Vandals Topple Gravestones in St. Stephen’s Cemetery

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FRAMINGHAM – Over the weekend, vandals toppled about 2 dozen gravestones at St. Stephen’s Cemetery on Fenwick Street in Framingham.

“Approximately 23 gravestones were overturned,” said Framingham Police spokesperson Lt. Rachel Mickens.

The vandalism is believed to have occurred the “night before,” said the police spokesperson.


A couple of SOURCE readers messaged the digital news site over the weekend and said all of the headstones belonged to religious order nuns. There is a monument and an area of the cemetery dedicated to the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Police would not release any photos.

There is no video available.

Police did not confirm if all of the headstones were from the religious order.

Framingham Police have no suspects at this time.

The damage was reported to police on October 22 at 11:18 a.m.

An estimate on the cost of the damage was not available, at this time.

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Photo courtesy Bob Parrow

courtesy Bob Parrow

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