Lantigua could not be reached yesterday.
Tom Sapienza said he will seek to regain his job and return to work full-time.
In the meantime, Heather Sapienza’s death yesterday drew scores of comments on the Facebook page she and her family had set up.
Her mother wrote first.
“Our beautiful girl now graces the heavens like no other before her and no other to come,” her mother, Sue Sexton, wrote along side a picture of herself hugging her daughter, who wore one of the bright pink wigs she was known for. “She passed this morning in Tom and my arms. She is at peace now.”
Arrangements were incomplete.
TO CONTRIBUTE: The Sapienza Family Fund, NESC Federal Credit Union, 244 Pleasant St., Methuen, Ma. 01844. The fund is approved by the family. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Mike Sweeney at 978-397-3512.