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Mother of SIDS Infant Donates 27 Books to the Bonetti Children’s Room at Main Library

SURROUNDED BY LOVE – Dignora Aquino sits at one of the tables in the Bonetti Children’s Room at the Main Library, surrounded by the 27 books she has donated to the Children’s Room in loving memory of her son, Mathew Angelo Scarpa, who dies of  SIDS on January 3, 2012, at the age of three months and four days.

Mathew Angelo Scarpa

JERSEY CITY, NJ   May 16, 2012 – “In lieu of flowers and mass cards, Matthew’s family asks that you donate your favorite children’s book in Matthew’s memory to the Jersey City Free Public Library.”

It was a small gesture, lovingly placed in the obituary of their son, Matthew Angelo Scarpa, when he suddenly died on January 3, 2012. Born on September 29, 2011, and only three months, four days old when he passed, this infant made a difference in his parents’ lives, who have now shared that sunshine with others.

            Dignora Aquino and Sgt. Michael J. Scarpa of the Jersey City Police Department are also the parents of four children – WilliamGaius Christopher, Raffaele Charles, Marissa Vera, and Gianna Rose – whose fifth child, Matthew, was known for his radiant smile. Continue reading Mother of SIDS Infant Donates 27 Books to the Bonetti Children’s Room at Main Library

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