Terry Spencer and Joshua Replogle, Associated Press Updated 4:14 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Corene Nero, right, and her daughter Gloria Rolle speak at their attorneys office next to an urn with cremated remains, in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Robert Nero Sr., passed away in 2013 and was cremated by Taylor Smith funeral home. In March, West Palm Beach police Department found a box with Robert Nero's name on it filled with ashes. Now the family is demanding answers from the funeral home and want to return the remains they have to the right family. less Corene Nero, right, and her daughter Gloria Rolle speak at their attorneys office next to an urn with cremated remains, in Boca Raton, Fla., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Robert Nero Sr., passed away in 2013 and was ... more Photo: Josh Repogle, AP … [Read more...] about Family says funeral home may have dumped father’s cremains
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Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 5:56 PM EDT Nov 2, 2018 The names of nearly 300 individuals, whose cremated remains were found at the now-closed Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit, were read out by multi-faith leaders who shared blessings at an All Souls' Day memorial service held at Mount Olivet Cemetery's Garden Chapel on Friday. Floor-to-ceiling windows dotted with stained glass designs let natural light touch the five caskets containing the remains, including those of veterans. Four silver boxes were placed on either side of a casket draped by the American flag containing 20 veterans. The remains are just one part of a widening funeral home scandal that, so far, has shut down two Detroit funeral homes; uncovered about 80 fetal, infant and adult remains; sparked a criminal investigation and led to multimillion-dollar lawsuits. But on Friday, the focus was on healing some of the hurt that the funeral home scandal has caused. … [Read more...] about All Souls Day memorial held for Cantrell Funeral Home remains
Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 3:10 PM EDT Oct 27, 2018 Detroit — The gospel song "Break Every Chain" could be heard along Mack Avenue on Saturday on the approach to the former Cantrell Funeral Home were the community gathered to begin healing after an investigation revealed nearly 300 remains were abandoned inside the facility. More than 100 people gathered in the chapel of the former funeral home for an interfaith prayer service to repair the East Village neighborhood. The prayer service was held two weeks after 11 infant remains, 10 being fetuses, were discovered on Oct. 12 hidden in the ceiling at the former funeral home, at 10400 Mack Avenue. An anonymous letter to Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs instructed authorities where to find the remains. More: Detroit former funeral home owner reveals where 11 infant bodies were found More: Cantrell Funeral Home … [Read more...] about Community tries to heal after Cantrell Funeral Home discovery
By S. M. Chavey, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News Published 11:21 am CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Jaws and Zeus, father and son, were allegedly shot by a neighbor while out for a run Friday evening in North Central San Antonio. Jaws, shown here with owner Amanda Espinosa, sustained a shot to the nose and survived. Zeus was shot four to six times in the torso and died at the scene. less Jaws and Zeus, father and son, were allegedly shot by a neighbor while out for a run Friday evening in North Central San Antonio. Jaws, shown here with owner Amanda Espinosa, sustained a shot to the nose and ... more Photo: Courtesy Of Amanda Espinosa Jaws and Zeus, father and son, were allegedly shot by a neighbor while out for a run Friday evening in North Central San Antonio. Jaws sustained a shot to the nose and survived. Zeus was shot four to six times in the torso and died at the scene. less Jaws and Zeus, father and … [Read more...] about Police investigating after San Antonio family’s dogs shot, 1 killed, while out for run
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.