Lynn Cemetery Commission Says No to Profanity on Headstones
LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Commissioners at a Lynn cemetery have said no to profanity on headstones.
Pine Grove Cemetery commissioners this week unanimously rejected a family’s request to inscribe their loved one’s gravestone with a verse that panel said included two swear words.
Sonny Santiago was a rapper who died in a car crash in February.
The commission became aware of the verse when the company inscribing the three-foot tall memorial submitted drawings to commissioners.
Chairman Arthur Dulong tells The Daily Item of Lynn the commission has never had a problem with profanities on memorials before.
Santiago’s sister-in-law, Angela Ventola, says city officials contacted the family about the inscription and they agreed to have the gravestone inscribed with a different, profanity-free verse from a song Santiago wrote.
Information from: The (Lynn, Mass.) Daily Item, http://itemlive.com