Candlelight Vigil for Kristen Pulisciano on Mother's Day
The event will remember Kristen Pulisciano and raise awareness about domestic violence.
Family members, friends and loved ones of the late Kristen Pulisciano are inviting the community to a candlelight vigil in honor of the mother who was killed in her Burlington home last week.
Pulisciano was found stabbed to death in her home on May 3. Her long-time boyfriend Christopher Piantedosi was arraigned in court on Monday on charges of her murder.
The vigil is also meant to raise awareness of domestic violence in honor of Pulisciano and her family.
The vigil will take place on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the gazebo on the Burlington Town Commons across from Town Hall.
"Please come show your support and stand up against Domestic Violence in our community," the invitation to the vigil reads. "We hope to see you there."
In the time between now and when the tragedy occurred last week, family members have posted loving sentiments in memory of Pulisciano.
"Kristen found me on Facebook," Amanda Pulisciano wrote. "Our father wasn't great so we didn't grow up together and we were going to meet this summer. Our chats though brought us close and closed many wounds our father caused. She succeeded as a mom where she had a hole. She shined and was beautiful but I'm glad she was happy in the last days. I will always wish it was me instead of her."
"Kristen was my big sister," wrote Toni Pulisciano. "She was so beautiful inside and out. We had a garbage childhood and she learned from that and became a great mom. She had a kind yet strong soul and dedicated her life so my niece and nephew didn't have to grow up the way we did. RIP you beautiful angel. You will always be missed but never forgotten."
Obituary and funeral services:
Kristen Pulisciano of Burlington, formerly of North Reading, died on May 3.
She was the loving mother of Cody and Bryanna. She is also survived by her family, Kim and Ron of Derry, NH, Dana & Joseph of Arlington, many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn Street, Burlington (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Friday May 11 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday May 10 from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Kristen’s name may be made to the Pulisciano Family Fund, care of Northern Bank, 13 Center St., Burlington, MA 01803.