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Group Wants to Show Respect for Patients Buried at Willard

June 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Colleen Kelly Spellecy runs the Willard Cemetery Memorial Project at Willard State Hospital in which 5,776 patients are buried. They would like to create a burial register, clean the meadow and erect four granite markers in the lot with the names of the dead buried there.

Craig Williams of the New York State Museum, will give a presentation on Willard State Hospital at Hadley Hall, on the grounds of the hospital from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on July 23, He will show items from the Willard suitcase exhibit. Colleen Kelly Spellecy is scheduled to talk about her memorial project at noon, Aug. 30, before the Seneca Falls Rotary Club, at Waterloo Holiday Inn.

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