Laying of the Mums

Laying of the Mums
Posted on 11/10/2019
The annual ND  Laying of the Mums  took place on Wednesday. The ceremony, led by Father Peter Cipriani of Assumption Church, honored former ND faculty who have passed, including Mrs. Carole Surina, Mr. John Waldeyer, Dr. Robert DeSimone, Mr. Richard LaTorre, Ms. Jean Baranyar, Mr. James Lombardo, Mr. Steve Nemergut, Dr. Edward H Bourque, and Fr. William Sangiovanni. Mums were laid at the base of each person's commemorative tree followed by a remembrance and prayer. This dedication is a French tradition in which even the smallest of French children visit a cemetery in order that all who have passed be honored.