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December 19, 2013

Town Council grants exception for man to bury his son

Former Pinkerton student died after crash last week

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Budreau said the rule was put in place to prevent overcrowding.

“Before the cemetery expanded, they were faced with the decreasing availability of space to purchase plots,” he said. “Whether that is subject to the review of the current town council remains to be seen.”

But he said this case was deserving of a special exception.

“Nicholas’s life here and Chris’s residency here for 20 years created a fairly compelling reason to call this emergency meeting,” Budreau said.

Niland said he hopes his situation sets a precedent for people in similar situations.

“Maybe they can make it easier for the next parent who gets that phone call in the middle of the night,” he said.

Niland said he was going to start making plans to bury his son today.

“We are going to start making arrangements,” he said. “We are going to get the lot cleared and talk with (Derry Public Works Director Mike Fowler) to get the hole dug.”

A burial plot in Forest Hills costs $500.

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