Mourning father calling for change to NH cemetery's grave policy
MANCHESTER, NH (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) The father of a five-year-old child buried in a Manchester, NH cemetery is at the center of a dispute over what items are allowed to remain at the graves of underage children.
Michael Guglielmo's five-year-old son who was born with a genetic immune deficiency died in April. The child was buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery.
Guglielmo asked the Parks and Recreation Commission in a letter to consider making an exception to their rules about what can be left at the graves of children under the age of 16, reports the Union Leader.
On Tuesday, Guglielmo was told his request would not be considered at the next commission meeting. The Director of Parks responded to the request by saying that the cemetery "should remain as dignified as possible." A policy allowing only one floral arrangement per grave was upheld.