Stones Mark Passing of Middletown’s Homeless

Hundreds gathered in Middletown Thursday to celebrate success in the effort to end homelessness and to honor 15 members of the homeless community who died in 2016.

Jan. 5, 2017

Our interim rector, Dana Campbell, borrowed a Jewish burial custom to mark the passing of 15 homeless persons who died in Middletown in 2016 at a memorial service held at our church December 23. Those attending the service were asked to leave a small stone to commemorate the deceased. Placing a stone “symbolizes that our memories of that person never go away,” Dana told a Middletown Press reporter. “It is a sign that you were there and that you remember that person, and that person continues to live through you.”

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