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Mother’s Day 2013

Danvers mother overcomes tragedy through love for children

Michelle Giovanni was out running errands on a cold February day in 2002. Her brother was babysitting her two boys, ages 1½ and 3. But when she returned home, her life had changed.

As she pulled into her driveway in Saugus, her mother came outside in tears. Her father was inside, on the phone with the coroner’s office in Florida.

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