted only three days before they were stolen.
Someone had the nerve to decimate her grave by taking her belongings.
She’s too young to be there. But to have someone steal these items is so heartless. Some people say that “it’s just kids,” but it’s illegal vandalism that is hurtful.
I hate to think that as these vandals become adults, this is what Warrensburg has to look forward to.
If your child came home with cherub statues and solar lights, wouldn’t you ask, “Where did you get these?”
I hope there are some parents who will ask this question.
Her life was stolen from her, now the decorations on her grave were also stolen — why?
Alice DiBartolomeo, Warrensburg