letters | the matter of a body

Funeral director merits thanks, not scorn

Regarding “Cambridge won’t bury bomb suspect” (Page A1, May 6), I believe that thanks are due to funeral director Peter Stefan of Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors in Worcester for demonstrating what it’s like to be a compassionate and generous person, even under extremely difficult and unsavory circumstances. Stefan routinely gives his time and professional resources to prepare and bury people who are without family and finances. He doesn’t have to do this for anyone, much less for accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Stefan’s compassionate actions have drawn scorn and protest. I hope a burial solution is found soon so that this part of the tragic story can come to a close.

Nancy Carroll