Discarded 'baby Monica' given proper funeral, burial in Brooklyn


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A five-month-old fetus found dead by police in Brooklyn over the winter was finally given a proper funeral and burial Saturday in a solemn event attended by hundreds of people.

A bagpipe wailed as a hearse and an NYPD honor guard escorted a small, white casket into Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park.

The abandoned girl was found under a tree in East New York in February. She was never claimed by her mother and was eventually given the name “baby Monica” after the mother of Saint Augustine.

Fred Trabulsi, of the Life Center of New York, said baby Monica deserved a proper funeral Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

“We were moved to show dignity to this baby that didn’t have dignity, so we hope this will awaken us that there is a culture of life and that there are people out here that respect life,” Trabulsi said.

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