SURROUNDED BY LOVE â€“ Dignora Aquino sits at one of the tables in the Bonetti Childrenâ€™s Room at the Main Library, surrounded by the 27 books she has donated to the Childrenâ€™s Room in loving memory of her son, Mathew Angelo Scarpa, who dies ofÂ SIDS on January 3, 2012, at the age of three months and four days.
JERSEY CITY, NJÂ Â May 16, 2012 â€“ â€œIn lieu of flowers and mass cards, Matthewâ€™s family asks that you donate your favorite childrenâ€™s book in Matthewâ€™s memory to the Jersey City Free Public Library.â€
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 parentsâ€™ lives, who have now shared that sunshine with others.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dignora Aquino and Sgt. Michael J. Scarpa of the Jersey City Police Department are also the parents of four children â€“ WilliamGaius Christopher, Raffaele Charles, Marissa Vera, and Gianna Rose â€“ whose fifth child, Matthew, was known for his radiant smile. Continue reading Mother of SIDS Infant Donates 27 Books to the Bonetti Childrenâ€™s Room at Main Library