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Letter: Statue of Mary Stolen

As Levittown residents since 1959, we are very saddened to report the loss/theft of our statue of the Blessed Mother, which has stood outside of our Levittown home for close to 50 years.

My parents moved into the beautiful and quiet community of Levittown in 1959. This statue of Mary has stood in our front yard protecting us and our house for as long as I can remember. I and my four siblings have stood in front of this statue for all of our most memorable occasions including baptisms, communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings, births, even for Halloween. Whenever my mother received flowers from her children or after a wedding, she always placed the flowers in front of the statue of the Blessed Mother.

My mother is now suffering from Alzheimer’s. Thank God she isn’t even aware of our statue being gone. However, with her everlasting faith in God, the Blessed Mary, and the Catholic Church, if she could, she would tell us to pray for that person responsible for they may be in need of Mary’s blessings more than us now.

We don’t expect to ever see our statue again. The wonderful memories we hold in our hearts cannot ever be erased by one thoughtless act. We just pray that the individual(s) responsible for this loss of ours can find peace through the Blessed Mary that is now theirs.

Cathy Lamb