PHOTOS: Illegal dumping at cemetery in Holyoke


HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Illegal dumping was found at a church cemetery in Holyoke this past weekend.

Megan Justice-Powers took photos of the illegal dumping over the weekend and shared them with 22News (above). Click here if you’re having trouble viewing the photo gallery on your mobile device.

We spoke to Mark Dupont, Spokesman for the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese, about the illegal dumping.

“This is a story about people who have desecrated what is sacred land, which has a deep emotional context to people whose loved ones are buried there,” Dupont said. “We take the stewardship of this land very seriously.”

Mark Dupont told 22News, when they were alerted about the trash, cemetery maintenance crews were on the job immediately dealing with the debris.

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