It’s been a stressful week in the old neighborhood, with the brutal assault of Mary Grace Tassone and the search for her attacker. Thankfully, the manhunt ended when the alleged assailant was apprehended Thursday afternoon a few blocks away in Mary Grace’s stolen car.
The Tassone family is well known to those of us who were fortunate enough to grow up in this town in the last half century. It was not uncommon to see Mary Grace making the rounds at the hospital or visiting the sick and infirm in their homes. That included our own, when Mary Ann’s mother, one of the elders of St. Patrick’s, became housebound and lived with us in her declining years. Now it is Mary Grace who needs the healing hand of the community. We all pray for her recovery.