Residents angered by vandalism at St. Michael’s cemetery

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many visitors to the grave sites of loved ones at St. Michael’s cemetery in Springfield learned about the vandalism of 14 headstones this past week.

The overturned headstones will be repaired in the coming days but residents made a Sunday pilgrimage to pay respects said they were shocked at what they found.

A Springfield woman spoke up, saying she’s disgusted at the actions of the people responsible for this vandalism, “what in the cemetery, it’s selfish and I feel bad for the families effected by it.”

Spokesman for the Springfield roman catholic diocese Mark Dupont told 22News, a contractor will restore the stones at the earliest available date, the cost to be borne by the cemetery.

It’s the damage was done the night of Monday November 13 – November 14, and reported to the police November 14.

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