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Jury faults mortuary for losing remains

Awards couple $325,000 in suit over son's missing body

Robert and Therese Bellissimo Benedict plan to use the award a jury gave them against the J.S. Waterman & Sons funeral home to start a foundation to help premature babies and their families. Robert and Therese Bellissimo Benedict plan to use the award a jury gave them against the J.S. Waterman & Sons funeral home to start a foundation to help premature babies and their families. (David Kamerman/Globe Staff)
By John R. Ellement
Globe Staff / March 5, 2008

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A Suffolk Superior Court jury awarded a Boston couple a total of $325,000 yesterday, ruling that they suffered emotional distress when a city funeral home lost and possibly cremated the remains of their stillborn son. (Full article: 735 words)

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