By Beth David, Editor
“I’ve never been there when somebody wasn’t sitting there,” said Darlene Lovegrove, Matthew Lovegrove’s mother, about the memorial bench for him at the little fishing pier off the Little Bay extension to the bike path in Fairhaven.
She said the bench was destroyed last Wednesday, 7/29, and they used the back of it for firewood.
Her son Matthew was only 21 when he was killed in a car crash in 2004. The public works department installed the bench not long after. The driver of the other car paid for it.
“It’s been 15 years,” said Ms. Lovegrove.
She goes to the bench every week. once a month in the winter.
It’s a quiet, peaceful place, and the bench gives people a place to sit, relax, and look out over the water.
Her hope is that someone will come forward.
“It’s a place that everyone in town knows,” said Ms. Lovegrove.
If you have any information about the damage to the bench, please call the Fairhaven Police Department, 508-997-7421
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