So many graves at St. Mary's Cemetery are of Italian and Portuguese immigrants. This one is by Our Darling, posted two weeks ago. Little Lucrezia died shortly after her 1st birthday. To my surprise, there is a portrait plaque on her headstone. I've never seen one for a child this young.
One glance and you can tell she was a much loved and pampered child. Those little pom poms on her cap are too darling for words. Seeing her face, and knowing the love her parents must have felt for her, intensified my sense of sadness at her early death. She looks so healthy; what could happen to have death claim her so early?